HOY Vulpine clothing is always very well-styled, with performance often to match, and while the waterproof Signal Packable Gilet is aimed at spring and autumn riding, it offers more of a punch than that and is an ideal extra layer to pack for long winter rides.
While a lot of gilets will claim to be water resistant, the Signal is made from a fully waterproof fabric, with a 15k breathability and waterproof rating. The full-length front zip is also waterproof and the same goes for the seams.
It goes without saying that, if it’s chucking it down from the moment you step outside the door, a gilet may not be the best option, even if the fabric is waterproof, but for those rides where there may be passing showers, mist or road spray, the Signal is up to the task and does a great job at keeping your core dry. Pair it with a water resistant jersey like the Castelli Gabba and you have a really versatile combination.