The original Castelli Gabba was quickly recognised by cycling professionals and amateurs alike as a revolutionary approach to wet weather protection when it first launched a number of seasons ago. The Gabba 3 is the latest version of this iconic jacket with some small tweaks to the fit and an improved drop tail and pockets.
Made from Gore Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric the Gabba provides warmth and protection from the elements without any of the bulk associated with traditional rain jackets. Great in the dry too, the Gabba feels like a second skin, enclosing you from the colder air temperatures and any potential wind chill. It’s so comfortable that once you own one you’ll find yourself choosing to wear it more and more in mixed conditions too.
The Gabba has been proven in every single rainy pro race over the past five years and despite every other company trying to copy it, there’s a reason why the pros are still choosing to wear the Castelli Gabba.
Fully aero, fully breathable and fully protected
Gore® windstopper® x-lite plus fabric for lightweight
Total wind protection with water-repellent finish
Nano flex fabric insert under arms
Storm-flap construction with reflective logo at back
Protects from wheel spray
Silicone gripper at waist prevents ride-up
Full-length ykk® vislon® zipper with wind flap
3 rear pockets with laser-cut drain holes
Weight: 291g (large)
It really is the best bad weather jersey, lightweight and warm. Cough up the money and buy one, halfway through winter you'll have forgotten about how much it cost..
X c barcelona
Excelent jersey and service from Merlin. I strongly recommend it
Quality kit that will last and keep you riding. I heard so many good things about this garment and to have it delivered from GB to AUS for this sale price is nothing short of amazing.
Fantastic jersey to wear in Spain - Valencia. Here we haven't a rainy weather but for cold temperatures early in the morning (with arm warmers) it is just perfect. As the sun goes up, temperatures increases and this jacket lets you enjoying cycling without sweating. Breathable, insulated (with a good thermal 1st skin t-shirt), water-proof and wind-proof. And best of all: racing fit. Comando Cero Arrugas Power.
If you haven't a Gabba in your cyclist wardrobe, you need one right now.
Great piece of kit and from a reputation point of view lives up to the hype. Breathable, windproof and great water repellency. So why only 4 stars? The rear pockets condensate like mad, my phone was soaked with condensation. If anyone can offer advice on how to avoid this then please do.
So good this is my second one. Get the base layer right and you not go wrong
High expectations but impressed. The windproof / breathable nature of the fabric work really well and the fit is perfect. I particularly like the longer sleeve which means that there are no annoying gaps at the top of your arm warmers and the extra length in the back means no nasty drafts up the back. Only downside is that it could do with a zip pocket.
Delivery by merlin was top
Incredible build quality. Sizes small.
Expensive but well worth it, cannot rate this product high enough! The last few weeks have been cold and wet and I cant imagaine my winter wardrobe without one
This is an excellent spring-autumn short-sleeve jersey, very effective against the wind, yet remaining quite breathable. Castelli recommend it for 10-18 C, although I found it a jot too warm at the upper end. At the lower end you will benefit from arm warmers. I have a 100 cm chest and the Large fits me perfectly (in accordance with the Castelli size chart); and so there is no need to size up, unless you want a relaxed fit. A must buy.
Gabba is my solution to ride in the cloudly day with 8/10 degree. Is absolutlely perfect for cold wind and little rain. They send my order in Italy in 3 days. Everything perfect. Gabriele
As expected with previous reviews. A fantastic top. Needs a base layer underneath. Castelli sizing although true to their chart, I chose a 2xl fearing small sizing but could of worn an xl, 5'9, 42" chest 33" waist.
Richard, Czech Rep.
Very good product. Fitting, materials, quality is percfect, I can recommend. I tested this jersey now in temperature 12-15 deg. C with higher intensity on my MTB bike and also on my road bike. Also combination with arm warmers Nanoflex is good and brings more variability.
Quality as always with Castelli products; just remember to go up one size, I'm a Medium in most jerseys but went for a large in the Castelli Gabba 3, and I'm pleased with it. Merlin Cycles have some great deals; and I'm so pleased that I purchased the Gabba 3 with them.
Gorgeous jersey and fit is great and just as advertised. Close fitting jersey/jacket suitable for a huge range of conditions. Going to be a go to bit of kit for a long time to come I'm sure!
I have only worn this 4 times but so far I am thoroughly impressed. The windproof / breathable nature of the fabric work really well and the fit is perfect. I particularly like the longer sleeve which means that there are no annoying gaps at the top of your arm warmers and the extra length in the back means no nasty drafts up the back. Only downside is that it could do with a zip pocket.
Top quality jersey by Castelli. I took a late season cycling trip to the French Alps with friends and on the chilly descents it kept me toasty warm. Similarly great at breathing too on the long ascents.
Perfect Jersey for Spring and Fall conditions. Good breathability and water repellant. Especially flexible when combined with the Nanoflex Armwarmers. I want another one.
Great jersey, wore this on a 220km spin last weekend, normal castelli fit. Works well and super comfortable.
Short-sleeved Gabba = Best bit of all-round cycling kit in my cycling wardrobe! Team up with Nanoflex arm warmers and a single base-layer to see you through all but the very harshest of Winter weather.
If ex-pro`s say its a must have and great for this time of year at a discount price (lovely stuff). Short sleeve worried me at first but I always wear arm warmers in the autumn mornings. Fair sizing 5-11 75kg-78kg (large).
Very nice winter jersy. Expensive, but worth the cash. The fluoro yellow is very bright!