Having tried and tested the ASICS LITE-SHOW VEST in some miserable weather, I have been converted to the benefits of this extra layer. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the best features of this product and convince you that this gilet is an essential winter piece of kit.

In the most recent ASICS FrontRunner kit drop I was gifted a LITE-SHOW VEST – best described as a gilet. As an initial disclaimer, I cannot recall ever owning a gilet in the past. In all honesty, I have never really seen the point in them. If the conditions were that bad, I would find it hard to justify wearing anything other than a waterproof jacket. That said, having tried and tested the ASICS LITE-SHOW VEST in some miserable weather, I have been converted to the benefits of this extra layer. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the best features of this product and convince you that this gilet is an essential winter piece of kit.

Best Features

Why do you need a gilet?

In short, a gilet adds an extra layer that can keep you warm during those blustery winter miles. Given that the LITE-SHOW VEST is windproof (and somewhat water-resistant too), it allows you to keep warm and dry without having to overheat in a waterproof jacket. Despite many of the high-end running jackets being advertised as “breathable,” they tend to feel like you’re in the sauna when it’s warmer than predicted. What I have come to discover is that owning a gilet provides an unrivalled level of versatility when heading out for a winter run. Instead of being too cold in a long sleeve top or too hot in a waterproof jacket, you can achieve perfect balance by wearing a gilet. As a final point, the LITE-SHOW VEST can also be used effectively when out on the bike, making it a good addition to any triathlete’s winter wardrobe.

LITE-SHOW VEST

The LITE-SHOW™ apparel collection is designed to help keep runners visible when running in low-light conditions. Advanced retro-reflective technology works at night, reflecting any light directed at it back onto its source. These accents are pla...

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Robert Mann

Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Exeter


Club: South West Road Runners / Exeter Triathlon Club
Coach: Phil Wylie

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