With a hectic schedule and weekends that are consistently planned at least month in advance, you cherish simplicity wherever you can find it. When you're able to escape your obligations and get on the bike, look to the Castelli Solare Jersey to simplify your wardrobe. Designed with summer's hottest days in mind, this sleeveless jersey is constructed with soft yarns that feel like cotton but wick the way a fully synthetic fabric should. It includes an internal sports bra with a convenient front zipper to make sure getting dressed for a ride doesn't resemble yoga class, and the bra's separation from the rest of the jersey allows you to take advantage of the jersey's full-length zipper to add much-needed airflow on a long climb.
- Streamline your hottest rides with this sleeveless jersey
- Form-fitting cut molds to your body in a riding position
- Convenient built-in sports bra simplifies getting ready
- Breathable Softlex fabric is soft and supple against the skin
- 3 rear pockets house a phone and your favorite energy gels
- Full-length zipper allows for heat dumps mid-ride
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- Q & A
Holy moly does this top run small. I'm a size 6 typically, 36C, and I thought a medium would do the trick. (Usually between a small and a medium) This jersey is laughably tight. I'm not even sure a large would fit, maybe an XL? (Which is ridiculous, what are all of the women bigger than me wearing?) Seems nice otherwise, I'm just not sure who it's made for exactly
Easy On, Easy Off
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'1"
- Weight: 123lbs
I initially purchased this Solare jersey in gray, and I’ve liked it so well that I recently bought a second one in blue. For sizing reference, I wear a 34 A/B bra, and a small in the Castelli Rosso Corsa light bra. For the Solare jersey, I sized up to a medium, which was the correct decision. The jersey’s internal bra is noticeably more comfortable than my Rosso Corsa bras—it’s somewhat less compressive, yet still offers perfectly adequate support for my cup size.
Because this is not obvious from the currently posted images, I thought it might be helpful to note that the front fabric panels for the bras are the same color as the piping trim on the jerseys: a minty aqua for the gray jersey, and a fluo orange for the blue jersey. So there’s a lovely, jaunty pop of color at the chest when the jersey is unzipped just an inch or two. The back internal fabric panel for the bras is a breathable white mesh. In addition to the three regular rear pockets, the jersey features a flapped, 2.5" x 4" key pocket on the right hip. This is done in sky blue mesh with orange trim on the blue jersey, and fluo yellow mesh with mint trim on the gray jersey.
I imagine that this style of jersey wouldn’t be ideal for wearing with bibs. As someone who has only regular shorts, though, I’m finding the design to be absolutely brilliant. The Solare feels good to wear, and it looks good, too. By sheer happy accident, the blue one even matches my 2018 Pearl Izumi X-ALP Launch shoes!
Runs super small but gorgeous
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I have to exchange this for a size up (unfortunately the lovely blue/orange is not available in that size, though). I already sized up, to a large, and it's super tight and small. Hmm. I am a 36A but broad shoulders (swimming), lean (still rockin' the jog bras and bikinis at age 50+), size 6 or 8 in pants (muscular) but size L in this was tiny. Besides that, though, it's a gorgeous top - sexy, well-made (cut right in all the right places), functional (as other gal mentioned - the inner bra zips - yay! - and great pockets), and versatile (I'd wear it for running, too, maybe tri's).
Perfect for hot summer cycling
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Love this jersey for hot summer cycling in sunny Florida. I wear tons of sunscreen, but I can't escape tan lines, and with this jersey, I don't get that awkward farmer's tan. It's one of the few sleeveless jerseys that has all the usual pockets, which definitely get used. And I LOVE that the built-in bralette also zips!