Lusso gilet review£26.99

UK-made fuss-free kit

BikeRadar score4/5

Unlike a lot of cycling kit, Lusso’s gilet actually comes in colours other than black. And it differs from most other brands by still being handmade in the UK. 

While that can sometimes mean inflated prices, Lusso’s kit has managed to stay resolutely wallet-friendly. 

The Manchester-based company’s gilet has a long tail, is waterproof and breathable, and has reflective strips front and rear. 

Unlike Rapha’s gilet, the Lusso doesn’t have any pockets, but in just about every other area this piece of spring kit is spot on. 

Our experience of using Lusso’s cycling kit suggests that it’ll be a durable item of clothing too. As for sizing, Lusso’s tends to be on the generous side. 

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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