Pertex (R) Quantum base fabric - low air permeability to keep you feeling dry Mesh breathable panels on sides Stretch Torrent waterproof fabric insert on back Extremely packable Front and rear reflectivity Weight: 65g (Small) Windproofness 4/5 Waterproofness 2/5 Insulation 2/5 Breathability 4/5 100% Polyamide (Nylon) Fit: Performance. Ultra-Lite, breathable, packable, water and wind resistant Castelli's Superleggera Gilet is indispensable for days when the weather is very changeable. Pack it in a jersey pocket on every ride, just in case. Don't Ride Without It A lightweight gilet soon becomes a vital bit of kit for the majority of your riding. From the cool of spring, chilly summer mornings and in to darker autumn days Castelli's Superleggera Gilet will offer you a vital extra barrier against wind and showers. The use of Pertex (R) Quantum base fabric, which has low air permeability, effectively prevents windchill as you ride. The Stretch Torrent waterproof fabric insert on the lower back keeps any road spray at bay whilst mesh side and rear panels allow for excess heat to escape if you find yourself warming up. The packability of this Superleggera Gilet means you can pop it in a jersey pocket ready for when you most need it.
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In cycling terms, a gilet is a form of sleeveless vest, which usually offers protection against the wind, rain and rest of the elements. A zipper at the front provides an effective method of adjusting your body temperature, and many models also include pockets at the rear, as well as breathable panels to help cool your body further. They're a popular addition to both road & MTBers wardrobes due to their versatility and effectiveness all year round. My gilet section features all of the deals I've found online, listed in order of discount, with available sizes and colours provided where appropriate.
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Castelli has a rich history as one of the iconic cycling brands, primarily specialising in high end road clothing. Founded by Vittore Gianni in 1876, initially as a tailor shop in Milan, it diversified to include cycling clothing in 1910, for riders such as Alfredo Binda. In 1935 Armando Castelli joined the company, purchasing it 4 years later. Shortly afterwards it began supplying riders such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. By 1975, it was rebranded to Castelli, featuring the iconic scorpion logo, and shortly afterwards produced many revolutionary clothing products, such as the first lycra cycling shorts, windproof jerseys and thermal cycling clothing. To this day, the brand is synonymous with performance cycle wear, and together with Santini, they supply some of the greatest ex and current cyclists on the planet. If you wish to view more by this classic Italian manufacturer, please view my current Castelli clothing deals.
For further reading on Castelli, you can see a timeline of their history on their global website.