Keeping your core warm while giving freedom to your arms can be the best option for many outdoor activities and having a Gilet or Bodywarmer can be a good solution if you're stuck choosing between a coat and a fleece. Our range of Gilets offer you the choice of warmth and windproof qualities with style and technical details for every outdoor occasion. Whether off travelling, enjoying a nice country walk or hiking/trekking up mountains we have a gillet to suit your outdoor activity.
Pronounced "Jee-Lay" or "Gee-Lay" the Gilet is a sleeveless jacket commonly known as a body warmer, primarily warn on chilly days for extra insulation. In France in the 19th century the gilet was originally worn more as a decorative or fashionable vest but today the more practical Gilet, even though it hasn't changed much in style, is based on function not fashion.
Many people think that there is a difference between a gilet and a body warmer, however with varying fashions and styles these days it is near impossible to tell with is interchangeable names - vest, bodywarmer, gilet. Some may still say argue that there are slight differences - The gilet usually has a more streamlined slim fit and sometimes comes with hood and the body warmer is usually puffa or padded in style with a heavy focus on warmth but technically they are the same thing!