Women ride as hard as men. We ride in the rain and in the bitter cold, and most importantly, we pile on winter base miles. We need the same protection against the elements as our male counterparts. But, let's be honest, we're shaped differently. Castelli, an Italian cycling clothier, designs women's cycling gear with this in mind. The Castelli Viziata Women's Wind Jacket FZ is a part of this line, and you'll find that it fits like a glove.
The Viziata Wind Jacket FZ was cut from the patented Windstopper X-Fast 2 fabric. Why? Well, because this softshell material is both windproof and highly breathable. It's a multi-layered, fleece-lined fabric that ensures that the wind and cold stay out. Additionally, it wicks moisture away from your skin in order to keep you dry and consistently regulated. It should also be noted that the Viziata is water-resistant, meaning that you'll be well covered during freak downpours. However, if you ride in the rain insistently, the Castelli Sella jacket is probably better suited to your needs.
Cut to fit women, the Viziata features princess seaming that nips in at the waist and then back out to cover your hips. The back is slightly elongated, and grip strips were added to the hem. So, you won't have to tug the jacket down every time that you reach a stop light. A true winter cycling jacket, the Viziata features three large back pockets to house all of your riding essentials. And for added visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, reflective details have been sewn into the back seams.
In addition to fit, pattern and color are of particular importance to women. And while some women rock a team kit, others prefer less race-oriented colorways. For this reason, Castelli has found a careful balance between sponsor-laden kits and wallpaper-like floral treatments. Its women's line features classic Black and White colors, as well as bold colorways with eye-catching graphics. And who can resist the pedigree behind its Scorpion logo?
The Castelli Viziata Women's Wind Jacket FZ is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors White/black, Magenta/white, Black/white, Electric Blue/white, and Cherry/black.