Castelli Compatto Rain Vest an incredibly light weight and compact gilet, Windstopper Vega fabric is highly water resistant and the construction of this gilet, with a solid back panel makes for great wet weather protection on days when a full jacket is too much. Ideal for sportives you wont realise your even carrying this its so light and packs so small but if the weather turns or just as added protection on those long descents you will be glad you did. Features include a flip up collar reflective tabs and chest pocket.
Protecting the chest and stomach from the chilling effects of airflow while still maintaining maximum breathability. Together with arm warmers a gilet can prolong your summer wardrobe into the autumn. Also an essential garment on sportives where this versatile piece will stop you chilling too much on descents while making sure you don't boil on the climbs.
Castelli Compatto Rain Gilet Features:
Chest pocket keeps essentials within reach
Reflective tabs increase low light visibility
High flip up collar combines with selective seam taping for significant rain protection
Castelli products have been specially developed to meet the needs of professional athletes at the highest level of the sport so they can perform well in all conditions, from the cold of Belgium in March to the heat of France in July. We select materials that will maximize your performance but that sometimes require some extra care in washing. We cannot guarantee that your Castelli product will last forever, but we can encourage you follow the care instructions below to maximize the products performance and lifetime.
Washing instructions are printed on a white tag inside our garments. Following our garment instructions will help make sure that your gear will last as long as possible. Routine care and maintenance on your part will ensure the highest performance from our products and extend their useful lifespan.
Always read the care label before washing your clothes.
Close all zips and velcro fasteners and then turn the garment inside out.
Wash with liquid detergent and rinse thoroughly, lukewarm water (max.30°C)
Do not use a fabric softener! This can destroy the wicking treatments, membranes, water repellent treatments, etc.
Hang dry or leave the garment flat to dry, but do not tumble dry.
The Castelli waterproof jackets and vests have been treated with a Durable Water-Repellant finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. This coating needs to be replenished periodically, following the directions below or by applying a commercially available water repellent product. To maintain optimal wind and water resistance, apply a water repellent treatment to clean and dry fabrics. Clean the garment first.
The water repellent treatment can be applied as soon as the fabric is completely dry.
Place the garment on a coat hanger in a well-ventilated room or in the open air and spray on the water repellent treatment.
Leave the garment on the coat hanger and wait until it is completely dry before wearing it. 100 percent protection will be achieved after around 24 hours.
To enhance this waterproofing effect, you can then place the jacket in the tumble dryer for around 5 minutes at lowest temperature.
At Castelli we strive to handle all returns quickly and to your complete satisfaction. Therefore, please return your Castelli product to the retailer from which you purchased it originally who will forward the item to us. To ensure that your return will be handled smoothly, please retain your proof of purchase.
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