Posted by Richard Sault on 21st Nov 2014
The Northwave North Wind Vest is ideal for conditions when the winds blowing – but you still want to keep cool, so by having your arms free this wind protecting vest is the best of both worlds.
With a highly technical membrane, the Northwave Vest is labelled as ‘Windshield Plus’ – it is a pack away gilet and is a great option for when the weather turns. It folds up small enough to fit in your jersey pocket and like many Northwave products; offers exceptional value for money.
“Windshield Plus’ It is almost impenetrable. It is a great option for when the weather really turns or if beginning a long descent – when you know you’re going to be getting a wind battering.
Thankfully, the gilet has a neat self-packing feature, so you can take it off and stow away as necessary. It works using a little pouch on the rear, which you roll the gilet up into, creating a pac-a-mac sort of bundle that can fit into a pocket.
All this windproof polyester should make for a sweat trap but a large meshed rear panel section helps to prevent this.
With a gilet like this you want a fairly close fit to prevent any flapping in the wind. Elastic cuffs around the waist and arms hold the gilet on well and a high collar prevents any wind creeping down the neck.
If what you’re looking for is a gilet where protection trumps over all-day comfort; the kind of gilet you pack away again once used, the Northwave Pro Wind Vest could be just for you.
Pack away gilet with excellent wind protection”
– Road CC
“Little in that when not being worn it scrunches down and can fit into your rear jersey pocket with ease. It’s a simple windproof design, with a solid wind blocking front and a mesh rear to get rid of the heat thats normally swept away by the win’.
– Martin Cox
Colours: Flo Yellow and White.
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