The lightest of lightweight rain vests.
Sometimes in summer all you need is a backup vest tucked in your jersey pocket for those long descents and unexpected downpours. Q36.5's R. Vest Protection is an exceptionally low weight/volume gilet, designed to be taken with you on every ride without hesitation.
Weighing in at just 107 grams, it's actually the same weight as Q36.5's short-sleeved L1 summer jersey. Quite an achievement for a true waterproof.
The R. Vest Protection is constructed from a proprietary 3-layer fabric: The outer layer is an extremely compact high-density woven polyamide, while the second layer is a hydrophobic porous membrane with very high-breathability (RET value of 5) and 18.000 mm/l waterproof rating. This gives the best combination of waterproofing and breathability without the need for additional linings.
A range of technical features lift this above the level of a standard 'gilet'. Q36.5 have looked at every aspect of a traditional rainproof and optimised it for the best performance: The collar area is ergonomically shaped to provide maximum protection against rain and water ingress, with an internal 'barber's' collar.
All seams, which might otherwise compromise waterproofing, have been moved to the least exposed part of the vest. Easy access to your jersey pockets below is provided via two subtle slits in the back.
The best waterproof is the one you have with you. With the R. Vest there's no need to compromise - it's super light and packs small enough that you need never be without it.