I held off ordering this ‘body warmer’ due to the cost. I am so glad I took the plunge as it is fantastic quality and great to wear. If you are on the fence do not hesitate to place your order as you will not be disappointed.

I wear stuff like this a lot: I have a bulky one in down and one made out of recycled plastic bottles. Both are great and nice and warm and all that… but neither of them are as comfortable to wear, as well lofted or as stylish as this one. I’ve barely taken it off since the day I got it some months ago...

HebTroCo was founded to allow us to work where we live and make things as locally and sustainably as possible, so this is a milestone product for us.

Since day one everything that we’ve sold has been UK made. Over the years we’ve worked hard on the little things, the details, to source things from as close to home as possible and we’ve been pushing to use recycled materials. We’ve done OK but we can definitely do better.

Lots of raw materials aren’t UK made anymore so sometimes we use excellent quality European alternatives. There are lots of sheep here though, so we’re over the moon to be offering another product using HD Wool as quilting material.

We decided to call it what it is (gilet always seems like a bit of a wanky name).

It’s basically a washable and more ethical version of the down vests that we all love.

Two way, UK made zip

Two side seam outer pockets

Two inside chest pockets

Recycled fabrics throughout

Both the outer shell and lining are made using recycled polyester.

The soft-to-the-touch outer is from the highly regarded Olmetex mill in Italy. It’s water repellent, windproof and looks dead sexy.

Recycled lining keeps things light and feeling slinky.

We’ve always focussed on working locally and using the best quality natural materials…

This year we’re bringing much more of this ethos to market with our pioneering use of wool as insulation in several new products.

We’re using exclusively British wool from HD Wool who are based locally to us in the historic Salts Mill in Saltaire near Bradford.

HD Wool Insulation

You can’t beat a nature based solution and wool is definitely that.

Wool from British sheep couldn’t be more local.

You can go out in the rain in this, it’s fine to get the quilting wet, you won’t ruin it.

Don’t worry it doesn’t pong of sheep arse when wet!

Fully machine washable (unlike down jackets).

Why HD wool?

Comfortable, trapping air to generate excellent warmth
Naturally temperature-regulating and breathable to maintain comfort
Odour-inhibiting and anti-bacterial, meaning reduced washing
Natural and renewable for planet-positive outerwear
Guaranteed 3rd party verified traceable non-mulesed wool
Naturally elastic, compressible wool crimped fibres help to improve thermal performance
Excellent moisture management. It can absorb up to 30% of its own weight without feeling wet

Traceability

All our wool can be traced back to the farm it came from and is Woolkeepers® certified. Farmers are paid properly and in turn ensure that regenerative land management is practiced through the Land to Market™ standard.

“Regenerative agriculture has a critical role to play in impacting the climate crisis. We measure outcomes & impact on the environment such as soil health, sequestered carbon, water & biodiversity.”

But isn’t wool difficult to wash?

No not at all! Unlike duck or goose down our wool insulation is fully machine washable. Because our insulation is 75% wool combined with 25% PLA it’s fine to go in the machine.

Expect more new ideas on how we’re going to be using this game-changing new insulation that is, in fact, centuries old…

Size Guide

Any questions at all please email us and we’ll do our best to guide you.

  • INCHES
  • CM
SIZESMLXL2XL3XL
1/2 Chest Width A19.820.822.323.825.326.7
Back Length B25.826.126.62727.427.8
SIZESMLXL2XL3XL
1/2 Chest Width A50.55356.7560.564.2568
Back Length B65.566.567.568.569.570.5

Reviews

  1. Tim (verified owner)

    Love my body warmer. I’m 45” chest and found my first XL too snug for much movement. It went to my stepson who was delighted!
    Managed to get a 2XL (which is perfect ) just before they sold out!. I’m wearing it all the time
    with a long sleeved merino tee.- perfect for these chilly days. If you can get one your size don’t hesitate- worth every penny!

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  2. Ryan Simmonds (verified owner)

    I held off ordering this ‘body warmer’ due to the cost. I am so glad I took the plunge as it is fantastic quality and great to wear. If you are on the fence do not hesitate to place your order as you will not be disappointed.

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  3. Chris Mcloughlin (verified owner)

    I love a gilet (posh body warmer) but this is something else, I’ve been looking at them for ages and my old other brand zipper finally gave out, that was enough for me to push the button and I can’t be happier, having got several products from the Hebtro crew so I know what to expect, it does exactly what it says in the tin, and I’ll probably end up living in this one, great product keep it going lads brilliant we’ll done. I’m writing this sat in the pub and the missus has already nicked it .

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  4. tpsorrell (verified owner)

    I wear stuff like this a lot: I have a bulky one in down and one made out of recycled plastic bottles. Both are great and nice and warm and all that… but neither of them are as comfortable to wear, as well lofted or as stylish as this one. I’ve barely taken it off since the day I got it some months ago. You can really feel the quality and the attention to detail in things like the zip, lining and the collar. Big bonus marks for how well this works as a layer underneath a jacket (a black 303 ripstop, say).
    It’s a competitive field, but maybe my favourite bit of all the kit I’ve got from you guys.

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  5. Rob (verified owner)

    Like some of the other reviews of this excellent body warmer, it’s been one of my go-to items this winter. It looks pretty sharp, so I can wear it to the office over a jumper or shirt. It’s also pretty slim so I can wear it under a jacket/blazer. It’s casual enough to wear to the pub. It’s terrifically warm and comfortable and I love wearing it a lot more than I expected. It may have become my favourite piece of HebTroCo kit. Nice work.

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  6. Robin Candy (verified owner)

    Pretty much worn this every day since I bought it last year. I work in an environment which is frequently cold and this has become one of my favourite layers to wear. It’s warm, I especially love that you can zip it up around your neck. But I don’t get hot in it, so it’s also become a favourite to wear around the house too. Another added plus is it’s not bulky so you don’t feel (or look silly) when sitting down.

    Didn’t expect it like it as much as I do.

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  7. Darren Robinson (verified owner)

    Love it!
    Not stupidly padded, so you look like the Michelin Man but bloody warm, wool really is the superpowered material.
    Lovely fit, perfect over a shirt or t-shirt and the usual Hebtroco quality. The wife keeps eying it up, may have to buy her one to stop her blagging this!

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