Warm your core on chilly rides with the Castelli Fusione Vest. Zippered vents in the front and back make sure your temp is always just right. A fleece collar locks out cold breezes, and a silicon waistband gripper keeps the Fusione in place. Match the Fusione Vest up with the Fusione Jersey for a wind-cheating, nasty-weather-slaying combo.
I've had this vest now for about 4 months from December through March and by far my go to vest for most rides. What I like about it is the ability to adjust ventilation while I ride using the full front zipper, the two chest zips and the two back zips. I'm able to get just the right amount of ventilation for flats, climbing and descending under varying temperatures. I've used the vest with various long sleeve jerseys and I ride in the San Francisco Bay Area coastal hills where the weather can be quite variable. This vest handles that well. Air temp range I've used the vest: 38F to 70F. Final words - Real Cyclist fit chart has worked well for me, and yes, the vest collar does does not have fleece as others have noted.
This has become my staple for fall riding. Normal jersey beneath it paired with arm warmers keeps me at the perfect temperature in 40-45 degrees. Only reason why its not 5 stars is because of the awkward zipper/vents on the back. They work well, but the straps attached to the zippers look tacky and are hard to zip back up. Oh, there's no fleece in the collar either, like someone else mentioned but its not a big deal. Overall, it is a fantastic light weight shell that is not overly noisy in the wind. Recommended!
i live in Miami FL and this vest is perfect for the cold "winter" we have in S. Florida. I ordered a Large and Im 40-42 wide and fits just right. Definitely recommend this product. Also, good with the style points
great lightweight vest.will keep the wind at bay,and helps retain body heat. i've worn it with a mannaggia jersey in 35 degree weather,and was nice and warm. as usual,with castelli,it looks great too.
This wasn't what I thought it would be, to be honest. I wanted something a little bit warmer, but this is primarily a wind and rain blocker. I don't see any fleece in the collar like they state in the description, or anywhere, for that matter. Definitely not recommended for cold weather rides. Also, they run smaller, so I suggest going up a size. But for what it is, it works fine.
FWIW, this vest (size medium) weighs 155 grams...certainly not the lightest option out there. Also, I found it to be a bit short for my 5' 10" frame (155lbs). It does not cover an entire jersey at the bottom. The vent system works nicely, though one of the zipper clips broke on my first ride using it.