Castelli Aria Vest - Silver Gray

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Why to buy: Near weightless protection. Fabrics so impossibly light that you'll be surprised how warm you stay with this over your jersey.

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Castelli's Aria Shell reinvents the wind vest! No more flapping fabric and no chance of overheating, this vest is incredibly light, close-fitting yet unrestrictive, windproof, and resistant to light rain.

It will keep the wind off the front of your body whilst breathability is retained thanks to mesh side panels, and it fits like a second-skin with stretch in the sides and the backs of the sleeves.

No flapping fabric, no cold air circulating inside the jacket, no more looking like a throwback to the Armstrong era. The magic comes from the cut and stretch fabric on the back, without feeling tight or looking ridiculous.

This vest is light and warm enough to wear for the entire ride in mild conditions, but if you do want to take it off it folds into a side panel pocket and stuffs away in minimal space in your pocket or seat bag.

  • Ultralight windproof woven microfiber front 
  • Striped mesh fabric at sides and sleeve back is stretchy to avoid fabric flapping in the wind 
  • Folds up extremely small 
  • Rear pocket 
  • YKK® Vislon® zipper 
  • Reflective piping 
  • 12°-20°C 
  • Weight: 60g (small)

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 is usually 2-3 working days. We use Royal Mail's Tracked 48 service - you will receive a tracking code with your order.

        Next Day Delivery (guaranteed by 12pm with Royal Mail) is available on some products when ordered before 1pm. This option will be shown next to the specific product when available.

        If your particular size is not shown, feel free to contact us by email at contact@velovixen.com. Please note some deliveries may take longer if we need to order a product in.

        For details on how to return products, click here.

        Description

        Castelli's Aria Shell reinvents the wind vest! No more flapping fabric and no chance of overheating, this vest is incredibly light, close-fitting yet unrestrictive, windproof, and resistant to light rain.

        It will keep the wind off the front of your body whilst breathability is retained thanks to mesh side panels, and it fits like a second-skin with stretch in the sides and the backs of the sleeves.

        No flapping fabric, no cold air circulating inside the jacket, no more looking like a throwback to the Armstrong era. The magic comes from the cut and stretch fabric on the back, without feeling tight or looking ridiculous.

        This vest is light and warm enough to wear for the entire ride in mild conditions, but if you do want to take it off it folds into a side panel pocket and stuffs away in minimal space in your pocket or seat bag.

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        Tech Spec

        • Ultralight windproof woven microfiber front 
        • Striped mesh fabric at sides and sleeve back is stretchy to avoid fabric flapping in the wind 
        • Folds up extremely small 
        • Rear pocket 
        • YKK® Vislon® zipper 
        • Reflective piping 
        • 12°-20°C 
        • Weight: 60g (small)

        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 is usually 2-3 working days. We use Royal Mail's Tracked 48 service - you will receive a tracking code with your order.

              Next Day Delivery (guaranteed by 12pm with Royal Mail) is available on some products when ordered before 1pm. This option will be shown next to the specific product when available.

              If your particular size is not shown, feel free to contact us by email at contact@velovixen.com. Please note some deliveries may take longer if we need to order a product in.

              For details on how to return products, click here.

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