Scott Helium gilet review

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£135

Scott Helium gilet

BikeRadar verdict

70.0 out of 5 stars

"The Helium is most definitely investment winter dressing – but we liked it a lot"

Thursday, November 3, 2011 3.30pm By

This is an eye-watering price for a gilet but after riding with the Scott Helium a lot we’d urge you not to look away too soon. Made from warm-backed Gore Windstopper it has the luxury feel of an insulated winter jacket.

The zip has a full-length draught flap, there’s a generous zip garage and the drawcord hem snugs everything in for a close fit that keeps out breezes. Instead of a rear pocket there’s an envelope opening that gives access to any pockets underneath – it’s genius.

The Helium is a jacket without sleeves rather than a classic gilet and it’s a versatile piece. Keeping your core warm keeps the rest of you warm too, but being sleeve-free makes you feel less encumbered and prevents overheating.

It’s like wearing waterproof shorts instead of full length over trousers – you get protection where you need it, but without any excess. The cut is relatively easy – we wore more-casual-fit jerseys underneath. We know it’s expensive but we’d wear this a lot in winter – probably instead of a jacket.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike

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Specification

Name:
Helium gilet (11)
Brand:
Scott
Price:
£135

Description:
Fabric: Gore Windstopper
Clothing Sizes Available:
L M S XL XXL
Available Colours:
Black

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