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Cool weather comfort.
Fall and early spring rides are often the best times of the year to ride; not too hot and not too cool, as long as you have the proper gear. Castelli's Long-Sleeve Imola Jersey melds a combination of tech savvy fabric with extensive expertise in cycling-specific fit to offer a top that retains heat and wicks perspiration, while allowing excellent freedom of movement.
Constructed out of Warmer fabric, the Castelli Imola is perfect for mild weather alone, or used with an outer shell for comfort on colder rides. Warmer is a 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 Imola's treated with a process Castelli refers to as Prosecco. This fabric treatment enhances the synthetic blends already 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 Imola'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 Imola 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 Imola to utilize the optimized fabric to its fullest potential. Out of the box, the Imola will fit tight against the chest and unnatural 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 Imola's lower hem has a wide silicon gripper to prevent the jersey from riding up, and the three rear pockets are secure and easy to reach when riding. Reflective hits add low light safety to this cool weather long-sleeve.
The Castelli Imola Long-Sleeve Jersey is available in Cyan, Black, and Acid Green; sizes range from X-Small through to X-Large.
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Warm on a brisk day
I wore this jersey with a short sleeve compression shirt on a cool morning (45 degrees) and I was perfectly comfortable during my 30 mile ride. Size chart was spot on, fit was excellent. The back pockets are somewhat tall, so it made getting in and out of them a little of a challenge, but not a big deal.