This jacket brings together the amazing Windstopper® 150 soft shell outer layer that Castelli use in the Alpha Jacket and the soft and warm Polartec® Thermal Pro high-loft fleece liner. These two fabrics give a feeling of luxury while offering the best performance available. You'll want to wear this jacket all the time, so Castelli have given it styling that's less race but looks great on the road, on your mountain bike or even coming home from spin class.
- Gore Windstopper 150 outer fabric for full wind protection with high breathability.
- Polartec Thermal Pro high-loft fleece lining makes this jacket exceptionally warm and comfortable.
- 3 pear pockets plus zippered key pocket.
- Reflective viz strips for low-light visibility.
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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