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Castelli's best seller for good reason.

Since its inception, the Perla has been Castelli's most popular jersey design -- a testament to its ingenuity and insightful design. And for 2013, we see a continuation of pure excellence with the Perla Women's Jersey. With a perfect fit, incredibly soft fabrics, and a design like none other, we expect the Perla's popularity to spike once again.

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 continued this concept by designing the Perla with seamless arms and neck bands.

To house your ride essentials, Castelli has included three ample sized rear pockets and a rear zippered key pocket. 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 sports bra you know and love rather than take a chance on one that you're unfamiliar with.

The Castelli Perla Women's Jersey is available in six sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Acqua, Black, Pink Fluo, White, and Wisteria.

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5 5

Lots of Compliments

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a great no nonsense jersey. At least that's why I bought it. I was looking for something that would go with everything and that I could wear for most of the year, it was the perfect choice. However, I also get a ton of compliments on it. The fit is fantastic, the Softlex material is wonderfully comfortable and breathable even on hot days. I love the full zipper, which makes it even easier to regulate temperature in the Summer. I wore this on countless 3+ hour rides and just love it. I'm 5'6" 135lb and the medium is great for me. I went with black and am very happy with it and really like the tone on tone embossed logo on the shoulder. It's a great detail!

5 5

Simple design, great fabric

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Love the feel of the softlex jersey material used in this Perla jersey. It's very comfortable and quick drying. I ordered an xs - be warned - I have a number Castelli items - this one fits quite snugly relative to some of the other Castelli cuts. I ended going up to a size s which provides a slightly looser fit - but is still quite sleek. Love the pink fluo!

4 5

Nice Jersey

I bought this for my niece. Here's what she had to say:
"A good shirt to stay cool and dry for long rides. I have the white, which reflects the sun and keeps me cooler then the darker colors would, though it does show off the dirt. The three pockets in the back are convenient for little snacks, and I even stashed my iPhone back there, where it stayed secure and out of the way on a two hour ride. Size S fits perfectly on me. For reference I am 5'6'' 112 lb."