When the weather turns cold, windy, and rainy, Castelli makes sure you have no clothing-related excuses for not riding outdoors. Its new Sella Rain Jacket packs the comfort and features found in your favorite long sleeve jersey, but constructed it from beefed-up, technically advanced materials to keep you protected and out on the open road.
To make the Sella Rain Jacket your go-to for wet weather riding, Castelli constructed it from the Torrent 3-layer laminate. This material is completely waterproof, wind-resistant, and highly breathable. And while we're always hesitant to support claims of waterproofness and breathability, this material has a water column rating of 10,000mm. Additionally, Castelli taped all of the jacket's seams, included a high, flip-up collar for added protection, and installed a waterproof zipper -- complete with rain flap and zipper garage -- in order to keep water from trickling in unexpectedly. For breathability, Castelli placed two large, zippered ventilation ports at the underarm portions of the jacket. Together, the fabric's attributes and characteristics provide a level of protection that keeps water from getting in, but rapidly assists its getting out.
Just as importantly, Torrent 3-layer was selected for its ability to stretch. As a result, the Sella Rain provides a hard-shell level of protection with the feel and freedom of movement of a softshell jacket. This clever system of protection also accentuates the purposeful cut and fit of the Sella. Essentially, the jacket's shape has been cut to mirror the body in the cycling position. So, you'll notice that the back has been elongated with the sleeves. This way, the annoyance of fabric bunching and pulling has been eliminated while you're on the hoods or in the drops.
Castelli finished off the jacket with microfleece lining at the inside collar, a left sleeve zippered pocket, elastic drawcord at the hem, and adjustable hook-and-loop closures at the wrists. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light riding conditions, Castelli added reflective piping and screen printing throughout the jacket.
The Sella Rain Jacket is available in sizes X-Small through X-Large and in the colors Black/red and White.