Even a very lightweight gilet like this Italian-made one from DHB can make a big difference between feeling cold when you’re riding and being comfortably warm.
It’s a thin, sleeveless Windtex top, with aerated sections under the arms to stop you getting too sweaty. The Windtex material not only keeps the wind out but provides a degree of breathability
It has a high cut neck and a long back, but there’s no mesh on the back, so if you’re carrying a backpack you may ﬁnd yourself perspiring. But if you like your kit as light as possible – and clear – then DHB’s gilet delivers.