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Castelli Velo Jacket - Men's


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Item # CST000U

A bit of wind and water are no match for the Castelli Velo Jacket.

The only thing worse than getting caught riding in a cool mist is wearing a rain jacket that seals in body heat and moisture. Even if the rain doesn't wet you, your own sweat will. Castelli's Velo Jacket is a lightweight solution which features breathable fabric and ventilation ports all in a small, portable package. 

The Castelli Velo Jacket was sewn from Forcefield fabric. This extremely lightweight fabric is a 30 gram, ripstop material that is windproof and water-resistant. It's so light, in fact, that you'll barely notice it against your skin. Additionally, it is highly breathable so that when you are working up a sweat you won't get drenched from the inside-out. The Velo jacket features covered ventilation ports on the sleeves and the back to help exhaust heat away from your body. It should be noted that while the Velo jacket is ideal for drizzle or windy conditions, it does not feature fully taped, waterproof seams. If you need a jacket to keep a deluge at bay take a look at the Castelli Pocket Liner Jacket

Cut with a longer back, the Velo jacket helps to keep splash off of your behind. A high mesh collar keeps drizzle from running down your neck, and when the sun comes out, the neck turns into a pocket in which to store the entire jacket. It only takes up half a jersey pocket so it's perfect to carry on those "what if" weather days. Castelli added a reflective logo and back tabs to increase your visibility in low-light conditions.

Castelli's Velo Jacket is available in six sizes from Small to XXX-large and in four colors: White, Orange fluo, Lime, and Black.

Tech Specs

ForceField micro ripstop
sleeve vents, back vents
Claimed Weight:
3.77 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart


Men's Apparel
Chest 36.2in
Waist 31.5in
Hip 37in
Inseam 31.9in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Great Packable Jacket

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

This jacket is super light and is great to just stuff in your bag. The longer hem on the back is nice but the front seems a little too short for my liking. I understand the concept but could've used 1-2 more inches.

Great lightweight windbreaker

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

it's a nice lightweight packable jacket. I use it for morning chilly rides and when it gets warmer I just put in in my back pocket. I bought it for this exact reason and it serves me well. Also it looks great!
As Castelli uses European sizes, I've ordered +1 size and it fits me perfectly.

Avg. ride time: 4h 59m per week
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Just what you need in a light rain

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I just wore this for the first time today. It's ridden in my back pocket on at least half a dozen rides, but this morning it was chilly with warmer temperatures predicted, so I threw it on to start. It is almost completely wind proof, and didn't get sweaty until I really started working. There is some tricky venting in this jacket that lets it breathe a bit without making it too "open" to the elements. Then, with a few miles left in the ride it started to rain lightly and this was just enough to keep from getting too wet. Again, it breathed fairly well in the rain too. For a jacket you can roll up and stuff in your pocket for every ride, this is about perfect. I have the vest too and love that as well. Only complaint, it's a bit baggier than much of my Castelli kit.


    If you are looking for an ultra-lightweight and packable windbreaker, this is a great one.

    The Velo is -much- better than the previous version of this jacket (the Leggero). It is better ventilated (down the sides and the sleeves) and features a much better zipper/guard, better waist band, and other upgrades. This is now a very well done windbreaker with great looks!

    Like all ultra-light, packable, windbreakers this garment is most useful when worn over a jersey or jacket with rear pockets for: (a) descending in cool weather, (b) early starts in cool weather, and/or (c) as insurance on a day with a sketchy forecast.

    I wouldn't generally wear the Velo while riding hard for long periods in cool weather, though less than most, it will still steam up inside (like all windbreakers do).

    Fit: Italian sizing -is- different. Size up +1 with Castelli. Always.

    I'm 5'10" and 185 lbs. The XL fit great here. Enough room to fit over a jersey or jacket, but snug enough not to flap in the wind too much.

    Portable layer when it gets wet

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    This jacket saved me a few times, when you are out riding and does not know if it really is going to rain. Just fold it and stick on your back pocket and your are done. I have the Yellow Fluo one and it is super light, good quality, super visible in the road.

    I can't see much of a difference between lime and yellow fluo? Is there a real difference in color?

    Also, does this jacket have any pockets?

    I can't answer the color question (I own the black). But there are no pockets here. This is a wind/rain cape designed to wear over your jersey or jacket (which would have rear pockets).

    Good layer for a chilly ride

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used this jacket at about 5-15 centigrade degrees, most of the time as a windstopper. I live where it gets cold and warm in a matter of hours (or kms) and often you are caught in rain. It feels more as a windstopper than a rain-proof jacket, but it does repel water nicely. It is very thin, light, and breathes well.