Women's Gilets and Bodywarmers
Cosy up on colder days with women's gilets and bodywarmers, which can be mixed and matched with knitwear or long sleeved shirts or tops.
Gilets and bodywarmers are popular for their ability to provide warmth without restricting movement of the arms. This makes them great for wearing across a number of sports and activities from dog walking to cycling and shooting. Their lightweight design makes them easy to carry around as an additional layer, especially for outdoor lovers. They're the perfect balance between a jumper and a jacket, giving an additional warmth.
Choose cosy quilted gilets, ideal for keeping warm while dog walking in fashion, fleece bodywarmers as a lightweight mid or outer layer, or opt for a technical jacket to provide ultimate performance.
Many gilets are quilted with pockets of padding that traps the air for insulation. The most warm and luxury fillings are feather or down filling, which help to keep the wearer warm even on cold days.
Quilted jackets have a similar padding to bed quilts, with visible stitched layers separating pockets of filling. Popular outdoor brands often use quilting in their gilets as the filling is practical for wear on the go. More trendy brands and fashionable gilets often feature faux furdetails and trimmed hoods.
Fleece giletsand bodywarmers offer a more versatile design, as they are lightweight with a slimmer fit. Because of this, it can be worn as an outer layer or a mid layer underneath a jacket or coat. Fleece fabric is soft and lightweight and fleece gilets are often worn as a mid-layer.
When wearing a gilet or bodywarmer for a specific sport or hobby, you can choose a technical gilet that is designed for the specific purpose that you require. For keen hunters, opt for a gilet that is designed for hunting and shooting, which often have special additions such as deep pockets to fit extra cartridges.
Gilets are often popular among walkers and hikers, who can choose breathable vests that protect against the cold and keep you cool while on the move. They are perfect for wearing over a long-sleeved base layer. Opt for windproof layering to keep protected against the weather, which also offers a great mid-layer under a rain jacket.
Fitness enthusiasts can choose running jackets which are lightweight and breathable with insulation to offer freedom of movement. Choose breathable and water resistant fabric to maintain the ideal temperature in all weather conditions.