Castelli Alpha Ros W Jacket - Brilliant Pink/Black

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And extraordinarily versatile, special cycling jacket - it will keep you dry in all but monsoon conditions and warm in any temperature over freezing. You'll struggle to find a better one-stop shop for your rides.

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  • Sorry, next day delivery is currently unavailable

When Castelli started work on the Alpha RoS W Jacket, the aim was to create a winter jacket that is effective as possible for cold days: a cycling jacket combining unsurpassed comfort and breathability; a cycling jacket that can adapt to changing temperatures and conditions.


More than that, they wanted to make a cycling jacket that would get you back home as warm and dry as exceptionally breathable material will allow. Whilst this prevents it from describing itself as fully 'waterproof', in practice - short of prolonged monsoon conditions - it's as near waterproof as you'll find. The Alpha RoS jacket is designed for serious winter riding in all conditions - as close to a one-stop shop solution as modern fabrics and technologies allow.


So how have Castelli managed it? Through new fabrics with extreme breathability and improved water repellency - plus clever design details to keep the water out yet provide ample breathability and ventilation.


The Rain or Shine (RoS - see?!) system utilises Gore-Tex Infinium 150 fabric to achieve all this. It also incorporates Castelli's Alpha construction - separating the wind/water protection layer from the insulating layer. This means better control of your ventilation and better moisture evaporation.


The result is a unique jacket that allows you to ride from freezing, dry conditions right through to wet and much milder conditions.


The stretch fabrics with advanced fitting make for an excellent close cut that still allows for a reassuringly wide range of body types. The raw-edge waist lies flat and moves with you - this combined with the Castelli silicone text gripper at waist keeps the jacket from riding up.


A triple rear pocket with reflective laser-cut drain holes plus an extra pocket with waterproof zip adds extra practicality and storage space.


  • Rain or Shine RoS engineering provides insulation and breathability for cold and dry rides, with effective waterproofing for wet rides

  • Gore Windstopper 150 fabric provides wind protection with high breathability and effective rain protection

  • Seam sealing on shoulders, reduced seaming and double stitching keep you mostly dry

  • Alpha construction separates wind/water protection layer from insulating layer

  • Partially covered waterproof YKK Vision zip slide easily and lies flat

  • Raw edge waist lies flat and moves with you

  • Raw edge wrist cuffs lie flat for a perfect interface with gloves

  • Stretch fabrics with advanced patterning make for an excellent cloes-to-body fit that still accommodates a wide range of body types

  • Back ventilation

  • Castelli silicone text gripper at wasit keeps jacket from riding up

  • 3 rear pockets with reflective laser-cut drain holes

  • Extra pocket with waterproof zip

  • Weight 399g (Small) 

  • Castelli comfort range: 0-12c


Castelli's own ratings: 



  • Wind Protection - 5/5

  • Water Protection - 4/5

  • Insulation - 5/5

  • Breathability - 4/5

  • Lightweight - 4/5


Castelli Size Guide

Where Castelli once had a reputation for making gear that suited only very small Italian folk, the Castelli women's size scale is now very similar to 'normal' UK sizing.

That said, it is primarily designed with a snug fit in mind, so if you prefer more room or are between sizes, go up rather than down. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us.

 

Tops* & Bottoms

    VeloVixen Size     Chest     Waist     Hips     Inseam  
    X-Small 79cm  / 31" 63cm / 25"
    87cm / 34"
    75cm / 29.5"
    Small 84cm / 33"
    68cm / 27"
    92cm / 36"
    76cm / 30"
    Medium 89cm / 35"
    73cm / 29"
    97cm / 38"
    77cm / 30"
    Large 94cm /37"
    78cm / 31"
    102cm / 40"
    78cm / 30.5"
    X-Large 99cm / 39"
    83cm / 33"
    107cm / 42"
    79cm / 31"

     

    * This includes jerseys, jackets, gilets and base layers.

    Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights!

     

     

    Socks

      VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
      Small S/M
      35-38
      Large L/XL
      39-41
      XX-Large 2XL
      44-48

       

       

      Shoe Covers

         Diluvio, Belgian Booties

        VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
        Small S/M
        36-40
        Large L/XL
        40-44
        XX-Large 2XL
        44-48

         

        All other shoe covers

        VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
        Small S
        35-37
        Medium M
        37-39
        Large L
        40-43
        X-Large XL
        44-46
        XX-Large 2XL
        46-48

         

         

        Headwear

        All headwear (Head Thingys, headbands,Skullys, etc) are one size fits all.

         

         

        Other Accessories

        VeloVixen Size 

        Bras (cm) (1)

        Gloves (cm) (2)

        Arm/Leg Warmers (3)

        X-Small 81-85 / 65-69 <16.6
        Small 86-90 / 70-74 16.6-18.4 XS-S / 45-60kg
        Medium 91-95 / 75-79 18.4-20.2 S-M / 60-70kg
        Large 96-100 / 80-84 20.2-22.0 L-XL / 70-80kg
        X-Large 101-105 / 85-89 >22.0 2XL / >80kg

         

        1. Bust / underbust measurement

        2. For gloves, measure around your knuckles with a measuring tape

        3. Compare with your jersey size and your weight

        Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?


        A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.


        Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.


        Today, Castelli's scorpion emblem is arguably the single most recognised in cycling. Iconic is an overused word these days, but the Castelli brand surely qualifies.


        We first discovered Castelli on our year long ride through the Americas in 2010, when our founder Liz (pictured) wore Castelli shorts and loved them, so stocking them seemed an obvious choice. But we're almost as captivated by the story behind the name as the kit itself! For the full Castelli story (it's quite a story!), click here.

        Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days.

        Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm.

        Please note that delivery may take longer if we need to order this product in.

