Arro Vest [Mens] windproof water repellent gilet
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Worth twice its weight in gold, Arro Vest keeps your torso warm on spring chilly mornings, autumn evenings and fast descents. It is lightweight and packable making it ideal to stow in a pocket as the temperature rises. With an added durable water repellent coating, Arro provides year-round protection from windchill, drizzle, road spray and the UKs changeable weather.
Anatomically cut for mobility and made with comfortable non-rustle fabric.
Arro was conceived for hard use with a soft touch and whether you're using it on your weekend ride or a lucky getaway to the Alps you'll find the performance is worth its weight in gold.
Whether you call it a vest or call it a gilet, Arro Vest is ideal for runners, cyclists, climbers and hikers, who want to cut the wind chill without losing out on ventilation.
- Vest style gives ventilation and freedom of movement.
- Windproof and water repellent.
- Lightweight and packable.
- Anatomical, slim fit for minimal fabric flapping.
- Full length YKK reflective zip.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Weight: M: 95 g
Fabric: 100% nylon micro ropstop
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Sum of more than it's part
There's nowt to it...but it does so much!
I use it for running - brilliant warming layer that can unzipped to various extents to regulate heat loss and can be removed and shoved in the Koulin tights stash pocket on the hoof (assuming you have a bum bag and not rucksack on!).
Easily removed and refitted while still moving.
So small, yet so much. 10 out of 10, Essential.
Absolutely love the Arro gilet, great for autumn & winter morning runs, once you warm up it packs down to nothing & fits in a pocket. As some hi-viz detail on it but could do with more for extra visibility. Buy one!!
Keeps you warm where it counts most
Used this on my latest bikepacking trip on 16/17 Oct 2019. Rode between 6-12pm to my destination. The temperatures had dropped to around 7 degrees Celcius and the air was very damp. Underneath I had a merino T shirt and a Stolen Goat Orkaan jersey (windproof and water resistant) As a combo these worked a treat. On their own the Orkaan and merino combo was not keeping enough of the chill out. Popped the Arro on and boom....all toasty! My core was kept warm and regulated. I felt like excess heat was being dumped via the uncovered arm sections and it was a really comfortable combination.
The next day I rode with the same set up except this time it rained heavily for 3 hours of the journey. The Arro and Orkaan didn't keep the rain out fully but as a combo they worked brilliantly at keeping me warm. The ambient temperature ranged from 9-11 degrees Celcius but as I say, I kept warm, even when I stopped for a chat with another cyclist. I was wearing full length summer gloves that got soaked too, but the fact that my core was warm meant that my hands seemed to be able to stay warm too much more easily. So would I recommend the Arro? Absolutely I would. Another great piece of kit from Alpkit.
Purchased for commuting on the bike but i've taken to wearing it all the time. Great bit of kit, folds down small and amazingly good for the money.
I decided to buy this as I thought it would be a useful bit of kit for mountain biking but also wanted to use it for running . I have just been on a big ride around Calderfornia (Calderdale to the non mountain bikers) nice sunny day but a biting cold wind and I have to say this item was perfect did its job flawlessly it kept the chill off with out baking me on the endless steep climbs of the day . As for fit I got a medium which fits well time will tell with quality and durability of the item but I have every confidence in the alpkit name even though this is my first product I’ve had from you
Brilliant Versatile Vest
Whether on the bike, walking the dog, out in the field, or down the pub, this is a must have addition! It does exactly what it says in the description. Purchased to replace a tired wind blocker from a high end cycling brand which was X4 the RRP of the Arro. Not only is this a better fit, it also benefits from superior performance. Cheap as chips too....
A great bit of kit for my bag. Wore on days when there was some wind and shut it out, even on submits of English hills. Provides an impressive amount of warmth for something so thin. Now just wish for it to be in other colours.
Essential piece of cycling kit
For chilly early morning cycles this is great. Feather light, packs down easily for stashing in rear jersey pocket once warmed up. Another brilliant piece of kit.
Excellent bit of kit
Great bit of kit to stop the wind on your midsection also with it being a little bit waterproof on your midsection it is a lot lot easier to dry out if you get caught in the rain lol
Packs down to nothing
I bought one of these in the autumn for, I would like to say something exciting in a far away place, but it was work. I forgot that I had it for months then I remembered it when everybody else was complaining about the cold. I slipped it on under my overalls and I soon felt snug. It is paper thin but it does keep out the wind and it packs down to nothing. Trying to find a reason that will satisfy my wife so I can buy the sleeved version.
Warm and packs down to nothing
Very impressed with this little gilet, makes a huge difference on how warm you feel. I tend to have it on at the start of rides when it's a bit chilly and pack it in my jersey pocket once I warm up. My only minor gripe is the fit is a little baggy for my liking and flaps around a bit in the wind. I went for a medium as all other kit I've bought from Alpkit fits very well in that size. That said it could just be that I'm a roadie and have come to expect all cycling clothes to be inappropriately tight.