Castelli Men's Perfetto Light Jersey - Cycle Closet

Castelli Men's Perfetto Light Jersey

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Perfetto means “perfect” in Italian. That’s the word that keeps coming out when wearing this jacket in a very wide range of conditions. Lighter than the Gabba but oh so versatile in changeable riding conditions.

Top Features of the Castelli Perfetto Light Short Sleeve Jersey

Gore Windstopper® 150 fabric on front, sleeves and yoke for lightweight wind protection
Nano Light fabric on the back sheds water but allows significant breathability
3 external rear pockets
Long tail with reflective trim
YKK® Vislon zipper for easy opening and closing
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Breathability ● ● ● ● ○
Lightweight ● ● ● ● ●

More useful than you can imagine

It was the pros who first asked for a Gabba that’s not as hot as the Gabba but warmer than the Fawesome Vest. So Castelli started from the Gabba and made the back in Nano Light fabric -- the same fabric as their Nano Flex tights but without the brushed fleece inside. This gives the piece a lot of breathability and keeps you from overheating inside. By using a lighter weight of Windstopper® (a full 25% lighter than the one used on the Gabba) on the front the overall weight was further minimised. You may think that this is filling a very small niche. But just try it. It can cover most of the conditions of the Gabba (except wet racing and very cold), yet it handles warmer temperatures better. And the fit is exceptional, which is one more reason you’ll keep reaching for it. The consensus of the Castelli test crew is that this piece doesn't fully replace the Gabba or Fawesome, but it’s another arrow in your quiver that is ideally suited to cool temperatures, especially when it’s dry or there’s a risk of light rain. A wholly new product type that covers 90 percent of the Gabba conditions and 90 percent of the Fawesome conditions and is the ideal garment for spring or autumn rides, with or without rain, with an extremely wide comfort range.

Windstopper and Nano fabric technology

It has the same cut as the Gabba, and all-over water protection, but only the front is in Windstopper® fabric. The front is made in a Windstopper® fabric that’s lighter than the Gabba. Then on the back a Nano Light Pro fabric, which is highly water repellent and stretchy but has no membrane to inhibit air exchange. The fabric is very tightly knit so you don’t feel the wind coming through, but it is open enough to prevent the moisture build up that can happen with the Gabba during intense efforts or when the temperature rises. gore windstopper logo

Windstopper 150

Light elastic protection from Castelli’s lightest Windstopper three-layer knit fabric. Total windproofness, excellent breathability, functional stretch and DWR coating for water repellency. This fabric has opened up new possibilities in constructing layered garments for enhanced fit, temperature and moisture management.