Wore this Perfetto new, during 3 days training in rain. Lightweight and snug - doesn't flap. Unzipped vents were great for cooling during harder efforts. Not a warm jacket, but windproof. Can be tightly folded and forced into a jersey pocket. Front zip useable with gloved fingers. Rubber seams and a long tail keeps the worst of the wet soaking your backside. Roadgrime washed right out. Looks sharp in red.
This is the usual high quality, high-end Castelli brand clothing. it's a lovely jersey that performs as advertised. Just beware, Castelli runs VERY small. Consider sizing up 1 or even 2 sizes unless you're racer thin and small boned.
The Perfetto fills a unique space with its breathability, wind blocking, water resistance, and lack of bulk or weight. The jersey is fairly breathable but also wind blocking to make it a great solution on dry and cold or windy days. The suitable temperature range for the Perfetto is very wide when combined with different base layers and using the available abdominal and full length zipper. The jersey has some water resistance, but it is quickly overwhelmed in steady or heavy rain. However, it's repellent enough and its relative breathability make the Perfetto a better option than a hard shell in light rain or fog.
The fit of a jersey is slim. A size small fits me perfectly, I'm 5'9 and 135 lbs.
There may be less expensive options, but the flexibility and range of the Perfetto jersey make it well worth the price. This is actually my second one, which I'm only replacing after a couple years because of stains on my first.
This jersey keeps me warm and dry in the Portland, OR winter. My go-to jersey for training out here. Only complaint (and not really a complaint) is a bit warmer than advertised. Mostly that's a matter of layering appropriately under it (I wear a summer baselayer under it when it's in the low 40's and as long as I'm rolling I'm fine). Love the color - nice and bright (and safe!).
I use this Jersey for medium cold, 40-50 degrees, winter riding. Using just a base layer and this jersey was plenty warm for our Pacific Northwest winterspring climate. Could be too warm for temps much higher than 55 Fahrenheit.
This jersey really is a great piece of cycling gear, it's good down to 40f if used with a good base layer like the Flanders base layer if doing active training. Blocks wind great and is good for light rain. Wished it had more reflective material on it, I do a lot of Night Gravel Grinding
Very nice design for spring riding with spitting rain and cold wind. But the sizing is ridiculous. I have a 40 chest and 34 waist, and skinny arms. Normally wear a Medium to Large. But I could not get into an XL Perfetto, had to get an XXL. Your recommendation to go up one size is bad, make it two sizes at least. Highly recommend people buy different size Castelli's and return the one that does not fit.
I mostly use this jersey without a base-layer or anything underneath. (I had been advised that it is really intended to be worn over a jersey.) For freezing and just-below-freezing temperatures, I wear a very thin base layer underneath, and this has worked very well. For freezing-at-the-start, but temps expected to warm during the ride, I start with a thin windbreaker over the jersey, until I'm warmed-up. The Perfetto does not have a fleecy interior (instantly warm & fuzzy) like the other long sleeve winter jerseys I own. It feels almost cool against my skin when I first put it on. This worried me, initially, as I feared the Perfetto would not feel warm enough. The more I use it, however, the more I appreciate how it keeps me warm without letting me get TOO warm. It breathes very well, and for hard climbing efforts, I find I over-heat less, and stay drier inside, than with my fleecy jerseys. Once I am warmed-up, it is plenty warm enough for downhills, without the windbreaker. It blocks wind well. I also appreciate the aero fit-no material flapping in the wind. When I'm going to be workingclimbing hard-generating a lot of waste heat-on a coldcool ride, this has become my go-to jersey.
This was my first purchase of a winter jersey. Spend the money and buy this jersey. It is awesome when the weather gets cooler. Make sure that you get a size larger than what you normally wear.
Great Castelli quality. Material is thinner than prior year's Gabba jersey and appears a bit more flexible. Still has surprising warmth. Wind resistance without being hot during heavy rides. High quality water resistance and becomes close to feeling waterproof with a thin wool undershirt.
I love this jacket. Its comfortable, breathable and (nearly) waterproof. It will keep you dry for light rain and will work in real rain for short periods. Mostly, its still a castelli jacketmeaning its tight fitting and comfortable for hard rides. That said, I did go up a size. I typically wear M in Castelli, but went with L for this jacket. The M literally felt a size smaller than my typical castelli summer jersey. So, forget your ego and get the size the fits! Great jackethighly recommend it.
Love this jersey. Neon yellow makes me more visible on the road, especially in the morning or late afternoon rides with low light. Snug fit (order at least 1x your normal size with Castelli gear), medium weight, water resistant fabric. Note that in cooler weather you'll need some base layer(s) as it is a jersey, not a jacket.
This is a great product and a great value if on sale. Castelli is the leading cycling clothier in my view and this jersey demonstrates the design appeal of its products. On the first chilly, windy ride of the year today I was comfortable with this and a breathable undershirt but the others on the ride struggled with more layers coming on and off. It has great wind protection but I have not used it in the rain. But I purchased it for fall and winter riding in dry conditions and it is worth every sent, NB like all Castelli products order at least a size larger than for US sizing.