CASTELLI WOMEN'S JACKETS/VESTS
Castelli Leggera Women's Jacket
- Item: CST0410 Claimed Weight:"Claimed Weight" is an unconfirmed weight provided by the manufacturer. 57 g
Sometimes the best jacket is also the least jacket. What makes a windbreaker great is when it combines ultra-lightweight construction so it can pack in a pocket with no fuss, a form-fitting cut to keep it from flapping, and a material that can repel water and yet remain breathable. And this, is precisely what makes the Castelli Leggera Women's Jacket such a find.
The Leggera Jacket is constructed from Castelli's Forcefield fabric, which weighs only 35 grams per square meter. Butterflies weigh more. It even comes with its own stuff sack, making it as easy to take with you as your cell phone and just as silly to forget.
The zipper is typically the Achilles heel of a lightweight jacket; a stiff, heavy zipper can make even the best jacket difficult to stuff in a pocket. Fortunately, the Leggera's zipper is both light and flexible. The jacket also features a mesh lined, high-cut collar to keep it from sticking uncomfortably to your neck in damp conditions.
The back of the Leggera Jacket is vented to make sure you get adequate moisture relief even when riding all-out. Perhaps even more important is how this well-designed vent allows air to enter without instantly turning you into the Michelin Man -- no style points for that look.
The Castelli Leggera Women's Jacket comes in Black and White and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large. Two reflective tabs improve your visibility in low-light conditions.