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Castelli Transition Jacket - Women's

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Transition Jacket

If you're lucky enough to live somewhere that winter conditions stay a bit above freezing, chances are most winter-ready cycling jackets are too overbuilt for your base mile and training rides. For the rest of us, there are the transition seasons, when summer's heat has long gone, but gusts of ice are still a ways away, and we need the perfect jacket for that in-between. Whether it's for all-winter, or just the shoulder-seasons, Castelli's Transition Jacket is ideal for the days when its not so cold outside that you need to don all of your winter layers, but just to take the chill away. The Transition Jacket is built to be Castelli's lightest jacket for fall, and light winter riding. It's crafted using GORE-TEX Infinium X-Mid fabric for the front and sleeves, which excels at wind protection, and breathability, so you can hammer out the miles and let your heart rate rise without being worried about getting bogged down with perspiration. In back Castelli employs its own Warmer fleece fabric that offers a soft, brushed feel, plus a little extra breathability to allow sweat to escape when you're putting down big efforts. The front is finished off with an asymmetrical YKK Vislon zipper that keeps irritating zipper ends away from your chin when a gust blows by and you need to tuck in, and the back is topped off with three deep pockets to stash your essentials for the mid-ride coffee break. Lastly, for an added hit of visibility, Castelli includes a reflective stripe down the back to help you stay seen if the day turns grey and dreary.

According to Castelli, the Transition jacket works best in temperatures from 46 - to - 60-degrees Fahrenheit, but your comfort will ultimately depend on how hard you're riding, and how you choose to layer.

  • A lightweight jacket for taking on transition seasons
  • Form-fitting cut leaves room for a light jersey or baselayer
  • GORE-TEX Infinium X-Mid front and sleeves shields from wind
  • Breathable fabric allows perspiration to escape while you ride
  • Warmer fleece fabric on back panel is soft, boosts breathability
  • Asymmetrical zipper moves irritating seams away from sensitive skin
  • Reflective piping on back helps boost low light visibility
  • 3 rear pockets hold cash for ducking out of the cold for a mid-ride coffee
  • Item #CST00TI

Material
[face fabric, sleeves] GORE-TEX Infinium X-Mid, [back] Warmer fleece
Season
spring, fall, winter
Fit
form-fitting
Length
hip
Pockets
3 rear
Reflective
stripe on back
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 3

“Runs small” would be an understatement

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 4"
Weight
112 lbs

The description did not say that this jacket runs small, but I suspected it does, so I bought a size medium, instead of my usual size small. The medium was too small. I am 5’4” and weigh 112. Seems ridiculous that I would have to get a size large.

>Rating: 4

Color not as pictured

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

The jacket itself is great. The fabric is as advertised, windproof and water-resistant (not water proof.) But the pockets in back are great and I love the material. the only reason it isn't 5 stars is because the color as pictured on line is way different than the actual color. In "real life" the color is more "orangey" maybe coral would be a better description but really not the hot pink shown in the picture.