You've reached the summit of a stunning mountain pass after a tedious ascent, taking the staggering beauty that surrounds you, you are encompassed with a true sense of self affirmation for the hours of training and dedication you've put in. Pounding water, and snacking on your nutrition bar, you allow endorphins to course through your veins, moving your mind to a euphoric state. A long and windy descent awaits you, rewarding your cramped quads with a nearly effortless roll back down, through arcing bows of trees, and past vineyards. A cool breeze whisks by, reminding you that your cooling sweat will give you quite the chill as you descend, but not to worry, you brought along your Castelli Squadra Vest to take the wind off of your core, for a warm and lightly insulated ride down.
Made from polyester ripstop, the Squadra Vest cuts through the wind effortlessly, but is lightweight enough that it doesn't overly insulate, so you won't find yourself overheating from this vest. A light DWR coating is applied to the polyester to help shed a bit of rain, but it is not designed to be a completely water repellent piece, this vest is ideal for light summer rain, or chilly wind. Reflective accents adorn the back to increase your visibility to cars, and rear mesh venting helps you shed moisture to keep comfortable as you soak in the sights unfolding in front of you.
- A minimalist vest for keeping your core warm in the breeze
- Durable polyester ripstop cuts through wind with ease
- Water repellant coating sheds raindrops from small showers
- Increase your visibility to cars with reflective accents
- Allow moisture to escape with mesh back ventilation
- Item #CST00IM
What do you think about this product?
January 17, 2020
Extreme race fit
I have not worn Castelli in a while, and am aware of sizing up for any Italian brand. The sizing on this vest is way off. I typically wear a Large so I ordered an XXL. I can't even zip it up because it's cut like a Medium.
August 7, 2019
Castelli siempre cumple. Es de buena calidad, ideal para guardar en el bolsillo trasero en días inestables. El tamaño me fue bien, pedi un talle S tengo 61 kg y 1,60 cm de altura.
July 21, 2019
Blasting down Vail Pass at 40 plus mph in heavy rain and light hail and this vest kept me warm and dry. I typically wear a large in other brands but always buy one size up in Castelli.
June 19, 2019
"small" does not describe it.
May 9, 2019
Vest review Castelli Squadra Vest Mens
recd the vest and normally a Med size is a bit large this Med. was short and abit tightr
March 21, 2019
It does run small
I always size up for road gear vs. mtb gear or causal clothing, but this still runs about half a size small compared to other road cycling gear. I typically wear a large (in Pactimo aero fit, for example), and that gives me a little breathing room without being completely skin tight. If this vest were any smaller I couldn't have zipped it up. If you want a really, really close fit that will absolutely not flap in the wind, the sizing is probably accurate. But if you want a little room, order one size up from you normal size in road gear, or two sizes up from what you wear in causal clothing. Other than sizing, it's a nice vest, but feels a little "plasticky" and stiff.
December 20, 2018
Great vest for a cool morning
I see a lot of reviews of this vest running very small and I have to disagree. It is a form fitting cut and doesn't flap in the wind on the road. I bought this in a small and wear a small in all cycling products as I have a slim build.it fits comfortably over all jerseys while still being nice and snug.
July 25, 2018
It runs really really small. I'm 6'-1", 165# and it fit super tight. Everything else I own is a medium and this fit like a small.
July 19, 2018
Fits perfect, has a cycling cut, tight, I didn't want nothing flapping!! Very good for cool mornings...
José Carlos M.
April 25, 2018
This vest is too small! I typically wear a M and I got a XL, way too small. Is Kids size!
April 23, 2018
Very good light vest.
It's a very good choise for the price. It is light, packeble, good for cool morning before sunrises. Size is normal, normally uses a L, but picked a M, I didm't flappings, works great. Recomende
José Carlos M.
April 4, 2018
Nice vest, but super, super small!
Castelli makes great products, but it's sometimes hard to find the right size, even if you own other comparable Castelli products. In this case, I own many Castelli jerseys, which are XL, but this Castelli vest is MUCH too small in an XL. I can barely get it to zip it's so tight. I would suggest getting at least one size larger than normal, possibly two. I have no idea who the tiny Italian men are that this vest is sized for. I'm sending it back unfortunately.
April 4, 2018
The smallest sizing ever
Order at least 2-3 sizes up. I wear a large in everything I knew these ran small so I ordered an XL. My torso is at least 3-4" too big around to zip it up.
January 5, 2018
Runs too small
This brand runs too small. Was a gift to a person who usually wear them and told me. I don't find the voucher and now I don't want to figure out how to return it.