The Castelli Climber's Jersey - not just for climbers. OK, so this one is created with big climbs on hot days in the Dolomites in mind - in reality, though, most of us will need it on a warm day when it feels great to be out there on the road, and when you need a seriously well ventilated, versatile jersey.
Not to mention how amazing those graphics look.
It's primary use is in hot weather, then. And yet it's surpisingly good in cool weather or even rain - wear it under a gilet or a weatherproof jacket. It's great advantage is that it's all but eradicated moisture absorption.
After all, the Climber's Jersey uses the same fabrics recently used by Team Sky for hot days and Alpine climbs.
The double layered front panel (it has an inner lining) keeps you well ventilated without going see-through, and adds an extra design detail to one of Castelli's most technical jerseys - designed with real cyclists in mind.
Castelli Size Guide - tops and bottoms
Note: where Castelli once had a reputation for making gear that suited only very small Italian people, the Castelli women's size scale is now very similar to 'normal' UK sizing.
|Chest A||Waist B||Hips C||Inseam D|
|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"|
Note: the inside leg measurement is naturally less relevant for shorts than for tights!
- StradaPro 3D fabric on back panel supports pockets
- UPF16 sun protection on back
- 75g/m2 Flusso 3D fabric on front panel and shoulders keeps the jersey superlight and non-absorbent
- Internal bustier avoids transparency... issues!
- 3/4 length zip
- Triple rear pocket
- AirMesh arm bands
- Weight 95g (Small)
- Perfect for 20 - 40c
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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