Rapha Brevet Gilet with Pockets review

Super stylish with some smart details and a clever pocket arrangement

Rapha Brevet Gilet with Pockets
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

A lightweight piece that looks exceptional and has one of the best zippers around. The pocket arrangement is clever too. The fit will be a dividing line though, and some will love it while others will not.


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    Offset Zipper

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    Pockets fit bulky clothing

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    Comfortable zipper garage


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    Lacks DWR

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    Fit is on the loose side

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A good cycling gilet, or vest, is one of the most versatile pieces in a cyclist's arsenal of clothing, and there are options that cover a wide range of situations. You can wear it with a summer jersey when it's a little too cold or add wind protection to a long sleeve jersey. The best gilets for cycling work great when you want to add extra weather protection to a lightweight jacket. If you are looking for a great gilet then you've no doubt spent some time with your eyes on the Rapha Brevet Gilet. 

Rapha is a company that consistently makes high-quality clothes and that's why they've made our list of the best clothing brands. Now that we've spent some time with the Rapha Brevet Gilet with Pockets, we've had a chance to really understand all the little details. If you are wondering what the Rapha Brevet Gilet with Pockets is like to wear, then keep reading to see what we think of it. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx