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Castelli Perfetto Long Sleeve Jersey

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Product Description

It's hard improving on perfection.

Last year's version of this jacket was called the Gabba Long Sleeve Jacket, but with Winter 2016 Castelli is going back to reserving the Gabba name for the original Gabba short sleeve jersey.

They kept hearing so many people call the long-sleeve version of the Gabba "perfect" so they renamed it the Perfetto Jersey and set about improving on perfection.

Castelli has improved the water-repellent finish so it will keep you drier without affecting breathability. They've refined the fit and laser cut the drain holes in the pockets. Also, Castelli has totally redone the splash flap on the rear of the jersey to make it lie flatter and fit better. Reflective logos on the back keep you visible.

Key Features:
  • Fully aero, fully breathable and fully protected
  • Gore® Windstopper® X-Lite Plus fabric for lightweight total wind protection with water-repellent finish
  • Nano Flex fabric insert under arms
  • Storm-flap construction with reflective logo at back protects from wheel spray
  • Silicone gripper at waist prevents ride-up
  • Full-length YKK® Vislon® zipper with wind flap
  • 3 rear pockets with laser-cut drain holes
  • Weight: 386g (Large)
  • Temperature Range: 6°-15°C / 43°-59°F

Castelli Perfetto Long Sleeve Jersey Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.70
Build Quality
4.88
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.38

Customer Reviews (4)

5
Fantastic

Fantastic jacket from castelli, especially with the price offer. Kept the cold out on a cold winter's day. Will also be good for cool spring days because it's breathable. A snug fit and feels good. Order a size larger than normal. I'm 5ft 8 and just under 13 stone with athletic build and XL fits perfect. Highly recommend

Fantastic jacket from castelli, especially with the price offer. Kept the cold out on a cold winter's day. Will also be good for cool spring days because it's breathable. A snug fit and feels good. Order a size larger than normal. I'm 5ft 8 and just under 13 stone with athletic build and XL fits perfect. Highly recommend

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Quality

5’7” 68kg and the large is perfect for me. My father always said ( buy quality, buy once) and the Perfetto is quality.

5’7” 68kg and the large is perfect for me. My father always said ( buy quality, buy once) and the Perfetto is quality.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
4
Perfetto by name

I owned, rode and loved the Gabba 2 Long Sleeve until I had a tumble and took the elbow out of it. It is now a Gabba short sleeve. However, even with NoRain armwarmers, the combination is still not as good as the original. I wore it throughout the Scottish Winter with varying base layers (LS, SS, merino or wicking) and it is just supremely comfortable for changeable weather conditions, coping with temperatures from 5 - 15 C and with dry, smirry wet conditions and even short downpours. It was never teh jacket that let me down. The nice thing is the level of comfort you feel because of the breathability; even with substatial effort, I rarely felt uncomfortable and with the windblocking properties, never felt cold. It was my go-to 3 seasons jacket. This one is the birthday replacement due to be unwrapped in September in time for cold and wet autumn riding, yippee. The only visual difference with teh perfetto are teh laser cut drain holes in the rear pockets: the old Gabba has a mesh insert which gave teh pockets some shape and allowed bulky items to sit and be retained low in teh pocket - I have yet to see whether this will prove to be an issue. Would I buy one again? What do you think?

I owned, rode and loved the Gabba 2 Long Sleeve until I had a tumble and took the elbow out of it. It is now a Gabba short sleeve. However, even with NoRain armwarmers, the combination is still not as good as the original. I wore it throughout the Scottish Winter with varying base layers (LS, SS, merino or wicking) and it is just supremely comfortable for changeable weather conditions, coping with temperatures from 5 - 15 C and with dry, smirry wet conditions and even short downpours. It was never teh jacket that let me down. The nice thing is the level of comfort you feel because of the breathability; even with substatial effort, I rarely felt uncomfortable and with the windblocking properties, never felt cold. It was my go-to 3 seasons jacket. This one is the birthday replacement due to be unwrapped in September in time for cold and wet autumn riding, yippee. The only visual difference with teh perfetto are teh laser cut drain holes in the rear pockets: the old Gabba has a mesh insert which gave teh pockets some shape and allowed bulky items to sit and be retained low in teh pocket - I have yet to see whether this will prove to be an issue. Would I buy one again? What do you think?

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4.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
My favourite bike jersey by a long way!

5’11” (180cm), 79KG and the XL is just right. I also have last year’s long sleeve jersey, the Castelli Gabba which this Perfetto replaces, this Perfetto is far superior, the new rear design works really well. I can never understand why they sell black bike tops when you can get a yellow one that is so visible. It seems that the price goes up and down by 30% on a daily basis, I got mine delivered for just over a 100 quid which is still a lot for a jersey made in Moldova but I do love it.

5’11” (180cm), 79KG and the XL is just right. I also have last year’s long sleeve jersey, the Castelli Gabba which this Perfetto replaces, this Perfetto is far superior, the new rear design works really well. I can never understand why they sell black bike tops when you can get a yellow one that is so visible. It seems that the price goes up and down by 30% on a daily basis, I got mine delivered for just over a 100 quid which is still a lot for a jersey made in Moldova but I do love it.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

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Use the Castelli size chart to find the best fit for you.

