Looking in Sports Direct yesterday i came across this Karrimor Gilet. It was very light, down filled and cheap. £18.
I had seen it prior to me going into town for a look round. I had actually thought about getting one just to supplement my TNF Zephyrus pully, for when the temp dropped down but not cold enough to use my PHD Minimus. I also didn’t have much of a budget to spend. Getting one, would give me a choice of cross over gear depending on conditions.
So it was really disappointing to find that the zips are absolute rubbish. I know it’s only £18 but the RRP is £59.99.
I was hoping that this came from the Japanese stable of Karrimor, but obviously not.
Out of 6 gilet’s on the rack none of the zips worked well. Some worked poorly, some of the hand warmer pocket zips didn’t work at all. Shame because the outer material was nicely down proof which was a bit of a surprise.
So not even worth £18 in my book. I will keep looking.