Pefection in a Vest.
The lowly gilet can often make or break a ride, especially rides that tend to climb and descend during the shoulder seasons. When a shell is too much and a jersey isn't enough, having a light, packable vest is an essential part of your wardrobe and can add comfort and versatility to your racing, touring, and commuting. The TiburuGiletEquipe is a spring and fall cycling vest that you'll reach for on every ride. It's a lightweight, stretchy package where the front panels use Assos' TwinDeck double layer fabric with a fleece outer that draws moisture away from the skin so heat stays at your core. That barrier is reinforced with taped seams at the front to prevent road spray from soaking you.
The rear of the TiburuGiletEquipe uses RXQ, an insulating two way-stretch, open-knit microfiber so it's breathable and fast-drying. A camlock zipper dumps heat on the climbs and the welded bottom seam prevents hem migration, keeping cold drafts at bay. The Assos fit is second to none, and the Advance Ergonomic Pattern Design helps this vest contour to your body without applying too much pressure when on the bike so you'll get optimal muscle compression, reduced muscle fatigue, and all-day comfort.
The rear stabilizer panel keeps the tiburuGiletEquipe in place with a 2-way stretch material with minimal give on the vertical axis. This creates stable, high capacity pockets that eliminate sagging, and the Super Level triple ramp concept realigns the pockets for the most convenient access and ensures you don't yardsale your tube and ride fuel on bumpy roads. On the shoulders, Sens Tex fabric increases freedom of movement and ventilation. The shoulders also feature reflective piping that helps visibility for riding in low light, giving the vest visibility in each of the available colorways.
Assos recommends pairing this vest with a short-sleeve jersey and a skinFoil baselayer if it's cool or forgoing the jersey and wearing the vest as a top layer over a long-sleeve skinFoil baselayer. If it looks like it might be cooler, you can wear it over a long-sleeve jersey, and on the coldest days, wear it as a mid-layer over a long-sleeve winter baselayer and under the sturmPrinz rainshell.
- An insulated cycling vest with typical Assos style
- Thoughtful material provides heat and breathes
- Stabilizer rear offers support with loaded pockets
- Camlock zip allows for ventilation
- Reflective details improve visibility in low light
- Swiss luxury adds versatility to your kits
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- Q & A
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 190lbs
The other day I took it for a ride in windy conditions gusts at 25 mph and I didn't feel a thing. excellent material. the vest felt comfortable
Good for intermediate temps
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 190lbs
This vest is great for intermediate temperatures or the photographers golden hours on the bike (sunrise or sunset). I find it most comfortable in the 55-70 degree range and paired with the some type of long sleeved base layer underneath. As with the Tiburu jacket there is not much actual insulation in the vest, so if you wear it against your skin you will get cold, though the base layer, ride tempo and terrain will have a big impact on how comfortable you feel. I find this more true with vests than with jackets, so your experience may vary.
Fit is typical assos: snug but not tight, and very comfortable on the bike. I think it looks pretty good in black.
I quite like this vest and recommend it, but it gets four stars because I think it's not very good value for money, especially because it is best combined with a base layer, and also because in my opinion it is not very good when worn over a jersey. There are other gilet options that will provide better insulation, and will also provide better weather protection. I wear long sleeves or arm covers on every ride (very sun sensitive), so a vest plus base layer is appealing to me, but I am not sure that this vest really fills a need unless you are like me and want another long-sleeve option in the locker.