Mavic Helium gilet review

Super-light riding vest

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £80.00 RRP | USD $99.95
Mavic Helium Gilet

Our review

Close-fitting super-light gilet let down by lack of breathability
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Mavic use their Duralite SL fabric for this featherweight windstopper. The Helium is gossamer light yet still gave protection from the wind and rain.


An off-centre zip keeps the soft-lined neck snug, but if things heat up it needs two hands, or a deft touch, to undo. On the bike, the form-fitting cut and light fabric mean the Helium is comfortable for easy sessions, but even plentiful laser-cut perforations aren’t great for breathability.


Mavic say the Helium is designed to fit “the fittest cyclists” so it fits slimmer athletes, but those with broad shoulders and chest need to upsize. And the yellow ‘M’ logo’s a dead ringer for a certain UK budget supermarket – not good on an £80 gilet.

Product Specifications


Name Helium Gilet (10)
Brand Mavic

Description • Pockets: Rear zip pocket • Clima Ride: Wind Ride: Cycling softgoods offering wind protection with strategically placed wind resistant (permeability) • Micro Vent: Strategically placed micro laser perforations that increase breathability and moisture management • Ergo Ride: Pro Fit: Closer fitting cut, carefully tailored to better match the fittest cyclists body shape. • Ergo Zip: Asymmetrical zip that is ergonomically positioned to limit irritation and pressure points insensitive areas. • Fabrics: Dura Lite SL
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL
Available Colours Black/White Yellow/Black