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Castelli Velocissimo DS Men's Jersey

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If the shape of the Castelli Velocissimo DS Jersey is starting to look familiar, that's because it is. From the fabrics to the fit to the hardware, it's the same design as both the Castelli Free and Punto Tre jerseys. If your eyebrow isn't raised yet, like the aforementioned, the Velocissimo DS is the same design found on the backs of Team Garmin Barracuda, only differentiating itself through aesthetic.

Castelli constructed the Velocissimo DS from its proprietary Prosecco Strada fabric. This material was selected for three reasons -- its controlled stretch, light, breathable weight, and all-encompassing comfort. Going in order of operations, the controlled stretch of the fabric creates a supportive fit that dampens the effect of road vibration and oscillation in order to minimize muscle fatigue. Additionally, it permits Castelli to maximize the shape of the jersey for the perfect cycling fit.

Secondly, Prosecco Strada features a lightweight composition that feels light and airy on the skin, while remaining highly breathable. This has been furthered through the incorporation of subtly placed mesh side panels. So, you don't have to worry about overheating during long, exhaustive efforts in the saddle. However, no matter how good the material, sweat is inevitable. That's why Castelli also gave the jersey its patented Prosecco treatment. This process is a topical, hydrophilic treatment that spreads moisture out over a larger surface area for rapid evaporation. Ultimately, it keeps you cooler and drier over your race or club ride.

The Velocissimo jersey has been cut along a race style. In fact, an observant eye can see that the Garmin Barracuda Team jersey features the same cut, fabric, and components as the Velocissimo. But, what makes the fit pro-level? Well, Castelli designed the jersey on a contour -- this is most evident when the jersey is hanging on the rack. So, the seams are shaped to your body while it's in the cycling position. Additionally, the jersey has what Castelli calls, set-in sleeves. Essentially, this translates to a shift in the seam position that allows the sleeves to be inset in order to match the position of forward reach to the bars. By doing this, Castelli eliminates unwanted chest bulk, bunching, pulling, and the abrasion that comes as a result.

In addition to comfort, Castelli gave the Velocissimo jersey ample storage for your ride essentials with three rear cargo pockets. Additionally, the jersey features reflective accents throughout in order to increase your visibility in low-light conditions.

The Castelli Velocissimo DS Jersey is available in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large and in the color Acid Green/white/red, Anthracite/white/red, and Ocean/white/orange fluo.

Tech Specs

[jersey] Prosecco Strada, [side panels] mesh
3 back
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
30 days

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Love my Castelli gear

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:Runs small

I have the Castelli Velocissimo DS jersey in the Black/Anthracite color, I love it. Fit is the usual Castelli (runs small fit) I wear a medium in other jerseys, but in Castelli I wear a Large size.

I'm 5'7 165 lbs. The fabric is awesome and it features a heavy duty stay-put zipper too. Everyone comments positively on this Castelli jersey.


Great jersey (my first)

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

This is my first cycling jersey, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but boy is it better than wearing a t-shirt while riding. I'm 5'9" and got a large. It's not super snug (I'm still uncomfortable walking around in bike shorts), but I like it that way. It breathes well and doesn't start to smell bad for a while.

Recommended! And it looks great too, so that's a plus.


"Race Fit"Jersey

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs small

I like this jersey very much. Good fabric, comfortable and cool.

I am 5'10" 160 lbs and have actually bought two of this jersey - one in medium and another in large. I can wear either one but overall I think I prefer the large. This is consistent with what others have observed regarding Castelli sizing, runs on the small side. Either way this is a 'race fit' jersey intended to fit snug against the skin - it is in no way loose or flappy in the wind.

For me, the medium requires a couple inches of 'stretching' to zip up where the large requires only an inch or so. The zipper on the medium does lay flat better when zipped than the large, which tends to buckle a bit especially when bending over. Just depends on how snug you like your jerseys I guess.


This Jersey Runs Small

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:Runs small

I ordered a Large, but returned it for an Extra Large. The Large was like a belly shirt. I'm 5'11" 170 lbs. and wear a large with other manufacturers, but Castelli products run small. Be careful when ordering.