Gilets

Castelli Perfetto Ros W Vest - Marine Blue

£124.00

The pinnacle of cycling gilets - wind and water repellent, superlight, and oozing understated Italian style

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Castelli's Perfetto Vest has been a favorite with everyone from the VeloVixen team to Castelli staff in Italy - and appreciative performance cyclists everywhere. After all, it's one of the most versatile, stylish and practical cycling garments we've encountered.

And Castelli have only gone and improved it! In the latest evolution, they've used new Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper fabric - making it both lighter and more water repellent than the previous version, whilst retaining its incredibly comfortable stretch and breathability. The water repellency in the back has been improved too, still maintaining the breathability, and they've tweaked details like the back pockets, the elegant and practical dropped tail, and reflective details.

We love a good gilet, and the Perfetto RoS ('rain or shine') Vest is arguably the best one out there. Just ask our own team!

Size Guide

Castelli Size Guide

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.

TOPS & BOTTOMS:

VeloVixen Size  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! See image below for key A-D.

SOCKS:

VeloVixen Size Castelli Size Euro Shoe Size
Small S/M 35-38
Large L/XL 39-41
XX-Large 2XL 44-47

 

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

 

OTHER ACCESSORIES:

 VeloVixen Size Bras (cm) (bust | underbust) Gloves (cm) (1) Warmers (jersey size / weight)
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 L-XL / 70-80kg
X-Large 101-105 | 85-89 >22 2XL / >80kg

1. Measure around your knuckles with a measuring tape 

 

Tech Spec

  • Race or training gilet with windproof front and breathable rain-repelling back
  • GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 203 Stretch lightweight fabric on front
  • Nano Flex Light Woven on back for breathable stretch with good water protection
  • YKK Vislon zip for easy adjustment to your airflow as you ride
  • 2 rear pockets with pump sleeve
  • Gabba-style dropped tail with reflective panel
  • Recommended temperatures: 14°-20°C - or lower with more layering
  • Weight:159 g

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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