Minimalist wind protection.

The Castelli Men's Superleggera Vest effortlessly travels in your rear jersey pocket, deploying when chilly breezes and passing showers threaten to leave you cold and wet. It fits closely to eliminate annoying flapping at higher speeds, yet it still allows room to layer properly in cooler seasons. Reflective hits along the front and back keep you visible to oncoming traffic in low-light situations.

Pertex Quantum is smartly placed along the body, blocking whipping winds from stealing precious body heat, as well as repelling light showers from dampening your upper body. Breathable mesh panels keep you cool on extended climbs and high-cadence efforts alike. Along the rear panels, the Stretch Torrent insert offers waterproof protection from oncoming weather without sacrificing its body-hugging stretch.

  • Ultra-light vest blocks the chill on windy rides
  • Sits closely, yet allows room for layering underneath
  • Pertex Quantum body is windproof and water-resistant
  • Breathable mesh sides prevent overheating on climbs
  • Stretch Torrent rear for waterproof protection
  • Reflective hits boost visibility to traffic
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Skin tight

    5’10 160 lb male, even XL is tighter than I want, this is a form fitting vest!

    Tight fit!

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

    Ordered a medium had to return it for a large which still fits very snug! Good quality, keeps the wind off as advertised. Very light and easy to wear. Beware that there are no outside pockets on the rear. I have to unzip to access my phone, snacks etc. in my jersey pockets.


    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XXL

    Light, airy, and spring ready

    sizing off

      sizing very off

      I thought I had ordered a kids' size vest. haha Sizing is way off.

      Great vest

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

      Quality of this vest looks good. Used it several times now in the beginning of a ride, over a summer or winter jersey. You can stick it in a back pocket when you warm up.
      It fits pretty snug but at least it's not flapping. To me sizing looks about the same as other Large size tops I have. I do buy mostly European brands and like my gear to fit snug. If you're not a slender type or don't like a snug fit, you'll need to size up.

      Great vest but disagree on sizing

        This was what I was looking for for cool morning starts and long decents. Very minimalist. I almost always fit a medium in Assos or Castelli jerseys so I was surprised when the medium was tight across my chest. Exchanged for a large which fit's nicely. I'm 5'10" 155lbs, 10 percent body fat.

        Thanks so much for this review, Geoff.

        Sweet vest

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

        I use this vest for MTB riding in early fall, good for laying with a long sleeve shirt. On the fit, I am 40.5" chest,(XL) so it fits like your painted on road bike entire. Ultralight, very packable for when you start warming up.

        Essential piece of kit

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Size Bought: XL

        After cycling for almost 10 years, I have found myself trying to whittle down my gear to the bare essentials. This vest makes the cut, and in fact I recommend people purchase this vest early on in their cycling career, as I find it extremely useful. It is amazing to me how light but functional it is. Perfect for when you just jump on the bike on a cold morning, or equally at home after a long climb with a big descent. This vest is a must have! Packs away to nothing so you don't even feel it in your back pocket. The quality is amazing, and so far after much use of packing and unpacking not signs of wear. Another reviewer mentioned the lack of pockets, but this vest isn’t designed for all day riding, more of a situational, and the lack of pockets really make it as light as possible.

        Like it.

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

        Fit and quality great. I thought it had back pockets. It still fits comfortable over my jersey when I stuff those pockets.