The Right Tools for the Job
Standing for Rain or Shine, the RoS collection is both more versatile than expected and specifically targeted at riding in inclement weather. Alpha represents maximum weather protection. Gabba enhances shoulder season versatility with water and wind protection. And Perfetto splits the difference, “perfectly” suited to everything from crisp fall days to full on winter. Read on to learn more about these exceptional pieces from Castelli.
ALPHA ROS JACKET
Staying comfortable in sub-freezing conditions requires a balancing act of retaining warmth without sweat sapping your body heat. With the Alpha RoS jacket, Castelli has achieved this balance by blending windproof, waterproof Gore® Windstopper® material with just enough ventilation to shed excess heat. It incorporates an integrated baselayer, which simplifies layering, as well as a host of features intended to block air ingress as the wrists and collar. The result is a winter-focused training piece that has earned legions of devoted fans.
GABBA ROS JERSEY
Riding in the rain can chill a rider to the bone, even in warmer temperatures, which was the driving insight behind the Gabba RoS jersey. Incorporating GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Windstopper® in the front panel, as well as taped seams at the shoulders, the Gabba RoS serves admirably as a stand-in for a rain jacket when paired with appropriate arm warmers, such as Castelli’s excellent Nano Flex warmers. However, when the clouds clear, the breathable back and underarm panels ensure that this jersey adapts effortlessly to the changing conditions.
PERFETTO ROS CONVERTIBLE JACKET
Offering the protection of a jacket, the lightweight feel of a jersey, and the versatility enabled by on-the-bike removable sleeves, the Perfetto RoS may indeed be the “perfect” shoulder season solution. Utilizing Gore® Windstopper® X-Lite material at the front, the Perfetto blocks wind and rain, while the fabric’s inherent breathability is enhanced by the permeable underarm panels, ensuring that you don’t overheat. And the subtler details—such as the back storm flap at the back that blocks wheel spray, and the tall collar that prevents air ingress—round out this exceptional piece.