Our cycling jackets are designed with high-quality materials and advanced fabric technologies that can satisfy every need you have and always guarantee top-level performance.
However, the specific performance and features of Castelli's cycling jackets may vary from one model to another and from season to season.
Considering the seasons and conditions you'll be riding in, we offer lightweight jackets for cool spring or autumn rides or insulated jackets for winter cycling.
But let’s go in order: first of all, which are the main features of our cycling jackets?
When searching for cycling jackets, people tend to look for a variety of attributes. Here are some common attributes you might consider when choosing our cycling jackets.
Features such as padded seat-pad, like our Progetto X2 Air Seamless and our KISS Air 2, breathable fabric and a good fit are all important for comfort. Made from high-quality stretchy materials, our cycling shorts allow a full range of motion and prevent chafing or irritation.
Our jackets, in different ways, have these features, but which are our main jackets?
OUR CYCLING JACKETS
It's important to remember that climate and temperature heavily depend on the geographical area we are in. Thus, while in the northern hemisphere, we have summer, in the southern hemisphere, it's winter, and vice versa. Furthermore, even within the same hemisphere (e.g., the northern hemisphere), temperatures vary significantly when we move from Portugal to Norway or from Mexico to Canada. Therefore, the choice of wearing one jacket over another is an extremely subjective matter.
With these considerations in mind, let's proceed with the presentation of our cycling jackets.
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES
1. Always read the care label before washing the jacket.
2. Close all zips and turn the jacket inside out.
3. Hand or machine wash on a lukewarm permanent press cycle (max. 30°C / 86°F)
4. Use a small amount of liquid or powder detergent, not other products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect jacket performance.
5. Hang dry or dry flat. Do not tumble dry.
Castelli softshell jackets have a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish that keeps moisture out while allowing sweat to escape. To maintain this effectiveness, proper cleaning is essential to prevent dirt from blocking moisture escape. For newer jackets or recently re-waterproofed ones, cleaning can help. For older jackets, restore water resistance by cleaning, low-heat drying, or careful ironing. If these methods don't work, consider using a spray-on DWR treatment like Nikwax SoftShell Proof™ or McNette. Make sure the garment is clean and dry, apply the finish evenly, let it soak, wipe off excess, and remember it won't make the jacket waterproof but will improve water resistance without affecting moisture management.
Castelli Nano Flex fabric utilizes a combination of a DWR finish and tiny nanofilaments to repel water effectively, preventing it from soaking through. This treatment remains effective for approximately 40-50 washes if the jacket is washed correctly without fabric softener-containing detergent. To restore water resistance, you can either use a commercial spray-on softshell DWR finish or, if necessary, tumble dry on low heat for 20 minutes. If tumble drying is not possible, gently iron the dry jacket with a cloth in between, avoiding heat-transfer logos.