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Off on the right foot.
Outfit your young cyclist in a jersey that provides the same level of performance you'd expect from your kit with Castelli's Segno Boys' Jersey. This youth-specific jersey is made from the same Prosecco Strada fabric used on Castelli's adult jerseys, meaning it utilizes a hydrophilic treatment that allows moisture to quickly evaporate to keep the jersey dry and sweat-free. A 1/4-length front zip allows for quick ventilation, and three large pockets provide ample room for a few essential tools and quick snack or two.
- A youth-specific cycling jersey for warm weather
- Same performance fabric use on Castelli's adult jerseys
- 1/4-length front zip offers quick ventilation
- Three large back pockets for small tools and snacks
- Reflective details increase visibility in low light
- Q & A
"Great!" Little Jersey
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
If you asked my 8 year old how he likes this jersey, he'd say "Great!" I'll elaborate a bit.
He got his first curly-bar bike this past spring and wanted some roadie clothing to go with it. The shorts were easy to find, but the jersey was a lot harder. Most of what we saw elsewhere fit in the "team toddler" category of graphic design and he wanted something more grown up. Even though Comp Cy doesn't have "Kids" in the main menu, I did a search and was pleased to find a small selection. I liked the Segno because it was Castelli, grown up looking, and on sale. OK, I'm cheap. He wasn't thrilled at first, but when I mentioned that "Gulf Race" used the same colors as some of his favorite vintage race cars, he was all in.
Sizing was the big question since: adult Castelli-wear tends to run small: my boy tends to run big; and I had no idea if the sizes were U.S., European, or what. A quick chat with an Expert didn't answer the first and last concerns, but she did suggest to start with his age (per the size chart) and go up one size. For reference, my boy was 52 inches (132 cm) tall, weighed 82 lbs (37 kg), and was firmly in a U.S. Boys 10 shirt last spring. We ordered an L and an XL hoping one would fit. The L was a perfect club fit: slightly loose, but not baggy. If we weren't concerned about him growing out of it in a season, this was the right size. But, we returned the L and kept the XL in hopes he might get more than one season's use.
After seven months and dozens of rides, it has held up really well (including surviving a minor crash into ferns) and still looks almost new. The description is correct about the pockets. Unlike some kids jerseys, these pockets can hold a tube, some snacks, and/or found treasures with no problem. It even washes well. Sweat, sunscreen, chocolate gelato, mud, and even some fern stains have all washed out with a little pre-wash. And he hasn't outgrown it...yet. Yea! I've heard no complaints from him either. He loves it.
He's right. It is a "great" little jersey.