Everything You Need, Nothing You Don't.
We've always been told it's better to start off cold rides a little chilly, then warm up. That way you don't overheat, become a sweaty mess, and end up freezing. We prefer not to be cold on the bike ever and luckily, Castelli feels the same way. Working with their professional athletes, it created a jacket that's designed to excel at moderate intensities in cooler conditions or higher intensities in cold conditions. The Men's Velocissimo 2 Jacket utilizes Gore Windstopper X-Fast to balance excellent insulation properties, repel the elements, and offer breathability for when we warm up.
Castelli recommends the Velocissimo 2 in temperatures ranging from 43 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything warmer than 60 is a touch warm with this jacket but if it's overcast and windy, you'll most likely be fine. The front and sleeves are constructed with Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric that repel water and block wind while breathing quite well. Castelli chose their soft Warmer fabric along the back of the jacket, adding warmth while still allowing breathability to prevent overheating. The Velocissimo's form-fitting silhouette accommodates a baselayer and feels more like a long-sleeve jersey than a jacket. As we've come to expect with most of Castelli's clothing, the fit is engineered for use in a riding position and the fit off the bike will feel slightly awkward.
One of our favorite features is the flip-up Thermoflex collar. When pedaling into a headwind or descending, it's great flipped up and while climbing or doing intervals it can be turned down for less coverage. The silicone gripper along the waist keeps the garment from riding up and the stretchy Thermoflex side panels add breathability and ease of movement. Rear reflective tabs keep you visible in low-light conditions while three rear pockets provide storage for nutritional necessities and money for a coffee stop.
- A jacket for perfect bluebird days
- Form-fitting cut is more jersey and less jacket
- Wind- and water-resistant front with breathable backside
- Stretchy side panels breathe and allow excellent movement
- Flip-up collar provides further protection from the wind
- Jacket is ideal for temps in the 40s and low-50s