Liv Race Day Wind Vest review

Lightweight wind protection that's small enough to be packed into a rear pocket – is the Liv Race Day Wind Vest the ideal apparel riding mate?

Liv Race Day Wind Vest
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The great-fitting, lightweight and packable Liv Race Day Wind Vest provides wind and water protection, making it a really handy piece of cycling apparel. If Liv could resolve the zip and fabric coming together issue, it would be close to perfect. 

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight

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    Wind resistant

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    Water resistant

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    Women's specific race cut fit

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    Packable

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    Rear pocket

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    Rear venting mesh

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    Reflective details

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Reasons to avoid
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    Storm protector on zip

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    Non-sealed seams

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When it comes to gilets, there's three things that, in my opinion, they must do: be windproof; be packable and fit as well as your jersey underneath. So when the Liv Race Day Wind Vest landed promising all three and more, I was keen to take it for a ride or two.

Buy now: Liv Race Day Wind Vest from Tredz Bikes for £49.00

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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.