Very Good Jersey
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XXL
I am a big fan of this jersey, and own it in several colors. Some I purchased for myself, others were gifts that I requested to round out a few different color kits in total. The fit is snug, but not a race fit. I can feel a little bit of fabric catching wind when I am going in excess of 25 mph, and it is more pronounced when going 35 mph+ downhill. That said, it is quite minimal, and this is definitely not a baggy jersey by any means. The sleeve cuffs are particularly impressive to me, and stay in place better than most other jerseys that I own. The material is very thin, and I hope it does not wear out over time, but I’ve worn each jersey for a few hundred miles worth of rides and so far, so good. The zipper guard at the top does look a little funny in that the tab comes above the zipper without being a proper ‘zipper garage’ but it does a good job of avoiding any chafing along your neck. Pockets are deep enough to hold contents without fear of them popping out, and the silicone gripper does an adequate job of keeping the jersey in place. My only real criticisms are that the jersey does have a bit more vertical stretch than I would optimally like, and depending on the color it will really show your sweat...like very blatantly. Other than those two minor items, it is hard to go wrong for the price, and these are definitely the favorite jersey I have in the rotation at the moment. Great value for the price in my opinion. Keep in mind that these are typical for Castelli sizing, meaning small...but if you follow the size chart you’ll be just fine.