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Castelli Perfetto RoS Convertible Jacket - Men's

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    Perfetto RoS Convertible Jacket

    Enjoy flexible coverage from cold winter starts to balmy spring afternoons with Castelli's Perfetto RoS Convertible Jacket. It offers you the benefits of both shot-and-long-sleeve coverage on a whim, with winter-worthy protection of the Perfetto in long-sleeve form, and Gabba-esque fit and function in its short-sleeve application.

    • Castelli improves upon the Perfetto for its latest convertible piece
    • New zipper placement offers cleaner jacket and short-sleeve appearance
    • GORE Infinium fabrics offer improved breathability and waterproofing
    • Taped seams further keep moisture from sneaking inwards
    • Sleeves remove at elbow for a cleaner jersey feel when short-sleeve
    • Convertible zips are tucked between fabric layers to prevent irritation
    • Keep your riding essentials at hand with two deep pockets, 1 pump sleeve
    • Gabba-style drop tail hem with reflective panel elevates low light visibility
    • Item #CST00T9

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [face fabric] Gore-Tex Infinium 205 Warm, [back panels] Gore-Tex Infinium 203 Light
    Season
    spring, fall, winter
    Fit
    form-fitting
    Length
    hip, drop-tail hem
    Venting
    zip at chest, removable sleeves
    Pockets
    2 rear, 1 pump sleeve
    Reflective
    back panel
    Claimed Weight
    [large] 322g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Cool weather gear

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

    The Perfetto RoS Convertible Jacket is a solid choice for anyone looking for a layer for when it is in the 40's and may creep into the 50's. I wear a medium jersey in most brands and went for a medium in this. It fits but is race tight. For layering, I would order a size up.



    The material is one in which it has some resistance to it, hence ROS, meaning rain or shine. This is a valuable component as it serves a dual purpose, blocking the wind and keeping you warm. I'm looking forward to using this jersey in multiple situations. One, for days where its in the 40's with a base layer underneath. Another, when its in the low 50's, or I know it will warm up and I will unzip the sleeves and use the jersey paired with a pair of arm warmers. This ability to have this jacket work in temperatures ranging from 40-55 is its greatest asset.

    Cool weather gear

    skepticism yields to brilliance

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    I enjoy good gear almost as much as I am passionate about riding. But I have many jackets, and bought this one on a whim, hoping it would indeed improve on the Castelli Gabba Windstopper model (of which I have two--one with the removable sleeves, and the other a simple jacket). I don't buy things with the plan to return them, but I rationalized buying this one with the assumption that I would return it if it wasn't perfect.

    It's perfect.

    For starters, the Infinium fabric is for real. I wore only a thin Gore baselayer over a Castelli webbed base t-shirt during a 7-hour ride that took me from sunny, low 60s (f) to mid-30s with significant wind chill (got caught in the dark). My hands got cold at the mid-30s, but my core was just find in this jacket even though I didn't have any real insulating base layer.

    The sleeve removal above the elbows is an improvement on the older model that removed at the shoulders (easier to remove on the fly, and also no bulky overlapping fabric, like the shoulder-removal predecessor, not to mention that the removed sleeves are shorter and thus take less space in pockets compared to the longer-sleeve of the predecessor Gabba jacket).

    Other nice details include (i) the zipper cover terminating above where one starts the zipper (makes it easier to put on); (ii) fit is aero and bike-specific with no rolls of fabric when you're bent into riding position (fits tight on chest until you get in a riding position, then it's just right, and the longer sleeves work); (iii) high neck is nice for cold, but not an issue when unzipped in warmer conditions; (iv) the double pockets (instead of triple) concerned me, but they're larger and compensate for the 2 vs. 3 drop.

    I'm 5'7", 130ish lbs, athletic build. Small was aero but won't provide much room for thick base layers. I also ride in M Castelli jackets. This superior fabric will lead me to wear this aero small over my bulkier Ms, though.

    Very impressed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    I was a bit hesitant on pulling the trigger on such an expensive jacket/jersey top but the thought of not having to carry multiple layers was very tempting. I had my first ride this past weekend and it delivered beyond my expectations. The temperature was around 45 when I started and ended around 52, with a lot of wind. I was very comfortable the entire ride, a bit chilly initially but once I started pedaling I was impressed at how windproof it was while not getting me soaking wet. The front ventilation zippers with the combination of the more breathable fabric on the back helped keep me dry and warm. I thought the blue color might stand out too much but it was actually more subtle than I thought. Looks a lot better in person. Would highly recommend.
    As most who use Castelli would know, I had to size up to get the right fit. I normally wear a Large in Pearl Izumi stuff for example, but a XXL fit me perfectly in this instance.
    I want to give a shout out to Nathan Simpson from CC who helped me with this order. If any of you need any gear advice, he is super knowledgeable and will work with you to find you the gear you need.

    Unanswered Question

    Which is warmer, the Perfetto ROS or the Alpha ROS Light? I have the previous version Perfetto for reference.
    thx