About the Castelli Brand
Castelli 4.104477 5 Average Rating:
Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-wool racer or a weekend warrior, Castelli cycling apparel is engineered to provide unmatched fit and exceptional performance in the saddle. Founded in Italy by Armando Castelli, this brand has been outfitting cyclists with cutting-edge products for more than seventy years. Today, Castelli bib shorts, cycling tights, jerseys, jackets and accessories are trusted by some of the best athletes in the sport, including the entire Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. If you’re looking for cycling clothing that is built on decades of innovation and a true racing pedigree, consider choosing Castelli jerseys, bike shorts and bib tights. These products are so well designed, it’s almost an unfair advantage.
Reviewed by ecogary from Colorado on Tuesday, February 13, 2018I have ridden this jersey a total of 4 ride (roughly 250 miles of mixed road/gravel) in temps ranging from 20 to 40 - alone, no baselayer or shell!
Has a unique two layer system built in - an internal mesh layer and windstopper/fleece outerlayer. You can unzip the outerlayer zipper to let in air and vent on climbs.
Was way more breathable that I anticipated - primarily the back of the jersey.
Strange single vent pocket on the left of the jersey. Stashed a few gummies in there pre ride.
I am not super performance oriented except on the bike. This jersey does it all, is light, breathes, and I was only able to purchase it on clearance, in store at an amazing STP price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lillian from DC on Monday, February 5, 2018This is a too-good-to-believe deal on this fantastic jacket.
I'm a four-season bike commuter, and this jacket (in the few weeks I've had it) has kept me warm & comfortable between 25 and 50 degrees F. The jacket has two layers with separate zippers: the outer windproof layer can be unzipped when you're climbing (or it's 45 deg or higher). With baselayers, I'd say it will keep you toasty down into single digits. It's also amazingly ventilated - I've had it on moving fast in sunny 50 degrees, and kept dry and comfortable.
The look is very sleek; the jacket is fitted, but leaves room for layers underneath (assuming they're also fitted). I have a very short waist and average shoulders--this fits me perfectly. If you're long-waisted, you might find it a bit short.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rick from Idaho on Friday, December 22, 2017If you want waterproof shoe covers these will do the trick. I ruined a new pair of Castelli Narcisista 2 covers in a crash. I didn't want to spend another $80 to replace them, these Pioggias were $20 from Sierra. For $20 you can't go wrong, but the Narcisistas are much better. If you want shoe covers for cold rides, you'll be unhappy with Pioggias.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by dougster from utah on Monday, December 18, 2017I have used these 3/4 bibs for a few years. I keep coming back to them because they are really great. the fit is excellent the wind block is very good and the interior fleece panels keep you warm down to 40 degrees below that I use a thin base layer and I can go down to 32 degrees and is I use this and some leg warmers I can go down lower and still keep flexible and warm, although a little stiff with all this on. the point is to ride outside and not torture myself on indoor medieval equipment. The fit is small I usually wear a size L with castelli I always size up one size and every this is a good fit (I'm 5'-9" and 180lbs) I think castelli sizes for aliens from outerspace. Bottom line I love the feel of this brands gear. and if you can find it on sale its a steel in value.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by KCE from Virginia on Monday, December 11, 2017Warm jersey for riding on 35 to 45 degree weather. It keeps the chill away from the core. Snug fit, I wear size small most jerseys. Not a lot of room for more than one base layer in this jersey.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wil the cyclist from Michigan on Friday, November 24, 2017Pros: nice stretch, good cuff for wrist coverage, nice fabric, good fit.
Cons: there's no grippy material on the palms, so a) you can't really expect to use these for substantially gripping things on their own and b) they may slide around on the inside of shell glove (which may or may not be a problem for your intended use).
Verified Buyer Reviewed by cycling mike! from Iowa on Wednesday, November 15, 2017very tight fitting but stretches, SUPER WARM. I have a gore jacket and this one now...and these are my best winter jackets. Thx for selling this product, I told my riding buddy, he got one too AND I bought one more a size larger to layer under it. Again, super product!!!!!!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dave from Bellingham WA on Wednesday, November 15, 2017Can wear this at 40 degrees with thin base layer with no ussues. Looks great and is awesome. I take medium in everything ans this medium just fit. I probably could also wear a large. Si if you are on the edge go larger.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by sharon from San Jose on Tuesday, November 14, 2017I ordered the red one, very pretty color and true size, comfortable but absolutely NOT waterproof. This is misleading ads. We had little rain yesterday and I was totally soaked with this jacket on. Otherwise it deserves a 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by sharon from San Jose on Tuesday, November 14, 2017True size and color, very comfortable. A little pricey.