A lightweight packable shell, ideal for stuffing in your pocket in case of rain on those showery days. The Squadra Long jacket will keep the worst of the rain and wind off when needed, while still being small enough to pack into your back pocket or saddle bag. An essential item for every ride.
The “emergency” cape: water and wind resistant , yet packs away easily.
Coated nylon fabric with water -repellent treatment.
Ventilation louvre openings on sides for breathability.
Reflective piping on sleeves and back.
Cut long in back to protect from wheel spray
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Rated 4 out of 5 by SM58 Good wind and rain jacket
Bought on sale for £26. Good jacket that fits into a back pocket. Protects from the wind and showers in Donegal.
Buy the right size (as in do not oversize). Large fits me well and I am 184cm and just under 80kg.
16 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zzyimp ウインドウブレーカーにもなりそうです
14 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mevnet Got the Yellow, fits great
Sizes run true, I got a large for wife as she likes it a bit loose. M would have been a nice tighter fit. Materials seem to be top notch, vents on the back, no pockets.
29 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Darren1972 Reliable
I had one of these for five years until the zipper became worn out from extensive usage. I had no hesitation in buying the same jacket again, although this time I chose for white instead of black version for better visibility in traffic. I also went one size down as the old one was my first Castelli purchase and was not sure of their sizing, the result being that it was a little too big. This time around I have a better, more snug fit, even better for keeping rain out than before!
As always chainreaction.com provided excellent service and fast delivery!
01 March 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Andy123 Terrible product
It's waterproof but the breathability is terrible, so it's basically useless because you get just as wet inside from sweat as you would without it. Worst part is that it got destroyed in the washing machine even though I put it in at a low temperature. The inside layer of waterproof material just peeled right off.
25 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VeloCoast Just what u need in ur back pocket
I've used this a couple of times now this autumn & it's kept a morning of torrential rain off me.
It has also managed to keep the wind off me when I forgot my arm warmers on a coast ride.
So far so good! - Check your fit though as this is Castelli so as I'm sure you can guess, looks great but needs one size larger.
17 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Poorly constructed, fell apart
The jacket is pretty much a layer of cheap nylon that has been waterproofed on the inside.
I took mine for one ride, it did keep the water off, but I got drenched by sweat on the inside.
I didn't mind that too much, but after ONE wash through the washing machine on cold (as advised by the tag) the jacket's waterproof lining peeled off.
I don't mind spending $45 on a piece of nicely cut nylon, but seriously Castelli, if you're going to charge me that sort of money for something that falls to bits... go to hell.
22 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous perfect pocket stuffer
I bought this jacket to stick in my back pocket for when a shower hits or if i get cold on a decent etc. It is now part of my essential items whne i go out on the bike. It is fully waterproof and windproof and as a result is very warm.
You do build up a sweat in this as it is not the most breathable so perhaps not suitable for wearing for long spins in warm conditions.
The only reason I am marking this down is the sizing is off, I am not large framed but I bought the large anyway given the smaller sizing for this brand but even still it is just about the correct fit and if it wasnt hassle I would have got the larger size.
26 February 2013