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    Gilets, whats the deal? are they all thin?

    Right before i start i get the whole layers thing......

    Ive got a base layer
    Ive got a Jersey
    Ive got a wind/waterproof (up to a point) coat

    Ive been looking at Gilets thinking they might be a bit like a bodywarmer for those colder than id like mornings till the sun wakes up.

    Ordered one and to my surprise its a thin thing......is this common? am i expecting too much or is the technology of today that good that it will keep me warm as part of my layers?

    PS its a Nukeproof Gilet...

    Any educated members out there that can enlighten me ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfuzzy View Post
    Right before i start i get the whole layers thing......

    Ive got a base layer
    Ive got a Jersey
    Ive got a wind/waterproof (up to a point) coat

    Ive been looking at Gilets thinking they might be a bit like a bodywarmer for those colder than id like mornings till the sun wakes up.

    Ordered one and to my surprise its a thin thing......is this common? am i expecting too much or is the technology of today that good that it will keep me warm as part of my layers?

    PS its a Nukeproof Gilet...

    Any educated members out there that can enlighten me ?
    Tanslation: gilet = vest

    Vests are not all the same, just as not all jackets are.

    The lightestweight ones are usually called wind vests. Cut the blow through, may be water resistant, and retain a little heat with little bulk.
    Others may be thermal and water proof.

    You need to check the descriptions and fabric specs.

    I have arm warmers that are light nylon/lycra and others of thick wool knit. Both "arm warmers", but for different conditions.
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    Great

    Thanks for the insight ..... didnt want to order others to find theres no real difference.

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