Montane Slipstream gilet review£29.99

Ultra-lightweight vest

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Ultralight at just 86g, the Slipstream packs very small into a separate bag and easily stows in a jersey pocket.

It’s very good at keeping the chill off your chest without overheating you. We were comfortable – in that respect at least – for a steep 10-minute climb and the speedy descent on the other side without needing to adjust the zip.

Our large sample came up quite big, and the cut is completely square so it’s long in the front and gets a bit flappy at speed. As for keeping out the elements, it’s certainly windproof, but unfortunately it’s not waterproof.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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