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I broke in this jacket yesterday, on a ride that started in the 40's and ended in the (low) 60's. It kept me warm when it was colder, and breathed beautifully as the temperatures rose. I never felt too cold -- or too warm! The side vents really work, as did the overall design of the jacket. It stayed down over my hips - no pulling or tugging to keep down in back - and I didn't notice it all day, which means there was no pinching, or poking, or uncomfortable seams anywhere. There are plenty of pockets, and the purple color is just gorgeous. I'm 5'7" and 120#, and I ordered the small ... good fit, but I do have narrow shoulders. Definitely a keeper!
I wore this baselayer under my jersey when I went out for a ride, temp 65. The product does what it says it will do: Kept me warm -- but not too warm -- and moved perspiration away from my skin. The fabric is nice and soft, and the way they weaved the shoulders left my arms feeling completely unrestricted.
I received this yesterday and wore it for a ride last night. The fabric is very soft, and it wicks wonderfully ... didn't get soggy at all. I thought the armholes might be a little too snug, they're lined with trim, but I didn't notice the detailing there at all...not a bother. The full zip is a nice feature, and this thing is loaded with deep pockets, including a zip one that's perfect for keys (THANK you!!). At 5'7" and 120#, the size small was a perfect fit. It was just right in front, and the drop hem in back stayed down all night...no creeping up. (I do have hips, so sometimes this is a problem.) Another home run for Castelli, and super-fast cutsomer service from Backcountry.com. (The price dropped the day after I bought this, and -- per company policy -- they refunded the difference.)
SO comfortable! Great compression, excellent fit, top-of-the line breathability...I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Size small was a good fit (5'7", 120#), comparable to Castelli windstopper tights in terms of sizing.
I'm not sure if this is a materials issue, a cut issue, or an issue with my body type (5'7", 120#), but I tried both a Small and a Med in these, and they looked just awful. The stitching bunched in a horribly unattractive way, so back they went. For reference, size small has worked great for me in the Castelli body paint shorts and wind-stopper tights. Great customer service from BackCountry.com on those exchanges.
Another well-designed product from Castelli, made with excellent materials. This is not -- NOT -- going to keep you dry in a deluge. But it will protect you from spray and light rain, and it will take the chill off when the temps drop, while still maintaining breathability. Dual-zipper is nice for venting. The articulated sleeves are very comfortable, and the drop-tail hem gives plenty of coverage in the back. For almost every product in the universe, I take XS on top, but the SMALL was a better fit for me in this. (I'm 5'7", 122#.)