Nice Addition to a Winter Kit
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
Overall a good addition to winter riding. I've used this in upper 30s, lower 40s degree F dry weather with good results. Base layering is key, as well as using a long sleeve jersey underneath. It breaths well, yet maintains your core temperature. The usual Castelli smaller-than-normal sizing: I'm 5'8", 176 lbs with a 40" chest and the XL fits me well (snug everywhere, but not too tight). Back pockets are right-sized, the lower-left zipper pocket is a secure spot for car keys. The bright red is perfect for visibility, the sleeves long enough to cover past my wrists, and the rubberized bottom hem ensures it doesn't creep up. It's pricey, but the construction is impeccable and I would expect it to wear well over the years.