To some, a pairing of Merlin and Castelli might seem a bit odd. After all, Merlin built its legacy in Massachusetts, while Castelli is widely known as the quintessential Italian cycling apparel manufacturer. However, we don't see the two at odds. Instead, we see a dedication to perfection as having no borders or nationality, which creates a natural equilibrium here in the Merlin Training Jersey.
For the construction of the Merlin Training jersey, Castelli employed its Procool Plus fabric. This material is woven with a controlled stretch that adds to the overall race-fit and support of the jersey. For moisture management and thermo-regulation, Castelli also gave the jersey its patented Prosecco treatment. Essentially, process is a topical, hydrophilic treatment that spreads moisture out over a large surface area for rapid evaporation. Ultimately, it keeps you cooler and drier over the duration of a long, hot ride.
In terms of fit, inset raglan sleeves add to the comfort of the Merlin Training jersey by providing an ideal anatomical fit. Additionally, this design feature eliminates any fabric bunching under your arms. To keep the jersey in place, Castelli incorporated an elastic waistband that prevents rise when you're in the drops, and sagging when the pockets are loaded. A full-length YKK zipper also runs the course of the front panel. So, you're able to control your temperature on-the-fly in order to prevent overheating.
At the rear, three pockets provide ample storage for your ride essentials. And in terms of design, Merlin logos and iconography on the back, front, and sleeves of the jersey let your fellow riders know where you frame allegiance lies.
The Castelli Merlin Training Jersey is available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.