There are so many uses for a gilet; wear it under a jacket, over a shirt, when a jacket is too much and so on. I do a lot of running and find that a gilet is perfect to wear as I am warming up for a run and even wear one for the first 10-15 minutes of the track. My other favourite is to wear one on a shopping trip when it’s cold outside and baking warm inside the shops, it is a good compromise to stay comfortable and the TCA can be balled up small enough to carry.
This TCA gilet feels lightweight and comfortable. They use a synthetic internal padding which makes it warm but not at all bulky. It has a nice micro-fleece lining on the collar and a couple of good-sized zip pockets with the same micro-fleece lining, which I found handy to warm my hands on a blustery day.
The reflective TCS logo on the front adds a good quality feel. I liked the forest green but it also comes in anthracite. The sizing is quite generous, so I’d go a size down from your ‘normal’, unless you intend to wear it over a few layers.
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3.5 out of 5 stars