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As you might expect, it took Castelli to throw a Castelli-style spin on the traditional spaghetti-strap top. What you didn't expect, we're pretty sure, is just what that spin would look like. In our opinion, that zebra stripe is just what the Castelli Otticio Cycling Jersey needed to set it apart from the crowd.
This jersey has been constructed from Castelli's Softlex fabric for its comfort, stretch, and moisture management properties. And while it's composition is not one of organic fiber, the material has been engineered to retain a cotton-like feel and aesthetic. More importantly, though, Softlex performs the aforementioned duties with vigor. Accordingly, it feels incredible on the skin without a base layer, and of equal merit, it efficiently transports moisture from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the jersey.
In terms of stretch, you'll find that Softlex's natural elasticity provides a complete freedom of movement. Furthermore, this attribute has been intensified through Castelli's hallmark fit. Essentially, this jersey has been designed on an anatomic curve that not only takes the female body into account, but the female body within the cycling position. As a result, the jersey follows your movements in the saddle, almost predicting them. This way, abrasion is minimized, and the jersey's structure becomes exceptionally flattering to the figure. Additionally, Castelli designed the Perla with a dropped neck and supportive microfiber shoulder straps in order to reinvent the look and feel of cycling jerseys.
To house your ride essentials, Castelli has included three ample sized rear pockets. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, the jersey features reflective accents throughout. Please note that no shelf bra has been built in, as Castelli believes you'd rather go with a sport bra you know and love rather than take a chance on one that you're unfamiliar with.
The Castelli Women's Otticio Sleeveless Top is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors White/black, Aqua/white, and Cyclamen/white.