poor breathability, finicky zipper
Reviewed by Ken from San Francisco on Saturday, May 28, 2016
I'm a big Castelli fan and wear their bibs and jerseys all the time. This vest is soft, stretchy, and form fitting, which is all great, but overall this vest is disappointing. The zipper doesn't operate smoothly and is difficult to pull up and down with one hand (I like to adjust ventilation while riding with the other hand on the handlebar). Another big problem is that the fabric does not breath. Even with the zipper part way down, I am sweating heavily under the vest. I never have this problem with Pearl Izumi vests, which have a more breathable fabric. In cold rainy conditions, this Castelli vest may help to keep the cold rain out, but in dry cold conditions, I would rather wear something more breathable.