Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)



Runners in the know understand the importance of a great quality Gilet.  Any athletes taking on the daunting Cape Wrath Challenge in May, which traverses some of Scotland’s most exposed spots, will certainly vouch for that. In such blustery conditions, it is critical to keep your core temperature regulated. With a highly windproof and water resistant front fabric and optimal breathability at the rear, the ashmei Gilet has been designed for exactly such environments.  Think of it as a jacket without the bulk.

Features include front and shoulder wind and water resistant panels, where you need it most. At the rear of the Gilet, Merino wool panels provide optimum thermo regulation. The beauty of Merino is that it keeps you warm, but allows moisture to dissipate once your body is creating its own heat. Speaking of heating up, there are side seam zippers near the arm opening that will increase ventilation, should you need it.

Like all of our products, the fit of the Gilet is an athletic, yet true sizing. This race fit means that you will never feel material flapping in the wind and consequently cut a more aerodynamic figure. While the styling is timeless and subtle, the functionality is overt – with two discrete zipped pockets for a key, credit card, gels or cash, silicon grippers positioned at the bottom of the Gilet to keep it in position and seal in the warmth, plus rear and chest reflective stripes to make sure you are seen out on the run in low light visibility.

US gear reviewer Thomas Neuberger, of BelieveInTheRun, adds: “Quality goes a long way with ashmei. I have the jacket version of this Gilet that is in perfect condition after 6 years! You better like the gear because it will be with you for a long time. The price point isn’t cheap, but neither is the quality of product.”


  • Highly windproof, water resistant front fabric
  • Rear and chest reflective white stripe
  • Phone and valuables side zipper pocket
  • Rear zipped gel pocket and internal key pocket
  • Side seam zippers for enhanced ventilation


  • Lightweight, high performance 258g
  • Back panels featuring Merino wool blend
  • Waterproof to 10000mmH2O
  • Highly breathable 10000gm/m2/24hr
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) outer finish, PWC free
  • Water-resistant YKK® AquaGuard zip

8 reviews for Gilet

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just a great gilet. Was looking around for a while and went for this (in white). Feels great, functions perfectly and looks fantastic – what more could you ask for with autumn/winter just around the corner!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic high quality gilet, does a great job at keeping your core temperature warm when it cools down and also great when the wind gets up. I’ve bought cheaper gilets before that haven’t lasted very long but this is beautifully made. Well worth the investment.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    just got my white gilet .. long time I watched it, because it is not exactly cheap and frankly when the package arrived I was thrilled … alone box with a simple label … You open the box, it is a decorative bag, honestly my heart began more bang … all together very nicely packaged in decorative paper with a personalized hand-written note on my behalf .. and finally I gilet .. great … flawlessly constructed, excellent … perfect …. great measure looks … and worth every pound … I recommend everyone !!!!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    What an amazing gilet. I have been looking for a gilet for sometime but nothing has really stood out until now. This ticks all the boxes and more, well worth the extra pennies. Looking forward to the cycle and tri range.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    Amazing piece of running equipment!!!

    I ordered the white gilet after a long time thinking do i need it for running and finding myself too hot in a jacket and too cold in just a long sleeve top.

    I have to say for me this is perfect for keeping my chest warm as an Asthmatic this is my main issue on running in the cold.
    Two great very well hidden side zips to let yourself cool down if you do over heat, and two small pockets for keys and music.
    Can be easily seen my cars when running late at night.

    Packaging of this Ashmei item is as it you have paid for it to be personally made for you, with a nice box, and then the ashmei bag and then the nice packaging paper around the gilet itself.

    Only reason why I rated it as 4 stars is the zip to do the gilet up is not as good as the rest of the item. It is a bit rough and not super smooth. If Ashmei upgrade the zip this would be the perfect item.

    This is my go to running item for the autumn and I have already put in my Christmas wish list to family and friends for the Ashmei Sweatshirt and Jersey to go underneath this for my winter training.

    I am a very visual runner and I need to see my shoes/top which look nice and very good to make me run more and this item does that. Bring on the London Marathon training.

    Recommend this item to everyone. The wool sounds and feels different but the feeling when running is like being hugged by something nice and soft and the just makes running a joy and even if your face says you are hating it, this jacket is saying you love it and will turn heads compared to the normal dull and boring items on the market.

    Also nice little personal message from Ashmei staff written inside the delivery is a great little touch.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Bought this as a gift for my partner and he loved it! Excellelent quality as you would expect and packaging was fab! I will be looking to get him another piece for Christmas

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Brilliant piece of kit. So comfortable in use and works really well on a chilly morning with the long sleeve top. Love it. The thing with the Ashmei gear is while it is expensive it is so completely useable and well designed. It lasts and lasts and continues to look great. Highly recommended.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    just bought this gilet in black, absolutely fantastic, I’ve had cheaper ones in the past at the zip is the first thing to normally go. it is so well made and looks great. have been running for 15 years (long runs) and this is the best so far. may be expensive but worth every penny.

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Men’s Running Jackets

ashmei jackets have an ergonomic cut, slim cut to avoid wind resistance. The jackets have been tailored with a typical runner's physique and required movement in mind.
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