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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

Castelli Size Chart

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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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Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Cycling Jersey Guide

 

Cycling Jersey Guide

Why wear a cycling jersey?

If you've worn a classic t-shirt on your ride then you'll know how quick it is to get sweaty, soggy and chafed. Cycling jerseys are designed to greatly improve your comfort in the saddle. With technical fabrics that wick sweat away quickly and dry fast, you’ll be comfortable for longer. Jerseys also come with a cycling fit, whether that’s a race fit for performance or a club fit (looser and more casual) for comfort.

We’ve put together this cycling jersey guide to help you navigate the world of fit, fabrics and style to ensure you buy the right one for your next ride.


Jersey Fit

Race Fit

You can easily spot a race fit jersey by the figure hugging design. These slim fitting race jerseys come with a tighter cut with no excess material which smooths airflow around your body for enhanced aerodynamic performance. 

Being a form fit, the fabric sits close to your skin to help draw moisture away from your body to quickly evaporate.

Road cyclist wearing slim fitting jersey

Club/Casual Fit

Cycling jerseys with a club fit will feature a looser cut for comfort over performance. 

They sacrifice a bit of aero performance (excess fabric will flap in the wind), but they are more flattering on all but the leanest athletes. They also look just as good off the bike, as on it.

Mountain biker wearing a loose fit cycling jersey

Articulated Construction

The best jerseys will be constructed with articulated areas that are specific for cycling. Classic t-shirts are not suitable when you’re in a bent over cycling position. 

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

Most cycling jerseys will be slightly longer at the rear for better lower back coverage

Materials & Fabrics

Materials & Fabrics:

Most jerseys will be 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
Synthetic (Polyester, Nylon etc...)

Quick Wicking
Very breathable
Fast drying
Easy care & washing
Durable & long lasting
Can be designed with a form fit
Flexible for freedom of movement
Affordable
 X  Get smelly quickly

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

Breathable
Soft & strong
Ideal for sensitive skin
Retains body heat when wet
Naturally odour resistant
Can't be designed with a form fit
 X  Does not wick quickly (Merino wool does)
 X  Wool can be restrictive

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

The UK is notorious for changeable weather with all four seasons in one ride. This can make it difficult to choose the right type of jacket. To help you, we’ve split cycling jerseys into Summer and Winter with a brief discussion of the key features.

Two mountain bikers wearing summer jerseys

Summer Jerseys

  • Short sleeve for extra breathability
  • Close fit to wick sweat
  • Semi mesh panels and mesh backing for airflow
  • Synthetic fabric construction that breathe
  • Plenty of pockets for nutrition
  • UPF/SPF ratings a bonus
Road cyclist wearing a winter jersey

Winter Jerseys

  • Long sleeve for extra thermal protection
  • Windproof fabrics for protection
  • May include thermal Roubaix inner to trap heat
  • Wool fabrics that hold in body heat
  • Merino wool will keep you warm when wet

Jersey Disciplines

Road Cycling Jerseys

Road cycling jerseys will come with a partial or full zipper, depending on the price. Look for a zip garage at the top to prevent the zip from chafing on your neck. You’ll also spot a trio of rear pockets for gels and bars, with an extra zippered pocket for valuables.

Flatlock stitching is a quality feature which can also be found on MTB and commuter jerseys. This type of stitching creates a smooth surface against your skin, so the seams don’t chafe.

Road cyclists wearing long sleeve jerseys

Silicone grippers on the hem and sometimes on the arm will help keep the jersey in place. Road jerseys are usually made from synthetic materials as they can be designed with a form fit for racing.


MTB Jerseys

MTB jerseys will usually be constructed with a looser cut to road jerseys as aerodynamics and a skin-tight fit is not a consideration unless you’re XC racing. This looser cut is nonrestrictive on technical terrain, and looks great off the bike. These jerseys have improved abrasion resistance to withstand the abuse of off-roading.

Mountain biker wearing a loose fit jersey for trail riding

Mesh panels on the sides, under the arm and down the back are common. A quality MTB specific feature is silicone or tacky shoulder panels to stop your backpack from slipping as you ride. For more technical downhill mountain biking, a jersey with a loose fit will let you wear body armour underneath for added protection. Trail and enduro jerseys tend to be well vented while XC jerseys are similar to road jerseys with a close fit and pockets for nutrition.


Commuter Jerseys

If you spend most of your time commuting to work, then there are a few good features to look for. Firstly, look for jerseys that come with hi vis block colours like day glo yellow, red, green or blue. This will enhance your daytime visibility. Also look for reflective striping and elements to improve your dark light visibility.

A looser cut is more flattering on a range of body types and is comfortable to wear at lower speeds. Look for zippered pockets for your phone, keys and other valuables.

Commuters wearing bright coloured, loose fit jerseys

Cycling jerseys are an essential piece of any cyclists’ wardrobe. They’re designed to keep you comfortable, no matter how hard you ride. Advanced fabrics work to wick sweat away quickly to leave you cool and dry. The more you spend the better the jersey will keep you comfortable. Look for a few key features when choosing a jersey such as multiple pockets, mesh panels and an elasticated hem for added comfort.

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