Castelli Superleggera Jacket Review

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A lightweight jacket that aims for general riders rather than out-and-out racers, the Castelli Superleggera is a good option. It delivers performance without the bulk and weight with the same modern materials and tech used in the pro jersey range.

The fit is slim but not tight, fitting close to the body in all the right places without being baggy or flapping around in the wind. It has long arms positioned for riding, mid-length/tail hems to keep water off the rear, and pockets big enough for food.

Waterproof

With a multi-day stretch of rainy forecasts threatening to derail your outdoor training plans, reach for the Castelli Women’s Superleggera Jacket and confidently head out that it will keep you dry through the storm. Unlike old-school rain shells, this jacket balances breathability and weather protection to fend off clammy overheating as you hammer out tempo intervals under the clouds.

Light and packable, the Superleggera Jacket keeps you warm and dry during sudden showers thanks to Pertex Quantum base fabric with low air permeability. The Stretch Torrent waterproof fabric insert on the back prevents water from seeping through.

This jacket can easily be stowed in a jersey pocket, making it the ideal extra barrier against wind and showers when the weather turns foul or on the cool spring or summer days. The high neck collar and YKK Vislon full-length zipper help to keep you dry and comfortable during your ride, while reflective trim on the front and rear improves visibility in low light conditions.

Breathable

The Castelli Superleggera Jacket is a wind-resistant, packable layer that will protect you from the elements, but it’s also lightweight and easy to store. Perfect for days when the weather is a little unpredictable, it can be stowed in a jersey pocket and comes out to protect you from light wind, rain or snow on your ride.

The base fabric is Pertex Quantum, a Japanese-made windproof fabric with low air permeability to keep you dry and warm in the worst conditions. It also includes Stretch Torrent waterproof inserts on the back, maintaining road spray at bay.

On a high mountain climb, it is essential that you have lightweight clothing that blocks the wind, keeps moisture away and is breathable to keep you comfortable. The Castelli Superleggera Jacket combines these qualities to create a piece of cycling gear that you can trust on long rides through the mountains.

Lightweight

The Castelli Superleggera Jacket is an incredibly light, packable jacket with excellent wind protection. It also has a stretchy fit, so it can be easily zipped up or packed away in a jersey pocket when the weather is warm and dry, making it an indispensable item of kit for any rider who doesn’t want to be caught out in changeable weather conditions.

The Superleggera is built with Pertex Quantum base fabric, which is incredibly windproof and keeps you dry in the rain. It also features Stretch Torrent waterproof inserts on the back, preventing water from seeping through.

The Superleggera Jacket is 91 grams (Medium) in weight, which is incredibly lightweight for this type of jacket. It has a stretchy fit, so it’s easy to get on and off when you need it, and it also has shaped, stretch wrist protection. There’s also reflective trim on the front and rear of the jacket to increase visibility in low-light conditions.

Comfortable

Castelli’s Superleggera Jacket is one of the lightest and most packable jackets on the market. This breathable and waterproof shell can be stowed away in a jersey pocket on cold days but is perfect to have with you in case of sudden showers during your ride.

The jacket is made of Pertex Quantum base fabric with low air permeability, keeping you dry from windchill. It also features a Stretch Torrent waterproof fabric insert to keep road spray at bay.

This ultralight jacket can be easily zipped up on cold morning rides and packed away in a jersey pocket during the ride. The jacket weighs only 91 grams which is an excellent choice for riders who want to cut weight where possible.

It is an excellent addition to any cyclist’s kit. It is also a great jacket to have in your backpack if you plan on riding long distances in weather that is not very favorable.