Wearing a sleeveless jersey can be a huge relief on those very hot days, but what we gain in cool comfort we sometimes lose in practicality. Pockets for women's jerseys can often be minimalist at best, non-existent at worst. But never fear: the Castelli Perla Full Zip Sleeveless Women's Jersey gives you the benefit of a jersey intended for those hottest days, while still giving you enough pocket space to take along your usual kit.
Castelli uses its Softflex fabric for the major panels; it offers the look and even feel of finely brushed cotton, but it delivers the accommodating stretch and wicking properties of a performance fabric. The microfiber collar and sleeve trim is even softer and equally adept at wicking sweat.
The storage space in the Perla Sleeveless Jersey is nothing short of monumental, especially in comparison to other women-specific sleeveless jerseys. Three rear pockets are even augmented by a zippered pocket that will keep your keys safe; finally, someone realizes that we ladies need just as much pocket space as the men do. Two reflective rear tabs will help keep you visible if you are caught out after dark.
The Castelli Perla Full Zip Sleeveless Women's Jersey comes in Anthracite and Pink Gardenia. It is available in X-Small through X-Large.
I received this yesterday and wore it for a ride last night. The fabric is very soft, and it wicks wonderfully ... didn't get soggy at all. I thought the armholes might be a little too snug, they're lined with trim, but I didn't notice the detailing there at all...not a bother. The full zip is a nice feature, and this thing is loaded with deep pockets, including a zip one that's perfect for keys (THANK you!!). At 5'7" and 120#, the size small was a perfect fit. It was just right in front, and the drop hem in back stayed down all night...no creeping up. (I do have hips, so sometimes this is a problem.) Another home run for Castelli, and super-fast cutsomer service from Backcountry.com. (The price dropped the day after I bought this, and -- per company policy -- they refunded the difference.)
Love this top!!!! Good/true fit, good quality, convenient full zip, and love the hot pink trim with the black. I am tall ( 5' 10") and it's a good length. Very satisfied with my purchase :)
Couldn't have found a softer more flattering top! Love the pocket configuration. The fit is a bit short in the front, but dips in the back, soft around the arms - really just lovely.
By far the best jersey I have ever worn! Comfortable, flattering, and does not ride up during long hot rides.