Perfetto RoS Long-Sleeve Jersey
Castelli's coveted Perfetto jersey comes back, Rain or Shine in this newest iteration. It packs in extra water-and-wind protection against the storm, and plenty of flexibility and breathability to keep you balanced as you spin through intervals. A slim cut finishes it off for race-worthy fit.
- Castelli's updated Perfetto excels through rain and wind
- GORE Infinium 205 Warm fabric at front fights the elements, insulates
- Flexible back panel of GORE's Infinium 203 lets you move freely
- Breathable membranes enable exceptional moisture management
- Race-worthy cut sheds excess fabric for a form-fitting silhouette
- Contoured paneling is designed for bulk elimination in riding position
- Deter wheel spray from close fitting storm flap and drop tail hem
- Zippered vents at chest drop heat in a pinch
- 2 rear pockets with pump sleeve can be accessed with gloves on
- Bright reflective details boost low light visibility
- Item #CST00T7
- Q & A
Don't know what to think.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 165lbs
Where do I start?
This is definitely a racers jersey or jacket or jersey? It fits really small. The arms are really skinny. The good thing is, it does have some stretch to it.
I've worn this coat from 40 to 50 degrees with a thin Nike base-layer. I don't usually run hot. I'm a 20-22 group rider, not a racer.
What's weird about this coat is that when you start out, you can feel the wind on the arms and chest, more so than say.. the original Gabba or the Transparente jersey. But when you start to build up heat with an effort, you get clammy and hot and it won't vent. Even with the chest vents. They are off to the side too much to take in air. They are probably letting some out, I guess, just not enough.
I did manage to get caught in the rain with it on. It rained for about 20 minutes and then showers off and on. I stayed dry. Clammy, but dry. The problem was, it was 46 degrees with wind, and I was still hot, so I had the front un-zipped halfway and I got a little wet in the front.
Another gripe is the rear pockets are "set-in", so you have to reach a little further behind you. And yes, there are only two, which isn't awful, but it makes your stuff harder to find because your other stuff is in the way. I usually put my gel and bar in one, my phone in one, and then keys and miscellaneous in the third one. I was fighting keys, and spare lenses, trying to find my gel with gloves on. Also, they are short in height. My Pixel 3 reaches the top.
Is this coat all bad?
The zippers are really easy to operate, even the chest vent ones. It did keep me dry. While snug, it does stretch and feels good on the bike fit-wise.
If they moved the side vents forward, and added sleeve vent zippers, this coat might not get stay so clammy. And also go back to the 3 pocket style.
I guess I'll just keep this for the mild, showery days. Too clammy for anything else.