Castelli Perla Full-Zip Short Sleeve Women's Jersey
Nothing beats a finely tailored piece of clothing, whether you're slipping into your work suit or have found the ideal pair of jeans. The Castelli Perla Full Zip Women's Short Sleeve Jersey will quickly become your favorite jersey because you'll immediately notice the perfect fit the Castelli tailoring offers.
Made from Castelli's Softflex material, the Perla Jersey has a soft stretchy goodness that will make all your other jerseys now seem a touch uncomfortable. With a gentle cotton feel, you'll think that the Perla is more for fashion than hard riding, but you'll quickly change your mind once you start hammering it in the saddle and realize how well it is keeping you cool on the road. The moisture management that the Softflex fabric provides will never leave you soggy; you can even use this at your spinning class and not come out of it a sopping mess. Castelli has taken care with the arm holes and neck line by giving them a microfiber trim that will feel soft next to your skin and will work overtime to keep these typically hot and sweaty areas dry.
Three rear pockets with the added measure of a zippered key pocket have been provided to hold all your goods. And don't worry ladies, Castelli has actually kept the pockets a good size (small pockets are a pet peeve of ours). The full-length YKK zipper will make your life much easier whether you need to zip it up quickly before the start of the descent, or you simply need to disrobe quickly for a pit stop along the route. Two reflective tabs have also been included so that you'll be visible even if you are caught out after dusk.
The Castelli Perla Full Zip Women's Short Sleeve Jersey has a charming embossed tone-on-tone scorpion logo on the left shoulder. It comes in Lilac and Pink with sizes ranging from X-Small through X-Large.
- Microfiber linings in the sleeves and neck provide chafe-free comfort
- Seamless arm and neck bands reduce abrasion points for all day pedaling
- Three back pockets store snacks and water while you rack up the miles
- A zip pocket holds valuables like an MP3 player or cell phone
- Two reflective back tabs help keep you visible
- Castelli creates clothing for skin-tight, aero fits; if you're looking for a traditional American fit, it's best to order one size up
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November 23, 2012
Great fabric and styling. It does fit small- I am very typically a XS or S and wore a medium in this jersey, so I would recommend sizing up. For me, the torso was ok but the shoulders were too tight (I have a 34 chest). I have this jersey in several colors. It is very tight and clingly. I like that look but note that this is not a loose fitting flowy jersey.
My Favorite Jersey
May 18, 2011
This jersey is super soft and comfortable. I have two now and they are by far my favorite jerseys. I got them one size larger than normal since they do run a little small.
is the trim on the zipper red or pink?
is the trim on the zipper red or pink?
By: Jodi Bond
March 29, 2011
By: Chris Kelly
April 5, 2011
My new fav
April 22, 2011
Hands down, my new favorite jersey. I've never spent this much on a jersey before, let alone on a pretty much plain black jersey but it was worth it. I got it to go with the black and lavender Louis Garneau equipe shorts, and it looks awesome. Nice material, very breathable and not too thin. I would recommend sizing up unless you want a very tight fit. I am 36-29-37 and like the way the XL fits.
5 stars if only...
July 19, 2012
I purchased the Castelli women's Luce jersey (see that item for my review on this site) as well as this Perla jersey. I loved the minimalist styling of the Perla jersey and the very form fit but realized after ordering the white color that...ahem, there were potential headlight issues and that's with just trying it on without any sweating yet. I am exchanging for the black color and that should solve that issue. Would give this jersey a 5 star if it was made of the prosecco fabric since that fabric is lighter and breathes better than softflex but still a solid jersey. I also have to kudos to the customer service. I purchased the jersey on sale and then it went off sale but got absolutely no hassling at all and was able to exchange for the black color- Kudos to the realcyclist customer service team! Thanks!
So soft and comfortable
May 11, 2012
I love this jersey! The fabric is so soft and doesn't feel like typical jersey fabric. The fit is definitely a race fit so make sure you are buying the right size. I am 5'9 135lbs and bought a medium. It is tight, a race fit kind of way, but that is fine since I am using it for racing.
April 15, 2012
I just received this jersey. I adore it. I like it so much I am buying another. I am not a small girl 5'7 - 140ish. Bought a size large and it fits perfectly. I'd say it runs smaller, but most race fit clothing does.
April 23, 2012
Awesome color awesome jersey. Wish sleeves where shorter but like that the band on sleeve is good enough it holds jersey higher on my arm.
September 12, 2011
This is my favorite jersey. I ordered it in white. I should order another. The fabric is super soft and it does not ride up. It fits tight, but comfortable.
August 23, 2011
I have two - the short sleeved and the sleeveless. I love them both. I am chesty (DD), ordered the L (in the shorts too). The sizing is snuggly but not tight. I am not small - 5'7" and the jerseys are just long enough. They don't really ride up. Basically, a luxurious feel on and off.
May 26, 2011
Just like the Body Paint bibs, an XS finally fits like an XS. Sleeves don't ride up on my skinny arms like my Capo jersey does. Fits race tight and feels great. A bargain.