Gear Review

2 5

not what i expected

maybe it's me...i was expecting a jacket with pockets in the back...not the case. i was expecting that i wouldn't sweat like a pig and that the sleeves of this jacket wouldn't stick to my bare arms when i did wear it on a cool morning ride and later during a brief shower. the vents were useless. no, i made a bad decision. the only saving grace is that it really looks good.

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I totally agree, it was my first castelli jacket almost turned me off of castelli. You get what you paid for.

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Hello. I own a lot of Castelli gear. Castelli offers arguably the greatest lineup of performance cycling clothing in the world. But you're correct, there are a few duds in the line-up.

If you are looking for a lightweight-packable rain/wind jacket, try Castelli's -new- "Velo" jacket. Also consider Castelli's brilliant Trasparente LS jersey and Mortirolo jacket -both made with Windstopper fabric that does not flap in the wind. Per usual with Castelli, size up one size (or even two sizes in some cases).