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Castelli Squadra Vest - Men's

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Squadra Vest

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

Material
100% polyester ripstop, dwr treated
Fit
regular
Season
spring, summer, fall
Length
hip, with drop tail
Reflective
rear accents
Claimed Weight
71g
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 4

Nice light vest

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
168 lbs

I purchased as an extra layer for cooler and/or windy California days. Vest is nice and light with wind breaking material on front and partial mesh back to avoid overhearing but this will not keep you very warm if super cold. Sizing is true to Castelli specifications and Large is big enough to go over one or two thin layers. Nice that back is a bit longer than Jersey to provide added coverage.

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>Rating: 4

Nice light vest

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
168 lbs

I purchased as an extra layer for cooler and/or windy California days. Vest is nice and light with wind breaking material on front and partial mesh back to avoid overhearing but this will not keep you very warm if super cold. Sizing is true to Castelli specifications and Large is big enough to go over one or two thin layers. Nice that back is a bit longer than Jersey to provide added coverage.

I
>Rating: 5

My Favorite Vest

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XXXL
Height
5` 8"
Weight
199 lbs

Firstly, I am a fan of Castelli. This vest is my favorite. It fits well, easily folds, and it has the quality Castelli is known for. And I found the sizing superior to another Italian brand. I also want enough room in my vest for some bulky items in my jersey’s rear pockets.

>Rating: 3

White is see through...

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 10"
Weight
177 lbs

First off, if you're a lycra-wearing, leg shaving cyclist, you know your clothes need to fit tight to minimize drag. Castelli is Italian which plays a factor, but has a snug fit intentionally. I bought into the over-sized hype and got a large (usually wear mediums), and it was too baggy for riding but fit comfortably. I'd definitely be flapping in a good headwind. My main complaint was that the white is very see-through, which is unfortunate. It's like wearing a white t-shirt in a thunderstorm...you can see almost completely through it. Not pro :(

>Rating: 3

Fits small - they mean it!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small

So this is my own fault as the reviews say it fit's small. I wear a size L for Pearl Izumi which fits perfect every time (5'7", 170 lbs) but wanted to try something different. I barely squeezed into this vest. I'm not sure why Castelli has such a unique sizing, but buyer beware.

>Rating: 4

How mine fits...

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

If you have read other reviews you know that Castelli sizing runs on the smaller. This made ordering a little stressful because I didn't know if I was getting something that was going to fit me or not. With that said, everything I got fits me really well. For your sake here's my weight, height, and the size I purchased. Weight: 185 Height: 5'.9" Size: XXL Additional Sizing: My jacket size is 42 regular Fit: It fits snugly but comfortably over my jersey. Plenty of room. Overall quality is good though it seems more entry-level.

>Rating: 4

Sizing!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
3xl
Height
5` 10"
Weight
208 lbs

The vest is a perfect for the climate in NE Pennsylvania. You need to order three sizes larger than you wear! The zipper mount is made for a lady, (left side). Breathe deep before you zip! It should have a small pocket for your keys.......

>Rating: 3

Does the job

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
174 lbs

I followed the recommendations from everyone and sized up. Good call. I am 5'11", 174 lbs. and normally wear a medium in castelli jerseys. The large fit well around the chest, but there was extra room around the stomach. This seems consistent with castelli's low to mid-tier products over the past year or two by providing extra belly room for their jerseys. No pockets in the rear, but this is more of a product to wear until the temp warms up a bit or to have in your back pocket for that unexpected weather or cold climb/decent. Packs well in a back pocket. For the price, it does the job. Just size up when ordering.

>Rating: 2

Sizing incorrect!

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
xl
Height
5` 11"
Weight
206 lbs

Castelli sizing is for ideal model men cyclists that you see on Tour De France!! I followed the measuring chart and ordered a size larger than I wear. When it arrived, it was 4 inches smaller than me! had to order a 3xl instead of an xl. Waiting for the vest to arrive????????

>Rating: 3

Nice Vest, Sizing is way off

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
xxl
Height
6` 00"
Weight
215 lbs

I received the vest on time.. You get what you pay for so I didn't expect that much but the vest is very light, enough for the job I guess but feels kind of cheap. Two things I didn't like. Size...I mostly wear size large and I cant even join the zippers on a extra large vest Zippers: Most vest have two zippers where you can unzipper the bottom. I took it for granted it had two consider every other vest I have has two zippers, but not this one. I'm returning this one and will go and try on the next vest as to avoid this vest issue.

>Rating: 2

Extreme race fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it

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.

ditto. based recent experience went up to xl but it wasn't enough. RB

>Rating: 4

Bueno

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 3"
Weight
134 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Love it

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

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.

>Rating: 1

absurd sizing

"small" does not describe it.

agree. can't imagine who wears Castelli small or xs.

>Rating: 4

Vest review Castelli Squadra Vest Mens

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
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Height
5` 8"
Weight
152 lbs

recd the vest and normally a Med size is a bit large this Med. was short and abit tightr

>Rating: 3

It does run small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
large
Height
5` 8"
Weight
170 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Great vest for a cool morning

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
140 lbs

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.

>Rating: 4

Runs Small

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
medium
Height
6` 1"
Weight
165 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Great vest!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Fits perfect, has a cycling cut, tight, I didn't want nothing flapping!! Very good for cool mornings...

>Rating: 2

Too Small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL

This vest is too small! I typically wear a M and I got a XL, way too small. Is Kids size!