Super Toasty, but not Super Packable
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked up a Castelli Elemento vest partially out of curiosity, since cycling-specific 'puffy' vests are pretty rare. I was immediately impressed with the vest. I did size up 1 size from my usual Castelli Jersey size, 2 sizes from my regualar T-shirt size. The vest is trim-fitting but not constrictive through the torso. the front hits right at the waist, but the tail of the vest drops low to provide some extra coverage and warmth to the glutes. I'll be wearing this vest over a windstopper jacket on my coldest winter rides, and over a long sleeve jersey in the spring. If it is like other Castelli winter clothing in my collection I will use it for may seasons. Some minor complaints - I found the vest way too bulky to fit in a jersey pocket, despite Castelli's claims. the vest would greatly benefit from at least one pocket at the chest.