Buying Guide: Stylish Winter Commuting Gear

If you’ve never invested in a good quality wind vest then here’s your chance, and with autumn gales a-coming then what better excuse do you need?

Gilets or wind vests, are a must-have essential for your cycling wardrobe. Perfect for slipping in your pocket during the spring and autumn seasons when you might need a spot of added warmth.

The Velocio Wind Vest has a wind proof front and side panel and a stretch mesh back. It also considers style, detail and a tailored fit. Detailing includes a deep collar with ‘zipper garage’ to keep your chin comfortable and warm, and there are reflective trim and logos to keep you safe too. Best of all are the three generous pockets on the rear so you can carry your spares whilst looking great, a feature often missed by the competitors.

The Velocio wind vest looks great, plain and sleek from afar and beautifully detailed up close – what’s not to like? One note of the sizing though, the vest is designed to hug so if you fancy a roomy fit then opt for a size up.

Worth noting is the responsible attitude Velocio has towards the manufacturing process, environment and labour used in making their garments, and who doesn’t love a hand-made Italian garment? Ciao belle.

Verdict: We love it!


Excellent construction and fit

Lovely styling and details


If we’re being really picky the zip pull is a bit small to hold when you’re wearing gloves

Price: £100, available from Velocio.

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