Men’s gilets for stylish layering

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  • The best men’s equestrian gilets are suitable for wearing in the saddle, while teaching or spectating, and when busy around the yard, keeping you warm in all weathers. They should also look smart on a country walk, teamed with a smart pair of country boots or wellies.

    There are a range of different styles available from traditional quilted waistcoats through to more heavily padded styles with stand-up collars designed to keep the wind off  your neck. Two-way zips and secure pockets of a good size are useful features to look out for.

    Men’s equestrian gilets

    Joules Go To Padded men's equestrian gilet

    Joules Go To Padded Gilet

    Colours: Navy | Sizes: S–3XL | RRP: £69.95 |

    This lightweight gilet has stylish barrel quilting and is padded with recycled wadding. It has a contrasting inner, subtly concealed zipped pockets and an adjustable hem.

    In the UK? View now at joules.com or amazon.co.uk

    Dubarry Graystown Gilet

    Dubarry Graystown Gilet

    Colours: Walnut, navy or olive | Sizes: S–3XL | RRP: £169 |

    Packed with cosy feather (30%) and down (70%) and stitched to keep it evenly filled, this gilet has a faux suede inner collar and trim. It has fleece-lined zipped front pockets as well as an interior zipped pocket. Machine washable.

    In the UK? View now at dubarry.com or philipmorrisdirect.co.uk

    Musto Snug Vest 2.0

    Musto Snug Vest 2.0

    Colours: Black or navy | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £125 |

    This is an update of a Musto classic. It has a new waterproof two-layer recycled fabric that protects you on the outside, while the recycled Polartec fleece lining delivers warmth and comfort on the inside. It has two zipped front pockets.

    In the UK? View now at musto.com, philipmorrisdirect.co.uk or cotswoldoutdoor.com

    Ariat Woodside men's equestrian gilet

    Ariat Woodside Gilet

    Colours: Navy or earth | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £130 |

    This countryside staple features a quilted body, faux suede details and a front button closure. The front pockets are zipped and there is a snaffle bit above the shoulder blades that adds an equestrian touch.

    In the UK? View now at ariat.com or amazon.co.uk

    Schöffel Brora Gilet

    Schöffel Brora Gilet

    Colours: Navy, forest or charcoal | Sizes: EU 39–54 | RRP: £179.95 |

    This versatile gilet has a water-repellent finish, thermal insulation and 100g Primaloft, making it an ideal mid-layer. It has two microfleece-lined front pockets, as well as a vertical chest pocket for storing valuables. Machine washable.

    In the UK? View now at houseofbruar.com

    LeMieux men's equestrian gilet

    LeMieux Men’s Gilet

    Colours: Black | Sizes: XS–XXL | RRP: £99.95 |

    This durable and practical gilet has a breathable and water-resistant outer shell to withstand wind and light rain. It is generously filled with Dupont synthetic fibres and features a double collar to help protect against the elements. It has both internal and external zip pockets.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk

    Alan Paine Highshore Men’s Quilted Equestrian Gilet

    Alan Paine Highshore Men’s Quilted Gilet

    Colours: Dark navy or dark green | Sizes: S–5XL | RRP: £99.95 |

    This hybrid gilet combines lightly padded quilting with soft fleece side panels for comfort and flexibility. It has two zipped pockets and a handy chest pocket, a fleece-lined stand-up collar and stylish contrast binding. Machine washable.

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