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"Beautifully put together." - Jon Snow, ITN/Channel 4 News.
"One of the finest garments I have ever tested" - Andy Ward, Cycling Plus
8/10 - Road.cc
A beautifully tailored alternative to the dreaded Hi-Viz Vest.
Made in bright, but contemporary Vulpine Green, lined with soft reflective fabric, with three rear pockets, this is a beautiful but practical solution for anyone who wants to be visible, but to feel good doing so.
For those without a mudguard or simply looking for extra visibility, a bright red splash guard unfolds from the back of the jacket, and is folded back in, and held in place, by a magnetic closure when you don't need it. The splash guard has reflective lining and the Vulpine logo.
There are 3 classic rear pockets, all trimmed with Scotchlite™ for superb night time reflectivity, as are the shoulders and main front zip. There is a Scotchlite™ light loop too.
The collar has a magnetic closure, enabling the rider to flick it open or closed with one hand whilst riding.
It is handmade from lightweight Epic Cotton™, a fabric created by applying a silicon coating to cotton before weaving. This ensures that the Epic acts exactly like ordinary cotton, which is perfect for tailored structure, but is water and wind-resistant.
What is key though, is that the garment breathes, because the fabric is woven, allowing moist air to excape and preventing sweat from building up. In many ways this is a far more comfortable fabric to wear than a heavily-waterproofed fabric, which gets a bit 'boil in the bag' (you still get wet – but from sweat, not rain). The rear upper back area is made from tough netting, to aid ventilation, particularly if using a backpack.
About the Gilet: "Exceptional is what it is! It's probably my most worn cycling garment at the moment!" - Andy
"You will be pleased to know I used my Vulpine gilet every day of the ride - it really was a great piece of clothing and nigh-on perfect for the work I had for it. Hugely visible in early mornings and late evenings and great in the dark it was a fantastic item to have, and with such deep pockets in the back I could fill it with fruit and have a second breakfast as I rode. I only used 3 items of clothing every day and the gilet was one of them, the others were arm warmers and gloves - so you can see just how essential your bit was!" - Martin, who rode the length of the UK and back in nine days.