Customer Reviews Of:
Castelli Premio Cycling Jersey - Full Zip, Long Sleeve (For Men)
Average Rating based on 5 reviews 4.600000 0 5
Reviewed by dlewis78731 from Austin, TX on Tuesday, January 13, 2015After using this jersey a few times, I realized that I had never owned a real winter long sleeve jersey before. It seems to have just the right amount of wind resistance to keep you warm, and also the right amount of breathability to let you cool off. There are several different types of material that have different wind resistance, the front has fair wind resistance (its double weight), the back is pretty breezy, like a light fleece. When I unzip, I can feel the air flow through and out the fleece in the back. Which brings me to the zipper, which works very well, nearly always with one hand, and smoothly. With the zipper tab down, it locks the zipper in place. Great pockets in back, good enough to hold a long sleeve base layer in case it gets colder, plus a lot of other stuff. I am older and tend to get cold easier; this jersey lets me ride with one less layer than I would have used in the past. I often think this jersey is about 1/2 way to being a jacket! When its warmer, you can wear just the jersey and it feels nice against the skin. I also have the poggio which is even warmer and still vents very well. Its sort of like this jersey on steroids. They were both excellent additions to my cycling wardrobe.
Reviewed by RickD from Utah on Tuesday, November 4, 2014I have accumulated quite a few Castelli jerseys from STP, so I can give a direct comparison. The Premio is very similar to the Giro. The material of the Premio is slightly less brushed and fleecy on the inside, but it is a very subtle difference. Both have a nice smooth shiny exterior. The panel cut pattern is different, but they are both nearly identical in overall shape. Both are much less fleecy and warm than the GPM. I consider the GPM to be the most functional of the three, and the bargain of the century at STP's discount prices. The GPM is not quite as stylish and does not have the complex fabric patterns, but it does have great stretch to the fabric.
People say "size up" with Castelli, but that is only in comparison to typical American sizing. If you follow the castelli size charts they will be correct.
In terms of warmth, it would be GPM=>Giro=>Premio (warmest to lightest)
The GPM fits slightly snugger and can be used as a base layer due to its very fuzzy interior. The Premio and Giro are slightly roomier, allowing for a comfortable thin base layer if desired.
The Poggio is warmer than any of these jerseys, but it is marketed as a "jacket". Its is like halfway between a jersey and a jacket in weight, but its wind-blocking front and high collar give it a definite edge on warmth, particularly in wind.
The "Free" jacket is of course a full jacket and warmer than any of these.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by N E biker from MA on Saturday, November 1, 2014Great fit and comfort. Size up a full size for best fit. I'm 5'10" 165 lbs and a large fit great.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by gramps from USA on Saturday, October 11, 2014very styish and nice fabric
sizing i s tight
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Iqon from Waterford on Tuesday, April 15, 2014This Jersey has it all,the Castelli label,the Italian cut,the fit is beyond perfect.The fabric immediately radiates heat ,ideal for chilly mornings.The fit is what i would call is snug and the panels stretch with you and lock in your body temp.Overall this is a fab product as one would come to expect from Castelli and brought to us by STP. What a team .........