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Squadra Stretch Vest - Men's

2.4285714285714284 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Color:Electric Lime/Dark Gray


Size Chart


Why We Like The Squadra Stretch Vest

We all know that as soon as we've reached the summit of that mountain pass we've been climbing for the last two hours, we're going to pull on an extra layer for protection against those shoulder season winds and temps. Castelli's Squadra Stretch Vest allows us to barrel down the mountain without distraction, and it features the windproofing we want to feel the fun and not the chill in the air.


  • The vest we're turning to when we need an extra layer for our descent
  • A minimalist design is ideal for storing away in a rear pocket or seat bag
  • Water repellant coating sheds raindrops from light drizzles
  • Reflective accents increase our visibility to cars
  • Mesh back ventilation enhances breathability for our ride
  • Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #CSTZ7JJ
spring, fall
Center Back Length
[medium] 26.5in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
road cycling

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 0 reviews

Fits Small

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4 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2023

Castelli Squadra Stretch Vest

I give 4 Stars because I like to look, the style and the material. Outside of that the fit is much too tight and it doesn't have a 2 way zipper so it would have been nice to have one small back pocket for easier access gel packs or energy bars. I am 5'9", 164 lbs, 41" chest, 32" waist and I normally wear a medium and sometimes a large. I have an older Castelli Wind Vest in a large and it is a relaxed fit. I have an older Castelli jersey in a large and it fits very nice, not tight, not loose, just right. I ordered the Squadra Vest in a large and the fit is more of a Race Fit, very tight. When compared to my old Castelli vest it is 2.5" smaller in the chest and mid-section. I worried that an XL will be too long so I am returning.

Tom C

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

1 out of 5 stars

January 29, 2023

Size too small

Size Bought:
5' 7"

My regular size is M. So I’ve ordered the same size. But you M like Super X Small…

Sergey K
2 out of 5 stars

October 1, 2022

Inaccuate Sizing and Description

I returned this product before using it

Based on the Castelli numeric sizing in the chart, I ordered an XL. I am usually a men's medium. The XL I received is more like a men's small, so I had to return it. Also, contrary to the description, there is no mesh back-- the back is the same not-breathable semi-transparent fabric as the front. There arenarrow more-breathable panels on the sizes.

Lawrence K

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

3 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2022

Wanted to like it

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

Great color and fabric. The issue is the back is not mesh and does not have any way for air to pass through so it catches air and wind, which causes flapping and the accompanying noise. Also no way for heat to dissipate. I wear a medium in Castelli and the medium in this piece fit well.

John P
1 out of 5 stars

February 25, 2022

Soooo Small

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:

I would have to agree with the other reviewer, I ordered an XXL which is two sizes up for me and had to return it as it was so tight. Not sure what they were thinking when they made these...

2 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2022

Really a bad vest

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

Im not going to complain about Castelli sizing. I've been wearing them for years and know what to expect. What I dont expect is extra fabric and a product that rides up my back as I ride. It doesn't have an grip in the rear and it's short, so Im constantly pulling it down in the back. It's a poor design. I also have Progetto and ROS vests, and each of them are properly designed. But one of those for product satisfaction.

4 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2021

Runs Very Very Very Small

I returned this product before using it

Looks to be of excellent quality but runs very, very, very small. Ordered a 3x because I wanted it loose enough to layer over at least one shirt and had to return it because I couldn't even zip it with nothing else on underneath. Have never taken a 3x in anything!


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com