Castelli Perfetto Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - SS18
It's hard improving on perfection. Last year's version of this jacket was called the Gabba long sleeve jacket, but Castelli have now gone back to reserving the Gabba name for the original short sleeve jersey. After hearing so many people call the long-sleeve version of the Gabba "perfect" they renamed this version the Perfetto jersey and set about improving on perfection. Castelli have increased the effectiveness of the water-repellent finish so it will keep you drier while remaining just as breathable; they've refined the fit and laser cut the drain holes in the pockets as well as completely redesigning the splash flap on the rear of the jersey to help it lie flatter and fit better while reflective logos on the back keep you visible – Perfetto!
Fully aero, breathable and protective
Gore® Windstopper® X-Lite Plus fabric for lightweight total wind protection & 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: 386g (large)
Temperature range: 6°-15°c / 43°-59°f
What can you say about this classic Castelli jersey, it is absolutely a fantastic piece of kit and at the moment from Merlin Cycles, a great price. Don't be fooled buy how thin the fabric seems, it is incredibly windproof and insulating with a decent base layer. I have worn this in temperatures as low as 2 Celsius and been absolutely fine. If anyone hasn't bought one of these jerseys it's definitely a must have piece of kit, highly recommend. Delivery from Merlin was swift well packed no complaints whatsoever.
Fantastic item, reliable item and fit for all conditions, excellent service again!
This top is fantastic, helps maintain a comfortable temperature without getting too hot or cold
Simply perfect! I`d been wanting one of these for ages but was waiting for a price drop. At 99 pounds this was a bargain! Fit is tight, perhaps even slightly tighter than other Castelli jerseys I have but I`m still a size M. In other brands I tend to go for size S. The yellow fluo is very bright, just what i wanted to be seen on London roads in the dark.
I've done a couple of long and several short winter rides since purchase, all in temperatures of 2-8 degrees C, and it's been excellent. Blocks wind very well, including on the arms, the pockets are spacious and the fit is 'snug' but not restrictive (I'm 183cm tall, 103cm chest and bought XL). Note that condensation forms in the pockets if you're pushing it, so worth putting your phone in a bag. Rapid, efficient service from Merlin.
Great fit, warm to 3 C, and could go below with thermal base layer
Perfetto means "perfect" in Italian. Yes, it's a great jersey, but when you get it at such a good price, with excellent customer service and fast, free delivery from Merlin - THEN it's perfect!
Excellent garment as you'd expect at this price point. I've ridden in some fairly rubbish weather in this top and it's kept me nice and comfortable. Paired with the Perffeto Vest it makes winter riding much more enjoyable as these garments breath well and keep you dry in all but the heaviest of rain. A hard shell top in the event of a torrential downpour but otherwise the Perffeto gear takes care of most winter rides.
An excellent piece of kit at this discounted price. Good fit with low back but buy at least one size larger than normal.
Great jacket, the vents on the side are really handy and the waterproofnes is only really for showers. Still needed to wear a gilet under 5 degrees.
Great piece of clothing.
6'2" - slim but not skinny, the XXL fits perfectly, could have gone one size down for a very race-fit.
I've been wearing this for commuting/training at 0-12C with just a winter LS merino baselayer underneath and I was nice and warm (I get cold easily).
Vents on the sides work well when it gets warmer and generally speaking the breathability of the jacket is surprisingly good even on an intense workout.
Haven't worn it in heavy rain yet - the classic English drizzle bounces off, the storm flap tail at the back is very well designed, not getting in the way when jumping on/off the saddle.
I struggled to fend off the spiders living in my wallet - totally worth it though, especially on sale.
Very comfortable fit - XL for me at 184cm and 80kg is fairly snug. Worn with a merino baselayer, worked well at about 5-7 degC and I was warm enough over a 90 minute ride. The windproofing works very well. I haven't tried the water resistance as yet but went out in very wet conditions with a thin GoreTex top layer and this also worked well with very little sweat build up so breathability of the Castelli (and my top layer) seems very good. Like all Casstelli kit, quality is excellent with no deterioration after washing. This should last for years. Merlin pricing with loyalty discounts etc. beat all others.
Castelli Perfetto Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey - SS18
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