This week's competition prize from VeloBrands is perfect timing for the recent drop in temperatures, and for the unpredictable nature of the weather over the next five or so months. VeloBrands are offering one lucky winner (male or female) the chance to win a fabulous Chapeau! makeover from Autumn through to spring... and to make sure you can see where you are going, they've also included a very smart set of Koo Demo glasses as well.
Chapeau! are offering two similar prize packages, depending on whether you want men's or women's kit. Both prizes include the same gloves and glasses, but different tops and bottoms. We haven't reviewed any of this new kit yet, so you'll have to excuse me for using mostly stock product descriptions!
Etape LS Merino Jersey Deep Ocean: £129.99
A high-performance long sleeve jersey for autumn, winter, and spring. It’s as perfect under a jacket in the depths of winter as it is worn over a base layer in the spring. The main body is made from Australian Extrafine Merino Sportwool, which is a fast-drying, natural fabric that quickly draws moisture away from your skin. It is also bacteria-inhibiting, keeping odour under control while offering enhanced UV protection.
Merino Base Layer LS Blue: £49.99
A lightweight long-sleeve merino base layer designed to sit against the skin underneath a jersey or jacket. With its snug performance fit, you'll barely notice it's there, apart from the sense of warmth and comfort. Perfect for rides from autumn through to spring.
The Club Thermal Bibtights are built to keep your lower half warm and your spirits high. Featuring soft-touch moisture-wicking fabric, a comfortable anatomic cut, and reflective details, the Club bibs are built from scratch to be your perfect winter companion.
The material is warm enough for the British winter, whilst remaining breathable enough to keep you powering on in spring and autumn. Of particular note are of the use of foot stirrups, which are welded flat so you can wave goodbye to fiddling with zips in chunky gloves. Speaking of gloves, how about a pair of these:
Club 3 Season Glove Black: £29.99
A true all-rounder that’ll perform in all but the warmest of weather. The Chapeau! Club 3 Season Glove is a thermal glove that transforms into a windproof and waterproof mitt. They’ll keep you warm, dry, and out riding when the weather turns without warning.
Stu tested these for us earlier on in the year when, to be fair, it was a little warm for them, but he liked their lack of bulk and comfortable well-designed fit. The neat lightweight wind and water-resistant cover works well in light rain and keeps you protected from the wind. You can read his review here.
Club Gilet Roundel Deep Ocean: £89.99
A lightweight and versatile outer layer for spring, summer, and autumn, the new Chapeau! Club Gilet brings together a windproof front with a breathable rear. Perfect for almost year-round use, it’s an invaluable piece of your layer cake.
Madeleine Thermal Jersey Orange: £79.99
The Madeleine is a warm, comfortable, and stylish three-seasons jersey that can be worn as an outer layer in the spring or tucked under a jacket in the deepest, darkest winter. It has three large yet supportive rear pockets for your gear and a silicone gripper to help keep things help in place. There’s also a subtle reflective badge to help keep you safe in the dark.
Merino Base Layer LS: £49.99
A long-sleeve merino base layer designed to sit against the skin underneath a jersey or jacket. With a snug performance fit, you'll barely notice it's there, apart from the sense of warmth and comfort. Perfect for rides from autumn through to spring.
These simple, flattering, and reliable tights will help you take on the toughest season without restriction. They feature a female-specific Dolomiti Maloja pad which is highly breathable providing comfort and freshness on long rides of six hours and more. Visibility is taken care of with simple reflective tags on the rear of the legs and a reflective badge.
Club Jersey Logo Cerulean Blue: £69.99
The Club Jersey is inspired by classic cycling jerseys and is presented in a modern, moisture-wicking, and breathable fabric that is lightweight and comfortable. It has three full-sized pockets, suitable for tools, food, arm warmers and a gilet you’ve removed to show off your jersey.
Club Bibshorts Deep Ocean: £119.99
The Club Bibshorts are great quality all-rounders, built for comfort on everything from club runs to sportives and those big coast-to-coast challenges. These are the highest performance women’s bibs Chapeau! have ever made!
Club 3 Season Glove: £29.99
These are the same gloves as the men's prize.
And, regardless of whether you choose the men's or women's Chapeau! prize, you'll receive a pair of these fabulous looking glasses from Koo. We've not tested this particular pair, but the last two sets, Open and Open Cube, have fared very well with our reviewers...
Koo Demos Sunglasses: £139
You're certainly going to stand out from the crowd with these stunning new sunglasses from the Italian brand. Let's just hope there is plenty of sun for you to wear them in over the next few months!
The Demo model features:
All you have to do to win one of these fabulous cycling outfits is enter the competition at the bottom of the page before the deadline.
Best of luck!