No, it won't make you invisible or pedal your bike for you, but Castelli's Fawesome 2 Vest has wholeheartedly earned its name for other reasons. On the days your ride takes you from a cool valley to a summit in the throes of a harrowing windstorm, the vest's use of the same technology as the famed Gabba jersey means you'll be protected from the wind without feeling like you're trapped in a damp greenhouse.
The Fawesome's construction is pretty simple: highly-efficient Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric on the front and shoulders contrasted with stretchy Nano Flex Light on the back, resulting in a vest that conforms to your body movements in the saddle while repelling water, resisting wind, and continuously wicking moisture away from your body. Stuff the Fawesome 2 into your jersey pocket before a ride if the weather looks unsettled and you'll be able to quickly zip it on when you need to without weighing yourself down, and when you reach the valley again, a quick stop finds it back in your jersey pocket without any skillful folding techniques required.
- Windstopper X-Lite Plus and Nano Flex Light construction
- Packs into jersey pocket
- Reflective accents throughout
- Recommended temperature range: 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit