With the chill­ier end of the year ap­proach­ing, lay­er­ing up is go­ing to be more im­por­tant. So we sought out the best vests and gave ’em a test!

Bikes Etc - - HEALTH -

As sum­mer draws to a close and you start to feel that au­tum­nal chill on morn­ing rides, you might want to think about adding ex­tra lay­ers to your cy­cling out­fit. A gilet is the per­fect ad­di­tion to your wardrobe at this time of year when change­able weather can catch out any cy­clist at any time. In fact, given the un­pre­dictabil­ity of the Bri­tish cli­mate, a gilet re­ally is one of the most use­ful items of cloth­ing you can own at any time of year, not just au­tumn. Act­ing as an ex­tra barrier be­tween you and the wind, th­ese sim­ple sleeve­less jack­ets will keep the cold off your ch­est, while some also of­fer wa­ter-re­sis­tance to fend off show­ers. At the same time, they’re light­weight and pack­able enough to stuff in a jer­sey pocket when not needed. With a vast range of fab­rics, tech­ni­cal fea­tures, colours and de­signs avail­able to choose from, there’s some­thing out there to suit ev­ery­body’s needs and bud­get. Here we bring you a round-up of nine of the lat­est light­weight gilets cur­rently on the mar­ket…

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