Castelli Perfetto Light Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey 2016
It was the pros who first askes for a Gabba that’s not as hot as the Gabba but warmer than the Fawesome vest. So they started from the Gabba and made the back in Nano Light fabric – the same fabric as their Nano flex tights but without the brushed fleece inside. This gave the jersey a lot of breathability and in turn keeps you from overheating.
You may think this was filling a very small niche. However, Castelli insist you try it. It covers most of the conditions the Gabba can and it handle the warmer temperatures even better. The cut and fit is exceptional. The consensus of the Castelli test crew is that this piece doesn’t replace the Gabba or Fawesome vest but it’s another arrow in your quiver that is ideally suited to cool temperatures.
- Quality Italian design and manufacture
- Perfetto is a more lightweight and extremely versatile version of the Gabba
- Gore Windstopper front, with Nano Light back to provide protection from wind and rain
- Reflective detailing allows you to be more visible to other road users
- Low tail offers increased protection from rain and spray
- 3 rear pockets
- Full length zip
- Temperature Range: 10° - 20°C/50° - 68°F
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This really is a perfect piece of equipment. I wear it in a wide range of temperatures. With or without the sportfull no rain arm and leg warmers I also bought. When it's really sunny and/or warm outside it is too warm to wear obviously. But the weather in Belgium is not that great mostly, so I have plenty of opportunities to wear this.
The fit is tight, but feels natural when sitting on the bike. I have a large. I could have gotten away with a XL as well I think.
Really nice jersey but as others have said fit is very tight. I'm 6'1" and 39" chest and ordered both the L & XL Perfetto despite having a Gabba in L. In the end the L Perfetto was too pro fit, very short at the front, and tight under the armpits, even on the bike. In the end I went for the XL which is slightly loose around the chest but leaves room for a baselayer.
Very nice jersey. I'm 6"2' and weight about 80kg so tend to struggle getting items with a tight enough fit but still long enough in the body. Bought this in a size large and it is a great on the bike fit, looks a little short when off the bike. The fabric is a great wind stopper but can get a little sweaty due to the reduced breathability. Wore it in a heavy downpour and while not waterproof it kept me warm when paired with sportful's no rain bibs. It should handle light rain though.
Used on several rides, perfect for spring time weather. Wind protection and also breathable.
Very snug fit so ordered a size bigger than usual.
Great bit of kit. Nice a light yet wind proof. Needed to order the size up from normal though as it's a snug fit.
Purchased Surf Blue XL and the colour is awesome! I wear size M Gabba long sleeve and I'm glad I went up two sizes. Very versatile jersey and great value from Merlin. Tracked shipping to Australia was fast. Can't recommend more highly. A++
Nice Jersey and fills the gap between summer club jersey and the Gabba during winter. Well made and nice race fit. Size wise it's comparable with my Gabba in the same size, but with tighter arms. Only criticism I have are: A bit expensive, it's a tad short at the front (Hey clothing manufacturers - some people buy bigger sizes because they are taller, not fatter!), and the inside of the black material on the back is a little odd - it feels nice if you rub it in one direction, but the other way, it feels a little like the disintegrating crusty lycra that you'd find on an arm warmer that as been stuck behind a hot radiator all winter.