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If you demand comfort, style, and performance you're probably familiar with Castelli's line of jerseys. The Long-Sleeve Free Jersey continues Castelli's extensive history of using superior design and materials to construct technical cycling apparel.
The Free Jersey is a mid weight top that's ideal for mild temps, as it's constructed from Castelli's Warmer fabric. This synthetic textile features a fleecy inside for next-to-skin comfort, wicking performance, and thermal insulation. The Warmer fabric is also stretchy to allow ample movement, and it has a smooth face to help reduce drag.
The Free Jersey is treated with a process Castelli refers to as Presecco. This fabric treatment enhances the synthetic Warmer fabric's inherent wicking properties by spreading perspiration quickly and evenly for efficient evaporation. This ensures your core stays dry; preventing clamminess if it's chilly or preventing overheating if the mercury climbs.
Enabling the Free Jersey's technical properties is a body-contouring shape that packs a century of custom-tailored cycling apparel under it's belt. Castelli knows a thing or two about fit, and has defined modern cycling wear with many firsts, including Lycra shorts. An example of Castelli's innovation in the Free Jersey is the sleeves; they are articulated forward.
This allows for maximum body contact without binding, wrinkles, or excess material when settled into the natural riding position. Not only does this ensure excellent aerodynamics, it permits the Free Jersey to utilize the optimized fabric to its fullest potential. Out of the box, the Free Jersey will fit tight against the chest and unnaturally when prepping for a ride, but once seated and spinning its superior design comes to light.
Adding to that design is a full-length camlock zipper that allows ventilation fine tuning that won't migrate when pedaling. The Free Jersey's lower hem has a wide silicon gripper to prevent riding up, and the three rear pockets are secure and easy to reach when riding. Castelli's known for its ostentatious colors, even pioneering the sublimation dye process for enhanced sponsorship representation during early pro tours.
The Castelli Long-Sleeve Free Jersey hits on that history with its bold graphics and eye-catching colors. But, even that's not enough alert inattentive motorists if you find yourself limping home at dusk. For that reason the Free Jersey has a full compliment of reflective elements for low-light safety. It's available in Black/Yellow, Black, and Cyan; sizes range from X-Small through to X-Large.