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Freakin' Awesome

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This clearly has to be where the name comes from.

One word of caution, it is snug. Most Castelli gear is very form fitting, and this is no exception. It is meant to not affect aero drag, and it doesn't.

It is light, blocks the wind in the front, and dumps the heat out the back, great when full winter gear isn't needed, but I have also throw it over my cold weather jerseys for another layer of warmth.

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I am 6' 2" 170 lbs and went with the XL. XXL was loose around arm openings/shouders. After 6 rides I really like this vest, it is warmer than a wind vest but lighter than a winter vest, breathes fairly well -- easy to take off and store in a jersey pocket. I use it with a base layer, ss jersey and arm warmers or long sleeve base layer and longsleeve jersey -- so it's good from low 40s to about 60F. Only complaint is I wish it zipped up from bottom to add a bit more versatility for venting. So give it 4.5 stars.