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Castelli - Espresso V Jacket - Men's

Castelli Espresso V Jacket - Men's

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$119.98 $299.95
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Tech Specs

knit stretch windproof fabric with microporous membrane
partially exposed membrane on sides and back
3 rear, 1 zipper chest
rear band
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Espresso V Jacket

Much like the pleasure that comes from drinking the beverage of its namesake, the Espresso V Jacket from Castelli will envelop you in cozy warmth and comfort as you embark on those dedicated base training miles during the cold winter months. Sure, we could hop on the rollers and knock out an hour in the pain cave, but getting out and enjoying nature and some fresh air is good for the soul and these rides build that mental fortitude needed when scrapping for the victory at those early season races.

The Espresso V has a slightly more relaxed cut that fits easily over thermal long-sleeve jerseys and base layers without neglecting a refined fit while in the saddle. Castelli designed the jacket to excel at temperatures between 32 and 50-degrees Fahrenheit and during mixed precipitation by constructing it from an engineered knit fabric with a microporous membrane for breathability and extra ventilation through its exposed membrane on the sides and back, all while keeping the wind out.

Castelli's dedication to constant evolution and refinements are evident on the Espresso V with a bevy of features that will enhance your comfort on the bike during a time when any bit of extra motivation helps. Articulated sleeves and a contoured collar yield a better fit and seal the elements out while the CrossWrap wrist closures keep the arm cuffs lying flat under or over gloves for more warmth and offer an easier on and off. Three rear pockets have plenty of room for extra apparel and snacks and allow for easy access without having to lift up the jacket to reach the jersey's pockets. A zippered chest pocket provides additional storage space for valuables like keys, ID, and cash. Finally, Castelli gives the Espresso V a longer, Gabba-like, tail for extra protection against road spray and a reflective band below the jacket's pockets to help enhance your visibility to motorists during winter's limited daylight.

  • A winter cycling jacket in typical Castelli style and dedication
  • The fit is slightly more relaxed than its race kit for more room
  • Its softshell construction blocks wind and repels precipitation
  • The exposed membrane on sides and back prevent overheating
  • 3 rear and 1 zipper chest pocket haul snacks and extra layers
  • Recommended for temperatures around the freezing mark
  • New longer tail keeps road spray from dampening your ride
  • Larger, rear reflective band helps improve visibility to motorists in low light

Well made, great features!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've worn this jacket twice in the high 40s to low 50s and it was great with a base layer underneath. I really love the long arms and the comfortable collar. The back does a great job of wicking away moisture and the collar is well designed to keep out drafts but not strangle the wearer. Today I went out in a light drizzle and the water beaded up on the jacket and kept me warm and dry inside. A medium fits tight but comfortable on 5'11

Well made, great features!

Florida User

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

As a Florida rider, our definition of 'cold' is a bit different than other parts of the US. For some of us, cold is below 50 :-)

After reading all the reviews and wearing the jacket a few times, I agree with many of the comments. First off, the sizing does run a bit small. I normally wear a S in Castelli jerseys, but I bought this jacket in M. It's a snug fit, but I like that. On rides around 40 degrees I wear a simple base layer only under the jacket and usually end up getting warm and having to unzip a little bit for cooling. I do wish it has some additional venting options, but it's not a deal breaker. The next major step is running it through the wash for the first time.

Great Winter Jacket

  • Fit: Runs small

Just got one as a Xmas gift. Great jacket, if you like very tight fit. I have worn it twice in the 40s - very warm and wicks moisture great. Requires base layer only underneath .

Great winter jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I have the previous Espresso 4 model. This is a great winter jacket. I wear only a light, long sleeve base layer underneath, and stay very warm when in the low 30’s. Could easily wear into the mid-upper 20’s, but that’s where my feet have issues...The side vents help when it gets warm (40’s). Very well made, like all Castelli product, IMO. Fit is perfect for me - form fitting, but not tight. Not sure I could wear over a heavy jersey, but I don’t need to - it’s that warm.

There are no side vents on the V...only 4 and earlier models.

Saved Me

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

So, I bought this because I was preparing to participate in a Haute Route event and one of the "required" pieces of gear was a thermal jacket. Living in Hawaii doesn't really call for much cold weather gear and all I had was a very light weight rain jacket. I reluctantly purchased this just to meet the requirements, figuring I'd never use it. Lo and behold, we get to San Francisco and suddenly it is 50 degrees. I'm layering up as best I can and still freezing. I didn't use this jacket during the race, it was way too warm for that but I did end up using it before, when warming up and after the races. It was very toasty. I ordered an XXL and it was definitely form fitting but not restrictive in any way. My chest measures 42". My only complaint is that it left yellow fibers all over my kit. Everything was coated in tiny yellow fibers.

Runs way too small

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: LX

I am 5'10 and 175 pounds. I usually fit well with a large. I got the XL and it's still too small. :-( Otherwise, the quality looks amazing.

Phenomenal Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I’ve used it in temperatures as low as the mid-20’s and it’s keeps me very warm and helps me forget about the existence of wind. It is so warm in fact that I don’t wear but only a light base layer because I sweat too much if I wear more. I would absolutely recommend this jacket to anyone who lives in frigid winter areas. I am 6’ 178 lbs and have not yet had an issue with Castelli sizing, I wear a large in all my gear. I love this Jacket.

What’s your chest measurement? I’m a 42” and curious what size to get

What’s your chest size? I’m a 42”, will I need to go with an XL? I like a close fit and nothing baggy!

Not bad at all.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Med

This is an excellent jacket. I wore it on Thanksgiving in 28 degree weather with serious winds. Beneath it, I wore a thermal jersey and a heavy baselayer. The fit is more relaxed so you are able to layer appropriately. It will keep you warm and breathes pretty well. I'm thinking that this jacket will be too warm in temps over 45 degrees. As with most Castelli products, size up.

Too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

Runs 2 sizes small. I ordered an XL & it was so small I couldn’t zip it.


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How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.