OVERVIEW: Our lightest gilet yet (only 88 grams in a size medium), the Divide is the ideal packable piece for unexpected changes in the weather or chilly mountain descents. MicroTek Supreme™ fabric across the front and shoulder panels is exceptionally good at blocking wind chill. Zero-Weight mesh in the side panels and back offers excellent stretch and breathability during periods of increased effort. A two-way YKK zipper (with reflective taping down both sides of the teeth) makes for easy access to pockets at a stop or when riding. The packability of the Divide Gilet is one of its highlights. Roll, scrunch or fold it into one of the rear pockets of your Jersey and you will still have room left to store other items for your all day adventure.
"The Divide instantly became my go to gilet for any ride. It’s packability made it an easy decision to bring along for chilly morning starts and ride into the mountains. My ultimate test was riding down Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous road in North America topping out at 11,700 ft., in a small snow/hail storm. I packed the Divide in my back pocket knowing the descent would be a chilly one with a slight chance of rain. What I did not expect was the snow/hail that pelted me for a solid 15 minutes as I descended back down to the trees. While my cheeks stung and hands felt the bite, my core stayed surprisingly warm and I never got that deep in your core chill."
WHY DIVIDE? Due to its location next to highest mountains in the Continental Divide, the Front Range of Colorado often experiences severe wind gusts. It's a natural phenomenon as air rapidly descends over the crest of the Rocky Mountains. It was for these conditions that we developed and named the Divide Jacket and Gilet.
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION: Lightweight, soft MicroTek Supreme™ fabric covering the entire front of the gilet offers 100% protection against wind. Zero-Weight Mesh across the back and and side panels allows for full-movement stretch and heat dissipation. A taller two piece collar with mesh lining for added comfort seals in body heat, protecting you from the cold chill of a high altitude descent. The rear drops low enough to cover your pockets while tucked on a descent and is held in place with a silicone gripper. When temperatures begin to rise, roll the gilet up into a fist-sized ball and stow it away into a jersey pocket.
TotalFit™ with wind-blocking MicroTek Supreme™ fabric and mesh panels
Breathable, stretch Zero-Weight Mesh side and rear panels
Front and rear reflective taping for added visibility in low-light conditions
Double High collar with mesh lining
Two-way YKK zipper
Easily packable in a jersey pocket
The packability of the Divide Gilet means it can paired with virtually anything.
If you are new to cycling, please be aware that cycling apparel is intended to fit tighter than most other athletic clothing.