Montane Featherlight Velo Gilet review

The Velo is constructed from Pertex Microlight fabric, a super-thin showerproof material that’s very breathable too – aided by four extra vents on the back.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £34.99 RRP
Montane Featherlight Velo Gilet

Our review

Breathable and showerproof, but huge
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The Velo is constructed from Pertex Microlight fabric, a super-thin showerproof material that’s very breathable too – aided by four extra vents on the back. Complete with its own mesh bag, it packs down to the size of a tennis ball. It’s pretty much the same colour as one too, standing out superbly on a dull day like a beacon.

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Continuing the high-viz theme, reflective piping runs the full length of the zip, as well as the ripstop panels on the back. In fact, the only downside is the enormous cut. The medium I tried is more like a roomy large, and fits fine over a fleece but balloons up over a normal jersey.

Colours: fluoro yellow, black, red. Sizes: XS-XXL.

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Size tested: M. Weight: 102g.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Featherlight Velo
Brand Montane

Additional Zipped Pocket Yes
Extendable/Drop Back Yes
Hem Cinchcord Yes
Mesh Inserts Yes
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Storm Flap Yes
Vented Yes
Weight (g) 102
Windproof Yes
Clothing Material Mesh Pertex Quantum
Clothing Sizes Available L L/XL M S S/M XL XS XXL
Available Colours Black Fluo Yellow Red
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Pocket Types Front
Lining Fabric Mesh