Alé Nucleo gilet review

The Alé Nucleo gilet is windproof, incredibly lightweight and scrunches down to the size of an energy bar. Perfect for the 'just in case' moments

Ale Nucleo gilet
(Image credit: Ale Cycling)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The uber lightweight and low profile Alé Nucleo Gilet really is the ticket in terms of performance. Its simplicity has been executed exceptionally, with the minimalist concept belying its functionality. If there was a women's specific fit, the £50 gilet would have nailed it. 

Reasons to buy
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    low profile

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Reasons to avoid
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    No women's specific fit yet

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    Limited edition

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Life, as they say, is like a British summer, you just never know what you're gonna get. Which is why everyone needs to err on the side of caution kit wise.

Buy now: Ale Nucleo gilet from wiggle for £50 

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.