Winter warmth without bulk.
When you're picking out your winter riding kit, reach for undeniable warmth and performance that doesn't compromise style. The Castelli Sfida Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Jersey for women takes into account what is most important to us cyclists, and hones in on things to create a piece that's not only great in form and function, but versatility as well. By designing the perfect fit with elevated materials Castelli captures our needs in a piece that's not only comfortable in the saddle, but eye catching as well.
Stitched together using Castelli's newly engineered 3D thermal fabric, you'll find a warm embrace that keeps you comfortably warm. Perfect for cool days on its own, or frosty mornings underneath a vest or jacket, the Sfida will offer you soft, stretchy warmth. Constructed using Warmer fabric throughout its traditional panels, and Warmer X-Stretch on the sleeves, the right amount of give and flexibility is placed where it's most needed, so you won't have to constantly adjust your sleeves while in the saddle.
Along the back of the jersey things are secured into place by a silicone gripper that prevents the back from riding-up and exposing skin. Above the gripper you'll find the perfect spot to stow away your winter riding essentials within 3 large pockets. When your fall ride brings flat-light and low visibility, you can count on reflective tabs sewn into the rear seams to illuminate under headlights, helping to alert motorists to your whereabouts.
- A long-sleeve jersey for pedaling through the chill
- Breathability and warmth from 3D Warmer fabric
- Trap the heat with form-fitting fabric
- Drop-tail hem seals prevents the dreaded crack-back
- Silicone gripper secures jersey in place
- Rear pockets secure gear and snacks
- Reflective tabs boost visibility in low light situations
- Item #CST00JH
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: S
- Height: 5'4"
- Weight: 125lbs
The fit is excellent, and it keeps me warm when temperatures are in the 40’s. Color is not pink but the Castelli orange. I’m not too sure how they mixed that up.
High Quality/ Nice Details, Blue=Greyish
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I'm returning because the steel blue colors in person are much "cooler" and grey than the blues shown on my screen online. I wish they had made this in a classic navy instead of the grey-ish steel blue.
That said, this jersey is clearly very high quality and feels like it would be perfect for cool fall mornings or even mild winter rides with a wind vest / jacket. It has several nice details: a gripper strip along the interior bottom seam to keep the jersey in place, slightly thinner and stretchier material around the waist where the jersey would overlap bibs (this fabric also seems to help keep the jersey in place), and then "scalloped" cuffs that would be more comfortable in variety of positions (see picture). The patterning of the dark and lighter fabric panels is quite flattering on.
does the backside of the Turquoise and Black jersey have turquoise on the back similar to the white and black jersey or is it solid black?