Paul, our general manager enjoys riding on the roads and hitting the gravel tracks throughout the autumn and winter. He recently purchased the Castelli Doppio Winter Jacket and has been putting it to the test!
Here’s what he had to say…
Upon unboxing, my first impression of the Castelli Doppio Winter Jacket is the undeniable Castelli quality. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the jacket boasts superior construction using top-grade materials. The outer layer exhibits a durable yet sleek design, shielding against wind and moisture with the use of the ultra-premium GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® 150 fabric.
The jacket’s insulation, is where I think the Doppio truly shines. Utilizing a double-layer of Alpha construction with Polartec®, Castelli has engineered a masterpiece that ensures exceptional warmth without the typical bulkiness associated with heavy winter wear.
Innovative Temperature Regulation
What sets the Castelli Doppio apart is its ability to maintain a comfortable body temperature even in fluctuating weather conditions. We all know UK riding can be very unpredictable!
The intelligent engineering of the jacket’s ventilation system ensures that sweat evaporates efficiently, keeping you dry during intense activities when during the cold Lancastrian winter months. I found I didn’t experience the clammy feeling often experienced in other winter garments.
Comfort and Functionality
Comfort isn’t compromised in the pursuit of functionality with the Castelli Doppio Winter Jacket. The fabric’s softness against the skin provided me a snug yet unrestricted fit. Its flexibility allows for ease of movement, a crucial aspect for my long winter base training miles.
Additionally, the jacket’s practical features, such as multiple pockets for storage (great for gels) and reflective elements for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions, exhibit Castelli’s dedication to providing a well-rounded, user-friendly product.
In conclusion, the Castelli Doppio Winter Jacket has surpassed my expectations on every front. It’s exceptional quality, innovative temperature regulation and focus on comfort have made it my go-to winter jacket!
Castelli’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of winter wear technology is evident in the Doppio, making it a worthwhile investment for every cyclist looking to boost their comfort and performance in their winter wardrobe.