A quality gilet is a cornerstone of a cyclist’s kit, providing a lightweight layer of protection from the wind that can be worn on top of anything, from a summer jersey to a winter jacket. The original Brevet Gilet was launched in 2011, and its reflective stripes have been seen on long-distance epics, commutes to work, and everything in between.
Rapha’s latest iteration pairs wind-blocking fabrics on the chest with carefully positioned mesh panels across the shoulders for temperature regulation. The middle pocket cleverly opens out into a full width pocket ‘bag’, allowing you to easily store extra clothing or the provisions required for a long-distance ride without having to cram them into smaller pockets. The now iconic Brevet reflective and hi-vis stripes remain across the chest and back, while improved mesh side panels stretch to even accommodate full jersey pockets. The zip is now two-way, improving versatility for temperature regulation and access to jersey pockets. Even more packable than before, the Brevet Gilet remains the go-to for those in-between moments when a jersey isn’t warm enough and a jacket would be too hot.
Rapha’s Brevet range has a slightly more relaxed fit. If you’re unsure which size will offer you the most comfort, our updated size guides can help you find the perfect size.