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Castelli Elemento Lite Jacket - Women's

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    Elemento Lite Jacket

    Like your favorite down puffy, the Elemento Lite Jacket provides protection from the cold at an impressively low weight. It's inspired by technology from high-end mountaineering jackets where the perfect balance of warmth, breathability, and low weight is critical. The intended use is high-intensity cycling in cold temperatures, where warmth is important but breathability is absolutely vital. It's not a race cut jacket like the Alpha series. Instead, the Elemento Lite fits slightly looser due to the fabrics it's made of. It's certainly more breathable though, with comparable levels of insulation.

    The Elemento's construction resembles a mountaineering jacket, being composed of a layer of insulation sandwiched between two woven nylon layers, with the outer layer using a water-resistant treatment to shed light rain or snow. Unlike most alpine jackets, this one isn't totally windproof. Instead, Castelli engineered a small degree of permeability. The little bit of air that gets into the jacket picks up moisture and evaporates it more efficiently than any membrane fabric, keeping you dry when tough intervals or hard climbs cause unavoidable perspiration. The insulation layer is polypropylene, which is a synthetic down material that allows full breathability without any water absorption, and is also incredibly light.

    These fabrics have limited stretch, which is why Castelli opted for a semi-fitted cut rather than a full on race fit. In order to not sacrifice mobility, there are plissé stretch panels on the sides, elbows, and wrists that preserve freedom of movement on the bike. Castelli finishes the jacket with an inner waist closure that lets you seal out drafts, or you can open it up for extra ventilation.

    • Lightweight, insulated jacket for high-intensity cycling
    • Semi-permeable fabric allows breathability during hard riding
    • Water-resistant finish sheds road spray and light precipitation
    • Insulation delivers warmth at a strikingly low weight
    • Stretch panels provide freedom of movement on the bike
    • Three rear pockets with reflective gusset at bottom for visibility
    • Inner waist closure blocks drafts or can be opened for ventilation
    • Castelli is a leading innovator in cold weather cycling gear
    • Item #CST00OC

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [main fabric] air-permeable woven-textured nylon with water-repellent finish, [insulation] polypropylene synthetic down
    Season
    fall, winter, spring
    Fit
    semi-fitted/slim
    Length
    hip
    Pockets
    3 rear
    Hood
    no
    Reflective
    accents
    Claimed Weight
    347g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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