Invani men’s windproof reversible sleeveless gilet

Debating the usefulness of a gilet reaches some satisfactory conclusions with Invani's product, especially on windy days and cold descents

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

A gilet that provides a great deal of usefulness if the weather depends on one, but access to the pockets is an issue

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    Can be packed down into a small ball

Reasons to avoid
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    Tight and small access to pockets

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    Expensive given that it's not waterproof

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What is a summer gilet’s purpose? It’s a question that I have found myself asking many a time, and I know I’m not alone.

After several months of testing Invani’s sleeveless offering, I remain unconvinced that every cyclist should have a summer gilet in their wardrobe, but I have been persuaded into accepting that they are a handy item of clothing to have tucked away in a jersey pocket from time to time.

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