CASTELLI WOMEN'S JACKETS/VESTS
Castelli Leggera Women's Vest
- Item: CST0411 Claimed Weight:"Claimed Weight" is an unconfirmed weight provided by the manufacturer. 57 g
Many women are not partial to wind vests, fearing it will inevitably come in a men's cut that will have wide shoulders, a straight line from the armpits to the waist, and a length that, when combined with an elastic hem, is all but guaranteed to look ill-fitted and flap like mad in the wind.
The Castelli Leggera Women's Vest is different. Narrower shoulders, smaller arm holes, extra panels in front to better fit the vest around a woman's body, a shorter length, and a wider waist. There is gathered material on the back with some elastic and will stretch to fit. It also has a little pink highlighting in the mesh fabric inside the collar and a broad Pink mesh panel on the back.
The vest weighs about 50g. The key is the windproof, water-resistant, breathable Forcefield fabric. If you stuff it in its included stuff sack, it will result in a package about four inches across. You can even stuff it smaller than that; the bag is not only for storage but to protect the vest from scratchy Velcro and rough zippers in the wash.
Despite the paper feel and light weight, the vest is packed with features. The zipper works two ways, so you can zip up from the bottom to access your pockets. There's a draft flap behind the zipper. When the vest is totally zipped up, the zipper fits inside a zipper garage.
The Castelli Leggera Women's Vest comes in sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large.