Lusso Skylon Gilet

There’s a few things that should be a staple in a cyclists wardrobe, the gilet is definitely one of them.

Surprise! I have a Lusso one! The Skylon model. It is a lightweight (85g), packable, windproof, and showerproof. A long standing item in Lusso’s range for all the right reasons.

On Sunday’s MTB ride, I am 5’10”, 73kg, and wear a medium.

The gilet has two rear pockets and a breathable section running down the spine to stop overheating. The fit is slim and does not flap excessively (which is something I hate in cycling gear!) with the arm cuffs being barely noticeable whilst wearing. The collar is just the right height for a gilet as keeps the wind off and keeps you warm. The hem is a two inch thick, laser cut elastic with silicon grip that keeps the gilet firmly on your waist without being too tight, a really nice finishing touch.

I wore this the whole way round a 3 hour, 36 mile MTB ride as afirst test. I didn’t once overheat, there were no access problems for my rear jersey pockets, and the fit was snug and comfortable. It was a super windy day but barely noticed it, my core temperature was just right, and the extra jersey pockets came in handy for carrying some extra gels as well!

A fairly simple piece of kit that packs away into a jersey pocket with ease. Every cyclist needs a gilet, why not get a Lusso one….. and at £39.99 you can’t say no!

Head to to check it out……. oh and use code Bournemouthcyclist20 for a 20% discount.

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