Madison Elevate gilet review

Water-resistant trail wear

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £59.99 RRP | USD $99.26
Madison Elevate Gilet

Our review

Tough, everyday trail wear that works happily down the pub, too
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This is the sort of heavyweight layer you’d wear right the way through your ride rather than stashing in the bag for emergencies.


Made from Madison’s own three-layer soft shell fabric, with a microfleece inner and water-/windproof laminate outer, the Elevate is significantly warmer than most other gilets on the market.

While the bulky fabric is a bit of a pain to pack, it excels in chilly, damp conditions where it’s too warm or dry to opt for the full waterproof but you still need something to top up the insulation.

Breathability is reasonable given the weight of the fabric, the cut is slightly square so there’s plenty of paunch space and the nice high neck makes a grand draught excluder.


We’d have appreciated a little more length in the body and a snugger cut around the arms, which gape under pack straps, as well as mesh backs to the chest and hip pockets to allow more ventilation options for when you heat up.

Product Specifications


Name Elevate water resistant gilet
Brand Madison

Description Features: Reversed zip, Additional Zipped Pocket, Breathable, Outer layer type
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Black
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Weight (g) 415
Colour Black
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Mesh Inserts No
Anti-Microbial No
Adjustable Fit Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
Waterproof No
Windproof Yes
No. of Pockets 4
Additional Zipped Pocket Yes