Note: Castelli size their clothing small. To ensure an optimal fit it is recommended you go up one size, compared to your normal cycle clothing size. 

Castelli Men's Sizing

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Chest 92cm 96cm 100cm 105cm 110cm 115cm
Waist 80cm 84cm 88cm 93cm 98cm 104cm
Hips 94cm 98cm 102cm 107cm 112cm 116cm
Inseam 82cm 83cm 84cm 85cm 86cm 87cm

Castelli Women's Sizing

  XS S M L XL
Chest 79cm 84cm 89cm 94cm 99cm
Waist 63cm 68cm 73cm 78cm 83cm
Hips 87cm 92cm 97cm 102cm 107cm
Inseam 75cm 76cm 77cm 78cm 79cm

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Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

 

Long Sleeve Jersey Guide

Why wear a long sleeve cycling jersey?

For those cooler rides a long sleeve jersey is what you need to stay comfortable on the bike. Some zippered road cycling jerseys have extra thermal properties for more warmth on those really cold days. While Long sleeve MTB jerseys are also a good option for a little extra warmth, some mountain bike tops are made for warmer weather riding. Popular with gravity riders these jerseys often have reinforced panels offer a little extra protection.

You can either wear a long sleeve jersey on its own or on top of a short sleeve jersey. Long sleeve jerseys come in different fits to suit specific cycling disciplines and riding styles. Like short sleeve cycling jerseys, most long sleeves also feature high-wicking technical fabrics to move sweat away from your skin.

To help you navigate the world of cycling jerseys, we’ve put together this long sleeve jersey guide, so you can find the right top for your next ride.


Jersey Fit

 

Race/Athletic Fit

Slim fitting. These figure-hugging jerseys are cut so that there is no excess material to flap about disrupting the air flow around your body as you ride. You can easily spot these jerseys by their figure-hugging design. Race fit long sleeve jerseys are ideal for road cycling as well as cross-country mountain biking.

When worn next to the skin the form fit helps to draw moisture away from the body, so that it evaporates quickly keeping you cool as you ride.

Road cyclist wearing a race/athletic-fit jersey

Loose/Casual Fit

These looser fitting jerseys prioritise comfort on the bike with less concern to aerodynamics. Ideal for mountain bike trail and gravity riding, loose fitting jerseys are usually a pullover design. Stretch fabrics make them easy to take on and off.

These MTB style jerseys also look good off-the-bike, so they are good for leisure cycling and urban cycling too.

A mountain biker wearing a loose-fitting long sleeve jersey

Articulated Construction

The best jerseys will be constructed with articulated areas that are specific for cycling. Whether you are road cycling or mountain biking you will want a jersey that fits well on the bike.

Cycling jerseys are cut slightly shorter at the front to prevent fabric bunching up and longer at the rear, so you don’t expose your lower back. This is most noticeable on race fit road cycling jerseys. You may also find jerseys with a crook built into the elbow area for a more comfortable fit on the arms.

A road jersey with articulated areas for a good fit

Materials & Fabrics

Most cycling jerseys are constructed from man-made fabrics such as polyester and / or nylon. You can also buy jerseys made from natural fibres such as Merino wool. Synthetic and natural fibres have different benefits, so it’s worth choosing a type which is best for you.

Synthetic Materials
(Polyester, Nylon etc...)

  • Quick Wicking
  • Very breathable
  • Fast drying
  • Easy care & washing
  • Durable & long lasting
  • Flexible for freedom of movement
  • Affordable
  • Get smelly quickly
A mountain biker wearing a synthetic long sleeve jersey

Natural Materials
(Cotton, Wool, Merino...)

  • Breathable
  • Soft & strong
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
    (wool can be itchy)
  • Wool retains body heat when wet
  • Naturally odour resistant
  • Does not wick quickly (Merino wool does)
  • Wool can be restrictive
A jersey made from natural fibres is highly breathable, wool also helps retain heat, even when wet

Synthetic materials are ideal for performance jerseys where you want a form fit, and you want to stay dry and cool for longer. Natural fibres are ideal if you ride at a less intense pace and you cycle daily as they don’t smell as quickly. You can also by poly-cotton jerseys which combine the benefits of both types of fibre. These jerseys won’t shrink in the wash and they’ll keep their shape and colour.


Jersey types

Long sleeve road cycling and mountain biking jerseys are quite distinct, and riders will wear them at different times of the year.

Long Sleeve Road Jerseys

  • Long sleeve for extra thermal protection
  • Close fit for aero efficiency
  • May include thermal layers to trap heat
  • Usually zipped for convenience
  • Plenty of pockets for storing ride essentials
  • Reflective trims and Hi-Viz colour options for improved visibility
A road cyclist wearing a long sleeve jersey

Long Sleeve MTB Jerseys

  • Long sleeve for protection from trail overgrowth
  • Loose cut for a comfortable on-the-bike fit
  • Breathable, high-wicking fabrics
  • Mesh panels for extra ventilation
  • Durable panels for more protection on impact zones
  • Designed to fit over body armour
A mountain biker wearing a long sleeve jersey

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