        Check out our Returns page here.

        Description

        When Castelli started work on the Alpha RoS W Jacket, the aim was to create a winter jacket that is effective as possible for cold days: a cycling jacket combining unsurpassed comfort and breathability; a cycling jacket that can adapt to changing temperatures and conditions.


        More than that, they wanted to make a cycling jacket that would get you back home as warm and dry as exceptionally breathable material will allow. Whilst this prevents it from describing itself as fully 'waterproof', in practice - short of prolonged monsoon conditions - it's as near waterproof as you'll find. The Alpha RoS jacket is designed for serious winter riding in all conditions - as close to a one-stop shop solution as modern fabrics and technologies allow.


        So how have Castelli managed it? Through new fabrics with extreme breathability and improved water repellency - plus clever design details to keep the water out yet provide ample breathability and ventilation.


        The Rain or Shine (RoS - see?!) system utilises Gore-Tex Infinium 150 fabric to achieve all this. It also incorporates Castelli's Alpha construction - separating the wind/water protection layer from the insulating layer. This means better control of your ventilation and better moisture evaporation.


        The result is a unique jacket that allows you to ride from freezing, dry conditions right through to wet and much milder conditions.


        The stretch fabrics with advanced fitting make for an excellent close cut that still allows for a reassuringly wide range of body types. The raw-edge waist lies flat and moves with you - this combined with the Castelli silicone text gripper at waist keeps the jacket from riding up.


        A triple rear pocket with reflective laser-cut drain holes plus an extra pocket with waterproof zip adds extra practicality and storage space.

        Tech Spec


        • Rain or Shine RoS engineering provides insulation and breathability for cold and dry rides, with effective waterproofing for wet rides

        • Gore Windstopper 150 fabric provides wind protection with high breathability and effective rain protection

        • Seam sealing on shoulders, reduced seaming and double stitching keep you mostly dry

        • Alpha construction separates wind/water protection layer from insulating layer

        • Partially covered waterproof YKK Vision zip slide easily and lies flat

        • Raw edge waist lies flat and moves with you

        • Raw edge wrist cuffs lie flat for a perfect interface with gloves

        • Stretch fabrics with advanced patterning make for an excellent cloes-to-body fit that still accommodates a wide range of body types

        • Back ventilation

        • Castelli silicone text gripper at wasit keeps jacket from riding up

        • 3 rear pockets with reflective laser-cut drain holes

        • Extra pocket with waterproof zip

        • Weight 399g (Small) 

        • Castelli comfort range: 0-12c


        Castelli's own ratings: 



        • Wind Protection - 5/5

        • Water Protection - 4/5

        • Insulation - 5/5

        • Breathability - 4/5

        • Lightweight - 4/5


        Size Guide

        Castelli Size Guide

        Where Castelli once had a reputation for making gear that suited only very small Italian folk, the Castelli women's size scale is now very similar to 'normal' UK sizing.

        That said, it is primarily designed with a snug fit in mind, so if you prefer more room or are between sizes, go up rather than down. If you are still unsure, feel free to contact us.

         

        Tops* & Bottoms

          VeloVixen Size     Chest     Waist     Hips     Inseam  
          X-Small 79cm  / 31" 63cm / 25"
          87cm / 34"
          75cm / 29.5"
          Small 84cm / 33"
          68cm / 27"
          92cm / 36"
          76cm / 30"
          Medium 89cm / 35"
          73cm / 29"
          97cm / 38"
          77cm / 30"
          Large 94cm /37"
          78cm / 31"
          102cm / 40"
          78cm / 30.5"
          X-Large 99cm / 39"
          83cm / 33"
          107cm / 42"
          79cm / 31"

           

          * This includes jerseys, jackets, gilets and base layers.

          Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights!

           

           

          Socks

            VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
            Small S/M
            35-38
            Large L/XL
            39-41
            XX-Large 2XL
            44-48

             

             

            Shoe Covers

               Diluvio, Belgian Booties

              VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
              Small S/M
              36-40
              Large L/XL
              40-44
              XX-Large 2XL
              44-48

               

              All other shoe covers

              VeloVixen Size     Castelli Size     Euro Shoe Size  
              Small S
              35-37
              Medium M
              37-39
              Large L
              40-43
              X-Large XL
              44-46
              XX-Large 2XL
              46-48

               

               

              Headwear

              All headwear (Head Thingys, headbands,Skullys, etc) are one size fits all.

               

               

              Other Accessories

              VeloVixen Size 

              Bras (cm) (1)

              Gloves (cm) (2)

              Arm/Leg Warmers (3)

              X-Small 81-85 / 65-69 <16.6
              Small 86-90 / 70-74 16.6-18.4 XS-S / 45-60kg
              Medium 91-95 / 75-79 18.4-20.2 S-M / 60-70kg
              Large 96-100 / 80-84 20.2-22.0 L-XL / 70-80kg
              X-Large 101-105 / 85-89 >22.0 2XL / >80kg

               

              1. Bust / underbust measurement

              2. For gloves, measure around your knuckles with a measuring tape

              3. Compare with your jersey size and your weight

              Who's Behind It

              Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?


              A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.


              Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.


              Today, Castelli's scorpion emblem is arguably the single most recognised in cycling. Iconic is an overused word these days, but the Castelli brand surely qualifies.


              We first discovered Castelli on our year long ride through the Americas in 2010, when our founder Liz (pictured) wore Castelli shorts and loved them, so stocking them seemed an obvious choice. But we're almost as captivated by the story behind the name as the kit itself! For the full Castelli story (it's quite a story!), click here.

              Delivery & Returns

              Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days.

              Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm.

              Please note that delivery may take longer if we need to order this product in.

              Check out our Returns page here.

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