Castelli Squadra Long Jacket

Deployable protection from nasty weather.

Whether you're battling intermittent spring showers or preparing for afternoon thunderstorms, the Castelli Men's Squadra Long Jacket repels nature's barrage of nasty weather from soaking your core. Its highly stashable design means tucking it in your back jersey pocket is a cinch, while the nylon construction sheds oncoming showers and road spray from dampening your daily ride. Moreover, you'll appreciate the louvered side vents when you're working up a sweat.

  • Nylon shell
  • Louvered side vents
  • Drop-tail rear hem
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Castelli Wind Breaker

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Extra large

Awesome windbreaker. Use it every morning ride.

Be Seen

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

I've used this jacket quite a few times now, and the best thing about it is how bright and visible it is. On the mornings when it starts to warm up to quickly, the jacket is compressible enough to put in a jersey pocket without feeling to much added bulk.

Bright! Dry! and Windproof!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

A great addition for those mornings or evenings when the temperature and weather is unpredictable. Lightweight and folds easily to store in a jersey pocket. The neon color provides greater visibility for safer riding when the weather is questionable.

Bright! Dry! and Windproof!

Awesome

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    Hmmm

      Responding to the reviews below...

      Castelli offers, I think, inarguably the largest and greatest line-up of performance cycling clothing in the world. I think the problem here is that this is a -very- difficult category to pull off. There really is no such thing as a $100 (no less $50) jacket that is wind-proof and rain-proof and that breathes well. It doesn't exist in any company's line up.

      This is why Castelli makes their line of lightweight, packable, fully taped, dedicated rain capes such as the "Idro" and "Tempesta" and the new "Dolomiti X" , all made with very expensive water-proof yet breathable textiles. But no, none of these rain capes costs < $250.

      If you are looking for a good $100 light, packable windbreaker, I highly recommend Castelli's "Velo" at $90 (it is vented much better along the sides). Or, perhaps, try Castelli's "Superleggera" light rain jacket ($100), depending upon your needs.

      I would not generally ride long periods in the Squadra nylon windbreaker because "sweat in a bag" will occur.

      An inexpensive windbreaker, like this one, is best for: (a) value, (b) cool start mornings, and (c) as insurance for rides under sketchy skies.

      Fit: The Squadra is definitely cut fuller than most of Castelli's other jackets.

      Sizing: True to size. Or size up +1 if you want this to fit over a thicker Winter cycling jacket.

      At this price, however, the Squadra is super good looking and a good value.

      Poor design and white is actually clear

      • Size Bought: Medium

      Didn't expect much from the jacket due to the price, but it still came in below those expectation. Castelli should quit making this jacket given the quality of their other products. Also, the white is more "clear" than white.

      It's meant to be clear to show race numbers.

      Not as nice as Sottile - disappointing

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      I was excited to get what I thought was this year's version of the Sottile rain jacket. It isn't even close. The material is less comfortable and less breathable. The fit is horrible compared to the Sottile. The body is cut fat and the arms are cut short (not exactly a cycling fit).



      I'm disappointed to say that everything is wrong with this jacket, and it's a shame because I love the Sottile.

      This thing is junk

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

      I bought this in size M. It was tiny (medium is usually a bit big on me) and I was sweating after zipping it up. It is very plastic and not well made. Honestly, it feels like the kind of thing you would get for free, like from a bank or a store. I can not even imagine wearing this thing on a bike ride.

      not what i expected

        maybe it's me...i was expecting a jacket with pockets in the back...not the case. i was expecting that i wouldn't sweat like a pig and that the sleeves of this jacket wouldn't stick to my bare arms when i did wear it on a cool morning ride and later during a brief shower. the vents were useless. no, i made a bad decision. the only saving grace is that it really looks good.

        I totally agree, it was my first castelli jacket almost turned me off of castelli. You get what you paid for.

        It mentions louvered side vents, do these...

        It mentions louvered side vents, do these work well?

        Strikes me as a gimmick. I own the Leggero Jacket and see no reason why regular seam vents aren't good enough. I guess the theory is that these 'louvered' vents might keep water out better, but I've never had water in the Leggero's vents.

        Good Value

          Got the white color, which is partially transparent. So beware if that is an issue for you. Looks nice and the extra long tail will keep you dry from wheel spray. It's a real athletic cut and not at all blousy . I'm 6'0" and 188lbs and the XL is just right over a thin base layer and long sleeve jersey. If I had much more on underneath I'd need a bigger size than that. So, as with all Castelli gear - size up. This appears to be well made and a good value for $50.