Le Col Arcus winter gilet review

Wind-busting winter vest

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £129.99 RRP
Le Col Arcus winter gilet

Our review

Burly yet compactable wind-busting vest
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Le Col have brightened things up this winter with their Arcus range. The predominantly white clothing is a departure from the dark colours of recent years, but still retains the sleek, minimalist look they’re renowned for. The winter gilet is essentially a carbon copy of their winter jacket – minus the arms – with a wind stopping, water resistant fabric across the chest. It’s quite thick, which means it can’t be scrunched into as small a ball as some vests, but it’ll still fit into a jersey pocket.


Wear it on a mild autumn or spring day and you’re likely to overheat but it comes into its own on dry, cold or windy days. The thick fabric across the chest and shoulders provides a solid shield against gusts, while the material is thinner on the back for improved breathability. Features include a zipped waterproof pocket and plenty of hi-vis details. Our only quibble is the price, which seems a touch on the high side.

Product Specifications


Name Arcus winter gilet (11)
Brand Le Col

Manufacturer's Description The most versatile layer in the Le Col range - and our favourite as well. It's a sleeveless version of the winter jacket above. For versatility and convenience the gilet will roll up to fit in your rear pocket, easy to wear and stow away at different points on the ride. Thermal and warm yet practical and functional it can be worn in conjunction with other layers for a wide range of conditions.
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS
Available Colours Black/White