Castelli Gabba Ros W - Dark Steel Blue

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An iconic piece of cycling kit that's often been 'copied' but never matched - now in its best evolution yet

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  • Standard UK delivery usually 2-3 days
  • Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm

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  • Standard delivery 1 - 2 Working Days
  • Next day delivery when ordered before 1pm

Castelli's ground-breaking Gabba jersey was born nearly a decade ago. In 2010 they launched their first Gabba for the elite peloton - and overnight it changed how they raced and trained in the rain and cold. So revolutionary was it that there were stories aplenty of pros not sponsored by Castelli using it and taping over the scorpion logo.


Whilst not fully waterproof as such, the original Gabba was so adept at keeping the upper body warm and comfortable - much like a wetsuit might - that thousands of amateur cyclists were soon wearing as their default top the moment the clouds rolled in.


Fast forward to today and the RoS incarnation of the Gabba. It's the biggest rethink to the Gabba since day 1. This version is now as good as waterproof, using Castelli's exclusive Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper fabric. The front is now warmer, with a light brushing, and the back panels are lighter and more water repellent than previous versions.


The shoulders are now seam sealed and the zip is covered. Even little cycling details like introducing two pockets that are easy to get to with gloves on, and an internal sleeve to keep other possessions from moving about.


In short, this is one of the true classics - made even better.


  • 4th generation Gabba

  • More water-resistant than ever

  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 205 Warm brushed water-resistant fabric on front-facing panels

  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 203 Stretch fabric on backward-facing surfaces for additional stretch and breathability

  • Taped shoulder seams for extra protection against rain and cold

  • YKK Vislon zip for easy adjustment, covered for extra protection against the elements

  • Double back pockets with pump sleeve - easily to get to with gloved hands

  • Dropped tail with large black reflective panel

  • Recommended temperatures: 9°-16°C

  • Weight: 204g

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.

        Description

        Castelli's ground-breaking Gabba jersey was born nearly a decade ago. In 2010 they launched their first Gabba for the elite peloton - and overnight it changed how they raced and trained in the rain and cold. So revolutionary was it that there were stories aplenty of pros not sponsored by Castelli using it and taping over the scorpion logo.


        Whilst not fully waterproof as such, the original Gabba was so adept at keeping the upper body warm and comfortable - much like a wetsuit might - that thousands of amateur cyclists were soon wearing as their default top the moment the clouds rolled in.


        Fast forward to today and the RoS incarnation of the Gabba. It's the biggest rethink to the Gabba since day 1. This version is now as good as waterproof, using Castelli's exclusive Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper fabric. The front is now warmer, with a light brushing, and the back panels are lighter and more water repellent than previous versions.


        The shoulders are now seam sealed and the zip is covered. Even little cycling details like introducing two pockets that are easy to get to with gloves on, and an internal sleeve to keep other possessions from moving about.


        In short, this is one of the true classics - made even better.

        Tech Spec


        • 4th generation Gabba

        • More water-resistant than ever

        • GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 205 Warm brushed water-resistant fabric on front-facing panels

        • GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 203 Stretch fabric on backward-facing surfaces for additional stretch and breathability

        • Taped shoulder seams for extra protection against rain and cold

        • YKK Vislon zip for easy adjustment, covered for extra protection against the elements

        • Double back pockets with pump sleeve - easily to get to with gloved hands

        • Dropped tail with large black reflective panel

        • Recommended temperatures: 9°-16°C

        • Weight: 204g

        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.

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