Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest
Running Clothing Reviews
Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest

Category

Women's Running Gilets

Summary

Super lightweight gilet, cosy where it needs to be, but also breathable and unrestrictive. An absolutely brilliant piece of kit.

Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest
£99.00 £125.00

Features

  • Padded at the front where you need it
  • Super breathable with a lighter weight fabric at the back
  • Reflective details on shoulder
  • Autolock front zipper
  • 2 front zip pockets, big enough for a phone
  • Additional popper on front flap to keep out draughts
  • Seamless chamber construction​
  • Padding is Eco-Friendly PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation: BlueSign & OEKO-TEX certified
Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest
Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest

Pros

  • Cosy at the front where you need it while running, but breathable at the back, so you don't overheat.
  • Super lightweight, and doesn't restrict ease of movement, so you hardly know you're wearing it.
  • Beautiful Italian design, classic styling that will last for years.
  • Great storage options with secure zipped pockets.
  • Planet-friendly BlueSign approved padding.

Cons

  • Can't find any fault with it – it's perfect! 

In Testing

I'm so glad I went for this piece, and am already wondering how I managed without it :-) It's beautifully designed – both aesthetically and in terms of performance. I've worn it on cold days over a thermal base layer, under a windproof jacket. I've also worn it as an outer layer over a long-sleeve in milder weather.

The padding is thermal and water-resistant, so it's a great addition to a winter wardrobe, but I think of it more as a 3-season item, as it'll be great for autumn and spring too. The pockets are secure, but they also have a lovely brushed inner, so they keep your hands warm during cooldown, or if you're walking to the gym etc.

I love that it feels absolutely weightless when it's on, and yet it gives warmth at the front where wind and draughts would normally get in while you're running. Then the back is just a lightweight, soft and stretchy layer, which lets you breathe. It's totally unrestrictive, just keeping your core warm without getting in the way of movement – genius!


Verdict

I absolutely love this gilet! It may seem a little pricey, but for such a timeless and versatile piece, it's actually great value for money.

Women's La Sportiva Aria Vest
£99.00 £125.00

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