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Great Jacket

This jacket is, in a word, outstanding. As others say about Castelli, make sure to go a size up. I normally wear a large (5-10, 180 lbs, 42 in. chest), but the XL in this jacket is right for me. Still a bit snug, but good. I've worn it now four times in temps ranging from 38 F to 50 F. At the lower end I wore a long sleeve base layer and at the higher end a short sleeve base (Craft in both cases). I was cool but not cold, and the ventilation is great. I especially like the two small front vents. Back pockets are very good. The good form fit prevents the billowing I used to get with my windbreaker. The Windstopper front is effective. All in all, I love it so far.

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This jacket performs very well in 40-45 degree range. I wear a light base layer with this jacket and stay very comfortable. The jacket does a good job of pulling moisture away from the bass layer, keeping you feeling dry. This jacket is a good choice for those rides where the effort constantly fluctuates. The vents help regulate heat during the high efforts and the there is just enough insulation to keep you warm during the periods of easier riding.