Castelli Squadra Stretch Jacket - Light Black/ Dark Grey

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A modern take on the classic wind shell jacket which we think will redefine what a wind chill jacket should look like from now on.

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Castelli's Squadra Stretch shell jacket is highly packable - you can shove it in the back of your jersey with ease - and works to keep that bitter wind chill off in cooler riding conditions.

With stretch panels at the side of the jacket, the Squadra Stretch has re-defined what a wind shell jacket should look like. Previously, shell jackets had to be cut on the more generous side to allow for their lack of stretch. However, this meant they were liable to flapping around as you rode which is not only annoying but actively inhibits your aerodynamics.

The Squadra Stretch jacket eliminates this problem, providing a close-to-body fit for aero gains. Simultaneously, this more aerodynamic style keeps your body heat close to your core and, therefore, keeps you warmer as you ride.

Need a new and improved wind shell jacket? We think you might just have found the perfect one...

  • Temperature range: 10°-18°C / 50°-64°F.
  • Coated ripstop nylon front and back and front of sleeves to keep wind off.
  • Tightly knit stretch panels on sides and sleeves allow for perfect fit.
  • High collar to keep drafts out.
  • Reflective details on chest and lower back for low-light visibility.
  • A size 'Small' weighs 99g.

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.

        We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days, often sooner. Within the UK 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 Squadra Stretch shell jacket is highly packable - you can shove it in the back of your jersey with ease - and works to keep that bitter wind chill off in cooler riding conditions.

        With stretch panels at the side of the jacket, the Squadra Stretch has re-defined what a wind shell jacket should look like. Previously, shell jackets had to be cut on the more generous side to allow for their lack of stretch. However, this meant they were liable to flapping around as you rode which is not only annoying but actively inhibits your aerodynamics.

        The Squadra Stretch jacket eliminates this problem, providing a close-to-body fit for aero gains. Simultaneously, this more aerodynamic style keeps your body heat close to your core and, therefore, keeps you warmer as you ride.

        Need a new and improved wind shell jacket? We think you might just have found the perfect one...

        Tech Spec

        • Temperature range: 10°-18°C / 50°-64°F.
        • Coated ripstop nylon front and back and front of sleeves to keep wind off.
        • Tightly knit stretch panels on sides and sleeves allow for perfect fit.
        • High collar to keep drafts out.
        • Reflective details on chest and lower back for low-light visibility.
        • A size 'Small' weighs 99g.

        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

              We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days, often sooner. Within the UK 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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