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Eric K.

Eric K.wrote a review of on October 18, 2019

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is not your typical Castelli skin-tight fit jersey, which can be good or bad depending on what you want. In my regular Castelli size (L) the zipper area bunched up when riding, but did not flap in the wind. Quality of the material and zipper seem excellent, but the neck area is oddly large, possibly to help with ventilation. I expected the slight bagginess to have a negative impact at higher speeds and in the wind, but it did not appear to. I personally prefer a tighter form fit from both an aero and aesthetic standpoint, but as long as you know what you're getting in this it is a solid jersey.

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Eric K.

Eric K.wrote a review of on September 19, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This jersey is really comfortable and has smart design features that make it very aerodynamic. The sleeves are tight enough to not flap but also not squeeze too tight and the neck is also a little smaller than average with an extra lip on the back neck to seal that off as well. The blue color is very slightly sheer so you will see bib straps through it. The fabric is textured, has just a little stretch, and thicker than a lycra style jersey, but not thermal by any means. I am 5' 9, 175lbs and the size L fit perfect and form fitting as intended.

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Eric K.

Eric K.wrote a review of on August 30, 2017

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

I cannot comment on the comfort of the shorts, as I did not get past the initial try on before noticing just how sheer these bibs are. I ordered the red color and it is very surprisingly revealing, even in the non-mesh areas. I would be far too embarrassed to wear these during the day and will unfortunately be returning.

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Eric K.wrote a review of on May 20, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This is my least attractive jersey, but it is definitely the one I am most visible in. I wear this along with the matching bibs for my night rides when I like to be as cautious as possible with drivers. The color is a true yellow, not a safety yellow, and the reflective accents are a nice touch. Jersey is comfortable and a little slim in the chest and arms area so you are not flapping in the wind. The only thing I don't like is that it is only a 1/4 zip.

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Eric K.

Eric K.wrote a review of on April 2, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 177 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Simple bibs with a good chamois. Felt fine during a 2 hour ride with about 2,000ft of climb. My only complaint is the legs come down a little far (fit me right above the kneecap). About an inch longer than I am used to. Large fit just right for me.

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Eric K.

Eric K.wrote a review of on March 25, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

When I first took these shorts out of the box, I was disappointed in how thin and soft the chamois felt, but once I was in the saddle my opinion changed. The chamois is extremely comfortable and didn't need to be adjusted or shifted through my whole two hour ride. Probably the most comfortable I've been on this ride. The shoulder straps are different from anything I've had before, like a two inch foam band rather than the usual mesh, but this was fine once I got used to it. The only thing I don't like is the color is more of a mustard yellow, so it doesn't match any of my safety yellow gear. If you generally can wear two different sizes in bike gear, pick the larger size; I can wear medium in many brands but the large fit perfectly.

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