Cycling vests and gilets are popular with bike riders of all standards from beginner to pro tour level. They provide warmth and wind protection in a light weight form and eliminate the problem of overheating from in full jacket. When not needed they stow easily in a jersey pocket. For many they are core piece of the cycling wardrobe and worn all year round. If your are an elite rider - you may be able to take them on and off without stopping. For the rest of us - a set of traffic lights is often enough!