Nelmezzo Ros Limited Edition Jersey
Take the form-fitting cut and breathability of a thermal jersey and add protection from the elements like a lightweight shell and you get the Men's Nelmezzo Ros Limited Edition Jersey from Castelli. As part of its much-lauded RoS collection, its Nano Flex Xtra Dry adds insulation and reduces air permeability in dry conditions while the water-repellent dual-face, tight-knit fabric keeps you dry in wet weather. Castelli claims that the double-layer fabric keeps the wind out better than a traditional jersey, but since it lacks a membrane, it offers maximum breathability which is why it bestowed the name Nelmezzo meaning "middle" in Italian.
We found it to be more than adequate when the roads are wet, or during light precipitation, although, you'll still most likely want a shell in really rainy conditions. Its YKK Vislon zipper allows for easy temperature regulation once conditions become better. And since cooler, wetter conditions usually accompany lower lighting, you'll appreciate the reflective armbands and back panel helping to increase your visibility to motorists.
- A cycling jersey that protects like a light jacket
- Handsome limited edition Red colorway will get you noticed
- Dual-face fabric insulates and keeps light wind and rain at bay
- Full-length zipper adjusts airflow on rides
- Standard 3 rear pockets complemented with a secure key pocket
- Pronounced reflective details especially welcome on cool, overcast days
- Item #CST00Q6
What do you think about this product?
March 30, 2020
More Jersey than Jacket
This is a nice layer, that I will enjoy owning. But it is more like a thermal jersey than a jacket if you live somewhere even moderately wet. The first morning I took it out on a cold foggy ride and glad I brought a shell to put over, as the Nelmezzo would not have kept me warm enough. The pockets in the back are okay, the material is so stretchy like a Gabba that sometimes getting things out is difficult. Do not like their key pocket solution on the the side; if I put my keys in it I constantly hit them with my leg into my ribs. The color and reflective bands for visibility without being another hideous neon jacket were a big selling point. All that said it is a good layer I will use for years, but I wouldn't trust it for much beyond a short mild rain. As with most Castelli items I strongly recommend going one size up from most brands. I usually wear mediums tops/bottoms and glad I ordered a large, it fits great. It def fits svelte but not quite full race fit. With a light LS wool layer I'd say the ideal temp range is about 45–55º.
February 9, 2020
Perfect Winter Jersey
I had no clue I needed this but now that I have it it’s my go to. It’s mildly wind resistant and very water resistant it’s perfect if you add a vest. Because it’s not super wind resistant it works well for your arms but if you don’t have a vest over it you get cold if you’re going any speed at all. It’s also extremely visible and very comfortable. I’m 6’2” 200 pounds with broad shoulders and 3xl it fits really well on me. For Dirt road riding on a mountain bike with a lightweight vest I ride it at around 25 to 35°. It’s a lot thicker but way more breathable than the Perfetto collection and It’s able to fit a broader chest and shoulder size.
January 4, 2019
Not for U.S. shoulders
Nice jersey/jacket. It is too tight around the neck and shoulders for me however while the length is perfect (medium chosen for 5'9", 140 with wider shoulders for a skinny cyclist). I'll mention the place of manufacture in order to try and help ahead some light on the elusive Castelli sizing (their items are not at all uniform throughout their range). This is made in Bosnia, and I've found that the Castelli items made there are generally the smallest. (Many Sportful items are made there too they and seem to fit the same). While the Castelli items made in China tend to fit me well except for bib straps--those are generally VERY tight (with the exception of their Nano Light Pro bibs which add stretchy lycra to the straps). Castelli's made-in USA tops (those are mostly just team clothing) seem to fit true to size. Size medium (tops and San Remo speed suits too) fit me well while the US team-bibs and TT suits fit me in size large. Castelli's made-in-Romania items seem true to size WITH slightly tighter shoulder areas (but not as tight as their Bosnian items). Finally their jerseys made in El Salvidor seem to be on the large size--I actually wear a size small in team "Training Jerseys". Hope this helps. Lucky CC offers an excellent return policy which unfortunately I tend to use often! I'll keep trying....
January 31, 2019
Easier to tell people your shoulder width........
November 27, 2019
I'm no expert on the variability of sizing by contractors located in different countries, but I do know this garment (Nelmezzo RoS Limited Edition Jersey) runs small. I'm 5'10" and weigh 158 pounds. My chest measures 27" and my waist 32". The neck, shoulders, sleeves and length of the body are fine but the torso of a size medium is extremely snug. When I pull the jersey on, I have to close a four inch gap at the hem to engage the zipper pull. After zipping-up, it's tighter than any top I own other than a base layer, but has enough stretch to be comfortable. It doesn't restrict movement in any direction or feel uncomfortable in any bike position, and stays in place. It accommodates a base layer of average thickness with no noticeable increase in tightness. If you're uncomfortable in tight jerseys or intend to wear a heavy base layer (Merino wool) or more than one layer under this jersey, then you probably need to size up.