The Castelli Perfetto race vest, formerly known as the Fawesome is the perfect cycling gilet for fast-paced training rides or early season races when temperatures are low and the weather is particularly unpleasant. With a windproof Gore Windstopper X-lite Plus front and shoulders combined with Castelli’s Nano Flex Light fabric on the back for water repellency and breathability the Perfetto features an aero fit so that there’s no annoying loose fabric flapping in the wind. A high-cut neck protects you from the cold wind and two back pockets allow you to carry the essentials required for long winter training rides.
Windstopper® X-Lite Plus on front and shoulders provides lightweight wind protection
Nano Flex Light fabric on back protects from wheel spray
Full-length YKK® Vislon zipper with wind flap
2 x rear pockets
Rear reflective trim on pockets and flap for high visibility
Great addition to the wardrobe! Worn over short sleeve jersey with arm warmers, it hits the spot between keeping the chills at bay without any breathability issues. Water repellence is good, although this usually does diminish somewhat with use. Measures up slightly small compared to other Castelli products but ensures no flapping in the wind. Not the most compact if packing away, it will take up a full rear jersey pocket, but then with good breathability you are unlikely to remove unless a big temperature change. Two rear pockets are ideal for consumables i.e.gels, bars etc, keeping underlying jersey pockets for the less required basics, levers, tyres etc.
This is a great gilet and is the usual Castelli quality, great bargain in the Merlin sale
Great product and I truly recommend it! it adjusts perfectly to your body. Can feel that it is a real windstopper! Castelli never lets you down with their quality!
Great gillet to carry around in case things turn nasty. Not totally waterproof but good enough. It's a bit thinner than the famous Gabba but that just means it packs away nicely and breathes really well. Essential kit for UK riding most of the year round I'd say.
Excellent pice of kit does everything you want and more used it every ride now
This completes my range of Gabba/Perfetto tops and is very useful in colder drier conditions over a roubaix fleece top . You don't get too hot and can regulate temperature with the zip. It is a little bit roomier than the other Perfetto tops to allow layering -up for different conditions, otherwise size up like all Castelli gear.
Absolutely perfect addition to my cycling kit. Well made, does what it says and can be put on or taken off very quickly.
Fantastic item. I am a fan of Castelli products, and know to order a size up. I already have the Perfetto short sleeve, and long sleeve. I love the material, and fit, and value the extra protection this gives you against the elements compared to a traditional gilet, rear pockets are a bonus too!
I just love this gilet. I had the previous model which I really liked, but this (imo) is greatly improved with the addition of two rear pockets. I do not think I have ever given anything 5 stars before!!!
Very pleased with this. Great product (light, good fit, well made, keeps me warm) great price.
Fantastic vest with great materials and construction. True to size but you need to read the actual Castelli sizing charts to confirm your proper size. It is a race fit if sized properly and on the bike it will feel perfect but off the bike it would feel a little tight. I purchased Medium and my measurements are 172cm height, 37 inch chest, 65kg. This is a great fit for me wearing the vest over a normal summer jersey or winter Roubaix type.
Best. Gilet. Ever. Runs small, so consider sizing up.
Beautiful vest, excellent fit and quality and two pockets on back. Usual Castelli sizing, so take one size up.
Purchased the blue vest. This is a great addition, great quality, finish and fit. I am 177cm and 98cm chest so size L was perfect.
Mr Sosa Baixas
Bought this vest after looking in many places. Merlin had an incredible offer. Delivery to Spain was fast, and I can not be happier with the purchase. Already used twice in windy 80k rides and the quality, comfort and looks are superb. With Castelli the sizes tend to be small, though in this case I got my usual sise L (I am 1,80cm) and it fits tight but still comfortable and does not vibrate when speeding. 5 stars
This is as great all rounder gilet. Warmer than gilets that pack down to nothing, but still fits in a jersey pocket and water resistant as well. The surf blue option is looks great. I'm 177cm 66kg and medium fits well. Merlin price and delivery were excellent.
Probably the best vest I've ever had. The fit is amazing!!! And it folds down small enough to fit into a jersey pocket.
Nicely made, a high neck and a race fit, the usual Castelli sizing so I take one size up from other manufacturers. I have this vest in 3 colours, but the red has a black back so it's not not so good if you want to been seen by motorist approaching from behind. The others I have are the same colour at the back as the front.
Hello !, the Castelli vest I received from you is an excellent garment to combine with summer cycling jersey, for the autumn and spring days in which the temperature is cool. Good product.
All is good, except size. 1 or 2 size up is necessary! My chest size around 100 cm. So I ordered L size. But it was very very small to my chest. So I ordered another XL Castelli Perfetto Cycling Vest.
I love the Perfetto and Gabba range. I have 2 Gabba's, a Perfetto SS jersey and now this vest. They have had plenty of use this winter in Melbourne. Essential winter items!
Vest works well, I ordered one size up compared to normal due to the Castelli sizing, I also allowed a little to wear over a jacket if really cold and this has worked well!
Great vest. Top quality and great construction. I needed a size up from usual given the castelli fit!