The Castelli Perfetto Women’s Jacket is the latest version of the long sleeved Gabba, probably Castelli’s most well-known and well-loved piece. The go-to option for riding out in poor weather, the Perfetto has all the traits of a windproof, water repellent jacket but feels more like a jersey. Renowned for the high level of comfort it offers when the weather turns sour, the Perfetto has been tweaked for winter 2016 with an improved water repellent finish, refined fit, laser cut drain holes in the pockets and flatter, better fitting splash flap at the rear.
The Perfetto also has a full length YKK zip with wind flap, three rear pockets, silicone gripper on the waistband, reflective details to aid visibility and a slim, aero fit. Its versatility may well mean it is the only jacket you need - it can be coupled with a base layer for autumn or spring then ‘beefed up’ with your choice of additional layers when the cold really sets in. The Perfetto is the jacket which will get you out of hibernation mode and raring to go out on the bike - if it’s good enough for the pros, it’s definitely good enough for us.