A sleeveless packable vest with Windstopper X-Lite plus fabric
For that added warmth across your chest and back the Windstopper X-Light Plus fabric will keep the edge of the wind and protection from the wet.
What can you expect from the Castelli Fawesome 2 Vest?
- Windstopper X-Light Plus fabric on front and shoulders for light weight and almost total wind and water protection.
- Nano Flex light fabric on back protects from wheel spray
- Full length YKK Vislon Zipper with flap
- Reflective trim provides 360-degree visibility.
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Great cold weather gear. No pockets, but perfect for cooler morning rides that lead into warmer mid-day hours. It keeps you warm when you need it and then packs small enough to fit in a jersey pocket later in the day.
As usual with Castelli, you have to size up about two sizes compared to other company's sizes in order to get the size right. (I'm 5'10" and 190lbs, and the 2XL fits perfectly.)
Merlin Cycles had this at an excellent price and delivered it to me overseas pretty quickly, which is not always true of other UK vendors.
This is an excellent product. Having persevered with the rain jackets for few years as outer shell I wish I purchased this much earlier. It breathes fantastically and is toasty warm for winter in Brisbane (10+degrees C) with arm warmers. As suggested by other reviewers I purchased the next sixe up: XL (181 cms / 88kgs I usually go L) and it fits snuggly with the arms a smidge tight not particularly distracting.
It arrived within the time specified.
Only down side is the back is black - I had assume it was red (the colour I bought, which I did for better visibility).
A superb Cycling Vest in the best materials.
I feel the sizing has been adjusted on Castelli products. I usually wear a XL with their tops but I have had return the top for an exchange for a L
I hummed and hawed for a long time on which gilet to opt for on the merlin site. The castelli fawesome 2 jacket is an ideal balance of weight and waterproofness for those slightly cool damp rides. I would never class myself as a Large in any clothing other than cycling gear. Again here, the fawesome is better in a large. I am 175kgs and 5ft 9". Fit is perfect. the medium would have been super aero!!