Every bit of protection counts.
A long day racing is made even longer when the result is burned skin. Castelli's Free Tri Capsleeve Top is as race-worthy as the Free Tri Singlet, with a little extra protection for exposed shoulders.
Castelli constructed the Free Tri Capsleeve from Speed fabric with a hydrophobic treatment. This means it glides through the water with hydrodynamic properties akin to the newest swim skins. Once you exit the swim, however, it dries quickly, improving comfort post T1. Additionally, Velocity mesh at the back improves aerodynamics and provides cooling airflow.
The Tri Top features a full-length zipper with an oversized tab in order to both ease entry and exit and to allow on-the-fly heat dumps. Castelli also incorporated two rear pockets that are large enough to carry your race-day nutrition, while remaining almost invisible to the air and water. Castelli's Giro3 gripper at the back hem holds the top from riding up, and if you choose to wear the matching Castelli tri shorts, two micro hook clips will secure the top to the shorts.
The Castelli Free Tri Capsleeve Top - Women's is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors White/black/pink and Aqua.
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Small
Fits slim. European sizing (not American). Order one size up, at least. Castelli's cycling gear is spot on, but this tri singlet is awkward and short. Left my lower back exposed on the bike (no longer flap in the back). The cap sleeves look cool and different, but would likely chafe after a swim. I don't recommend this product.