Castelli have re-engineered the cycling jacket in this Alpha series for the ultimate winter cycling jacket. Throw out everything you think you know about cycling jackets and redesign the way a jacket should be made.
Alpha- a new standard in winter jackets
Castelli have focused on two perennial problems with cycling jackets and jerseys. Firstly ventilation. With Alpha, Castelli have detached the insulating layer from the windproof layer so that you can open the windproof layer to let air in to ventilate and help evaporate moisture. This is very effective at regulating temperature and comfort while helping keep you drier as you build up a sweat.
The second area Castelli have focused on are the openings. At the waist a new fabric and construction allows the jersey to lay completely flat for a streamlined, aerodynamic fit. Dropping in to your riding position the fit follows your body position without binding or billowing. This same construction at the wrists ensures a perfect fit with your gloves.
Advanced Patterning for better fit
Stretch fabrics with advanced patterning makes for excellent close to the body fit yet the stretch accomodates a wide range of body types.
Stay drier for longer
When opening the front zipper of the jacket you get a blast of fresh air at the top of your chest, while the rest of your body remains warm. Ideal for when you've warmed up and you're heating up nicely.
Raw edge waist and cuffs for aero fit
Castelli have a new fabric and construction at the waist that lays completely flat, is streamlined for aerodynamics, yet when you're in your riding position it conforms to your body without binding or billowing. The wrists also use this raw edge construction that interfaces perfectly with gloves to keep out unwanted drafts, improving your riding comfort.
Articulated collar closes out the elements
A good collar is essential on a winter jacket to keep cold air out and warm air in. Castelli have engineered a new articulated collar that follows the bends in your neck whether you're standing or riding in your lowest aero tuck.
Five pockets in total means plenty of storage for your long rides. 3 external rear pockets for stowing energy gels, bars and kit. 2 zippered pockets, one front and one rear allows you to stash phone, ID, cash etc.
■Articulated collar that fits better whether standing or riding
■Separate insulating layer equals better ventilation and better moisture evaporation
■Asymmetric external YKK Vislon zipper slides easily and lays flat
■Raw edge waist lays flat and moves with you
■Raw edge wrist cuffs lay flat for perfect interface with gloves
■Stretch fabric with advanced patterning makes for excellent fit but accomodates a wide variety of body types
■Front zippered pocket
■3 rear pockets
■対応気温 ： 0 - 12℃
■サイズ(Chest cm) ： S (92) ・ M (96) ・ L (100)
■カラー ： ドライブブルー × ブラック
■重量 ： 約 381 g (Lサイズ)