45% off Castelli Perfetto Vest Windproof Cycling Gilet


Castelli's Perfetto Vest is a very versatile piece of clothing

The windproofing makes it ideal as an extra layer for chilly starts and it'll pack into a jersey pocket if the weather warms up.

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This gilet is one of the new-style garments that bridges the gap between summer and winter kit. The protection that it offers makes it great for rides in foul weather, but if the sun should come out, you won't overheat thanks to the breathability. We find the breathability to be particularly useful when riding in the mountains as you can pop this on for a descent, then once the climbing starts again, we often forget to take this off.

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Castelli has used Gore Windstopper® 150 fabric on the front that gives the protection against the wind. That allows your core to keep itself warm and it's a great way of shutting out the wind when wearing a thermal jersey that has no windproofing.

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On the back, the Nano Light fabric sheds water but allows significant breathability. This water-shedding ability means that if you're riding on semi-wet roads, spay from your rear wheel won't soak through to your lower back.

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For days when you'll be keeping the gilet on all day, Castelli has put two pockets on the rear so that you'll have quick access to your all-important ride snacks. You can then store your other spares in your jersey pockets underneath.

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For extra visibility in the low-light conditions of autumn and winter, Castelli has placed reflective trim on the pockets and lower-back hem. While it's no substitute for a good set of lights, we'll take all the visibility we can get.

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About Castelli

Castelli stretches back more than 134 years to a small tailoring shop in Milan founded by Vittore Gianni. The Company took a definitive turn toward cycling in 1935, when one Armando Castelli became a part of Gianni’s staff. Four years later, Castelli purchased the company from Gianni, and the story kicks into gear. Armando supplied the cycling hero’s of Coppi, Bartali, Bobet, Van Looy, and Anquetil, and along the way expanded that effort into supplying a handful of professional teams.

For three decades, Castelli created apparel that defined modern cycling. Eddy Merckx carried a refined version of a Castelli body suit to the world record in the one-hour. Bernard Hinault wore a Castelli windproof jersey to win the Fleche Wallone classic. Perhaps most importantly, Maurizio pioneered the sublimation dye process, an advance that allowed colors, logos, and his signature aesthetic flair to be added to even the most technical fabric. Cycling – and sponsorships – would never be the same.

The focus on innovation at Castelli is not a slogan, it’s a mantra of sorts. The passion and desire of Maurizio Castelli to create enhancing performance clothing is just as evident today as it was in 1974. Each and every day we set out to create tomorrow’s revolutionary futuristic clothing.

About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.

From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.

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