A gilet is an essential bit of kit for UK cyclists, and something which will get a lot of use through the year, whether it’s on cool or damp summer rides, in changeable spring and autumn conditions, or as an extra line of defence in winter.
It’s a versatile piece of clothing then, and a good gilet should be windproof and light enough to stow away in a jersey pocket when you don’t need it. Many offer a level of water resistance adequate for light rain or the odd shower, too.
Needless to say, there’s a vast selection of gilets on the market, with every major clothing brand offering at least one. To help you make the right choice, we’ve rounded up six of the best from £19.99 to £100, from the affordable but effective, to some of the most technical on the market gilets on the market.