The Castelli Alpha ROS jacket provides insulation from the cold while preventing you from over-heating thanks to its excellent breathability. This versatile jacket will keep you warm in cold weather as well as keeping you dry thanks to its effective waterproof outer and sealed seams on the shoulders with double stitching to stop water creeping in on longer rides. With a clever ‘Alpha construction’ Castelli have been able to produce a cycling jacket with two separate layers built in – one providing protection from wind and rain and the other providing insulation from the cold.
Windstopper outer – for breathable protection from wind and rain
Sealed seams on shoulders
Separate insulating layer
Partially covered YKK zipper
Raw edge waist lies flat and moves with you
Raw edge wrist cuffs – prevents interference with gloves
Stretch fabric for close fit
Ventilation on back
Castelli text gripper at waist keeps jacket in place
3 rear pockets with drain holes
This is a well-designed, well-made jacket with a neat inner waistcoat and easily copes with the advertised temperature range without that sweaty feeling after a 2 hour ride. I am 170cm height, 100cm chest and ordered a size "Large". It is smart, comfortable and a generally smooth "club fit" but light, and unrestricting. So far only worn in dry conditions but ideally described as "Rain Or Shine". Thoroughly recommended.
IMHO the best winter cycling jacket. It looks a bit complicated with independently zippable interior, but in fact after you are in it, everything looks manageable. With it you can more or less independently regulate warmth AND windproofness.
Awesome bit of kit. Fine with just a baselayer (I use UA Coldgear) down to freezing . XXL fits me perfectly (I'm 6'4" and 97kg), which I knew from having a Perfetto, and this jacket is the perfect colder weather accompaniment to that. If it's sub 6 degs C then grab the Alpha ROS. Great buy, Merlin performed as well as I'd have expected - they always deliver.
Probably the best winter jacket available, warm with just one base layer at -1, waterproof and a good fit comfortable
Castelli does it again. The perfect winter jacket that allows me to cycle in comfort down to -5C. Fab!
Very good jacket it is working very well. This is my first so expensive jacket but I do not regret. It is perfect.
Best ever jacket I have, have a couple of them before, if you want a jacket that can handle moist and rain and cold this is the ONE!
Quite simply the best cycling jacket I have ever owned, beats the winter cold and rain hands down. Great price point and timely delivery.
I've ordered it in medium previously and it was too small. The design of this jacket is incredibly advanced, with multiple layers, that should let the sweat out while keep you dry.
I am 177 cm and 74kg and size L is just fine. As always Castelli runs small
Excellent bit of kit to have - warm and great in the wind and rain
Great piece of kit and well worth the investment. Sizing is unusually generous for Castelli and the XXL fits me like a glove, I'm 6'3" and 93kg. Sleeve length is perfect. Rode yesterday in temps down to 1 degree and didn't feel cold once, not even on long descents, and I only wore an L/S merino base layer. On the climbs opening the zip slightly meant I wasn't over heating either. It rained at the end of the ride and the jacket just repelled it. Best jacket ever!
Great Jacket! Have worn this in several wet cold days now, and very impressed. Have been in heavy rain for 40 mins, followed by light rain for another hour plus, and despite less than 10 degrees Celsius, have continued riding in comfort for another 2 hours with still totally warm torso and arms. Particularly like the tight fitting cuffs and waist, that keep the weather out. Snug fit for slim builds. I am 65kg, 170cm and medium fits nice. Also, after being out in rain for some time, the jacket dries quickly in mild warm room overnight, so fully dry to back up and use next day Only knock is limited colour range - brighter hi viz colour would have made a better choice than the blue, that is not ideal on cold grey wet days. Well worth the money for very warm jacket that copes extremely well in the wet..
I'm 6'03" tall and weigh 172lb. XXL is good fitting. This jacket has many good things,
good quality and I get a good price
Great Cycling Jacket Probably the greatest jacket I have ever owned, keeps my core at a comfortable temperature even when riding below zero just use a baselayer and you are ready to go! Size fits small like all Castelli products.
Very good jacket for winter. High breath-ability, tight fit. Only one base layer needed, even with less than 5 degrees.
Excellent piece of kit, 100% windproof, highly water resistant and warm. Rode it with merino long sleeve base this week in 2 degrees with 15-25mph winds and continual rain. Proper grim day, but thankful for this jacket. In reality the waterproof was not quite there but we were out for almost three hours (WHY?)........ also worn on dry days down to 1 or 2 degrees and it is fantastic. I bought on recommendation and delighted to pass on. Only wish the Orange was not sold out as that's the winter option right there. If you have the dollar .....
Good fit and warm, sleeves are a bit long
Ordered this jacket for winter riding and it certainly lives up to my expectations. Used on ride in sub zero temperatures and wind, with only a long sleeve base layer. Absolutely superb, a bit on the pricey side but well worth the money.