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Castelli Rain or Shine

A State Of The Art Kit To Handle Extreme Fluctuations In Weather.

Castelli – www.castelli-cycling.com – introduces a new classification of performance cycling wear that shatters previous standards of innovation in the world of cycling wear. The struggle for the perfect jacket for temperamental weather has found its equilibrium in this extremely versatile kit from Castelli.

Rain or Shine (RoS) is a new line of products from Castelli that are designed to be phenomenal in dry weather, and your go-to jacket, tight or jersey for those cool or cold dry days, even when there is a chance of rain. When you need something that is warm, comfortable, breathable, and simply amazing for every ride.

By using a combination of Gore’s new Windstopper® light rain-resistant membrane, DWR treatment and selective seam sealing, careful seam placement and construction, and a waterproof YKK® Vislon® zipper — Castelli has made the RoS jacket virtually waterproof while not compromising the characteristics that made it such a great dry-weather jacket.

The RoS jacket establishes a new definition in what a jacket can do. It performs impeccably well in the dry, but offers complete water protection in the rain. Making your ride enjoyable, rain or shine.

· Rain or Shine engineering provides insulation and breathability for cold and dry rides, with effective waterproofing for wet rides
· Gore® Windstopper® 150 fabric provides wind protection with high breathability and effective rain protection
· Seam sealing on shoulders, reduced seaming and double stitching keep you mostly dry
· Alpha construction separates wind/water protection layer from insulating layer
· Better ventilation and better moisture evaporation thanks to separate insulating layer
· Partially covered waterproof YKK® Vislon® zipper slides easily and lies flat
· Raw-edge waist lies flat and moves with you
· Raw-edge wrist cuffs lie flat for a perfect interface with gloves
· Stretch fabrics with advanced patterning make for an excellent close-to-body fit that still accommodates a wide range of body types
· 3 rear pockets with reflective laser-cut drain holes
· Weight: 515g.

The Alpha RoS Jersey is the game changer for all jerseys for when the weather turns – and even when it doesn’t. With windstopper waterproof fabric on front, sleeves, and lower back. The upper back is made with Castelli’s NanoFlex 2 water repellent finish, which allows the fabric to breathe, all while keeping water out. Amazing breathability and wide temperature range make this jersey a 3 season favorite, with near total water resistance.

· Lightweight double-layer wind jersey with significant rain protection
· Windstopper® 150 front and sleeves
· Nano Flex Xtra Dry back for the most significant non-membrane water protection available
· ProSecco Strada inner liner with 2nd front zip
· Waterproof YKK® Vislon® zipper
· Articulated collar that fits better whether you’re standing or riding
· Front zippered pocket
· 3 rear pockets with reflective laser-cut drain holes
· Raw-edge waist lies flat and moves with you
· Advanced patterning makes for excellent close-to-body fit
· Weight: 380g.

Winters are becoming less cold, and Castelli wanted to create the right tight for cool conditions. The upper portion of this tight is very similar their Omloop bibshort, but what Castelli has done is brought the thermal protection down over the front of the knee and added a lower panel in with their water-repellent Nano Light fabric. The comfort on this tight is amazing is in the top of its class, and it provides just enough warmth with full freedom of movement for long adventure rides in the fall, or your early-season mild-temperature long base rides.

· Lighter-weight bibtight for light winter conditions
· Thermoflex fabric for exceptional warmth, stretch, and breathability
· Lower panel in Nano Light fabric for splash protection
· Progetto X2 Air seat pad for long-distance comfort
· Mesh bib straps so that you can regulate insulation with your base layers, not the bib
· Weight: 262g

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