5 days ago
Castelli Go Jacket
If you're looking for just one jacket to do it all, start here. Castelli used their lightest GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER three-layer stretch fabric, which makes it great for milder conditions, and the stretch gives it a great fit. It's the same outer fabric that is used on Castelli's Alpha RoS 2 Jacket, called the benchmark in how the best winter jackets should perform by Cyclingnews.com, but the Go Jacket forgoes the Alpha's integrated liner so you can decide how much insulation you need.
Store: Peeformance Bicycle
Add a Flanders Warm base layer and thermal jersey to extend the comfort range to subfreezing temperatures. But the fabric is only the start. Castelli tailored the fit to be close to body but not too close. It gives a good drape to the jacket, rounded out by details like the no-sew finishing to the hem and the zippered colored chest pocket. The hidden internal cuffs are a nice comfort touch, and you'll appreciate how they eliminate drafts from the wrist. There are three pockets on the back, with a large reflective strip stretching across the entire bottom of the pockets for nighttime visibility. Where does this jacket fit in the Castelli line? It's similar in warmth to the Perfetto RoS Long Sleeve, but it has a more tailored and elegant look, with a slightly more relaxed fit, and it's not quite as protective in wet weather.
Full soft-shell construction with GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER 150 keeps cold wind out while offering exceptional breathability
Excellent stretch with neutral fit for extra comfort
Internal stretch wrist closure for perfect glove interface
Zippered chest pocket
YKK Vislon zipper with rubberized zipper pull
No-sew waist construction for clean, technical look
3 rear pockets
Large reflective strip across pockets for low-light visibility