With the soaring prices of cycling apparel and equipment these days, versatility becomes more and more important. Some companies act like you need a different two-hundred dollar jersey for each five-degree temperature variation. That's why it's so nice to see Castelli, one of the most respected names in Italian cycling apparel, designing clothing with three-season versatility in mind. The Castelli Prologo 3 Jersey, for example, offers fatigue-reducing comfort across a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.
Castelli constructed the Prologo 3 from its proprietary Stratus fabric. This material features a dual-layer composition that's been designed with moisture transport as its primary goal. To achieve this, the 100% polyester inner-layer pulls sweat away from the skin, transferring it to the thin, microfiber outer-layer. The duality creates soft, breathable, and quick-drying system that feels light and airy on the skin. Additionally, Castelli also gave the jersey its patented Prosecco treatment. This process is a topical, hydrophilic treatment that spreads moisture out over a larger surface area for rapid evaporation. Ultimately, it keeps you cooler and drier over your race or club ride.
For ventilation, Castelli inserted a mesh panel across the the back of the jersey. You'll also find a full-length YKK zipper running the course of the front panel. So, with a quick zip, you can control your temperature on long climbs without overheating.
Adding to that design is a full-length camlock zipper that allows ventilation fine tuning that won't migrate when pedaling. The Prologo 3's lower hem has a wide silicon gripper to prevent riding up, and the three rear pockets are secure and easy to reach when riding. Castelli also added a zippered key pocket to ensure that your keys are still with you at the end of your ride.
The Castelli Long-Sleeve Prologo 3 has a full compliment of reflective elements for low-light safety, and it's available in Black/red and White/black with sizes ranging from Small through to XXX-Large.