Review - ProBikeKit Poligo Gilet

A gilet is one of the most versatile and useful pieces of apparel in a cyclist's wardrobe. It provides wind protection and added insulation, and is especially good for changeable weather conditions. In this review, I take a look at the new gilet in the ProBikeKit own-brand cycle clothing range.

The PBK Poligo Gilet is a value offering: intended to provide an affordable protective layer that performs well.

The cycling gilet is designed with a windproof front and shoulders, and a mesh back panel. It provides notable protection for your core, while also venting and breathing well through the open fabric on the rear.

The full length zipper is useful for temperature regulation, and for ease of fit. One slight negative is that I have noted a tendency for the zip to catch on the zip baffle at times, making it harder to zip up on-the-fly.

There are no pockets on the gilet, and no access slits to reach your jersey pockets beneath. This means that you need to roll up the gilet to access your rear pockets. That can be a bit awkward.

The lightweight materials used within the design mean that the gilet packs down small enough to stow in a jersey pocket, and that it is also quick to dry.

Overall, this is a good value protective layer. There aren't many bells or whistles to shout about, but it has a simple and smart design.

View the Poligo Gilet at


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