By Pat4256012 October 11, 2011
I've had this vest out on a couple rides now in cool weather. Great, lightweight. Really a wind barrier, so don't be looking for insulation. Packs small so easy to put in a jersey pocket. Nice quality. Really like all the features.
However, a couple points. This is a bit larger than all of the talk about Castelli being small, but then again, I'm an old crit racer who tends to like more of a race fit. I'm 5'10". 175. But with a 32 waist. So I'm a bit of a triangle build. 43 chest. I ordered the XL since I usually wear L, and I have another Castelli jersey that's an XL and a good fit. The vest in XL is slightly larger than I'd prefer. At about 30mph the vest starts to catch some air. Much above and I'm getting some flutter. It's possible the L would be a bit too tight. I'm going to try washing and drying on medium to see if I can get a bit of shrink.
Other than this slight sizing issue, a super vest ... especially if you get off BK
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