The Castelli Classic Winter WS is a capable, heavy weight winter cycling jacket designed to keep you snug, warm, comfortable and protected from the elements on the coldest rides of the year. Featuring Windstopper Corsa fabric on the chest for full protection from the wind and a high collar to keep the wind chill from penetrating through to your neck and into your core the Castelli Classic WS jacket can be worn on its own with a winter base layer on slightly warmer days or with a gilet worn over the top on particularly cold days. With X-stretch sleeves that move freely with your body, a full-length zip and an elastic waistband the Classic WS jersey will keep you feeling warm and enclosed without feeling uncomfortable or restricted while in a typical cycling position on your bike.
Windstopper Corsa fabric for full wind protection
Silicone gripper elastic at waist keeps jacket from riding up
Anatomic form-fit cut for cycling position
Full-length YKK Vision Zipper
High collar for maximum protection
Three external rear pockets
Weight: 370g (Large)
Fit - Close fitting but with room to layer over your normal jersey size
Ordered a large, which should have fit according to the size chart, but had to return because it was too tight. Would have exchanged for an XL if one was available. Would have kept this jacket if it had fit.
Really good quality jacket. Keeps the cold out. Excellent price.
Castelli clothing is very small compared to everyday clothing (I'm normally a large, I had to buy xxl). Apart from that, it's very warm, and I especially like the collar which rises at the back to keep my neck warm. On the negative side, it's a little short in the body (I'm 6'4") and there's no zipped pocket.
All things considered, it's a great jacket for a winter ride.
Fits true to Castelli sizing, as in size up one. Tested in 15 F temp, core and arms stayed quite warm over base layer, bib tights and vest
Wanted a new winter jacket away from my usual black/red. As this was very well discounted by Merlin it seemed to fit the bill. It looks a lot better in the flesh than on the pics and is not to light that you wont get it clean if you get a bit of road spray. I always buy Large in Castelli and did the same here but was suprised how fitted it was for a winter jacket. I would be suprised if you could get much more than 1 or 2 thin very thin layers underneath. Having said that I wore just a baselayer on a 3degrees C ride and was more than warm enough. Great price and service from Merlin as usual.
Nice jacket fits very well. Unlike other reviewers I would wear 2 base layers with this jacket when it's below 4 degrees
A great jacket for those cold winter rides. Great price and great service from Merlin.
Excellent jacket, worn with a Base Layer does a great job of keeping you at a comfortable temperature