Castelli - Perfetto Convertible
Improved Performance - Perfetto, For All Conditions
The famous Gabba started out as a request from pro riders who wanted a short-sleeve rain jacket for racing in the rain. Castelli initially thought it would be such a hopelessly niche product that they'd never sell any, but it was made because their pro riders needed it. However, it turned out that the Gabba revolutionised the way pro riders dress for wet conditions, and now cyclists everywhere have found a better way to dress for cool conditions, whether dry or wet. Along the way Castelli added a long-sleeve version of the Gabba, and then a vest, a lighter-weight version and even one with removable sleeves. It was starting to become a bit confusing, but the one constant was that everyone was using the same word to describe these products: perfect. Or in Italian, “perfetto.” Castelli have chosen to rename this family of products the Perfetto family, and the Gabba name will be reserved for the original short-sleeve jacket for racing in the rain.
Perfection - Refined
Castelli have made numerous improvements, including a stronger DWR (durable water repellency) finish to help rain run off the jacket and keep you drier. They've also further refined the fit and the drainage of the back pocket. There’s a Perfetto product for every condition, from the lightweight wind vest to the Perfetto Convertible Jacket that can be worn in extreme cold conditions when you layer a thermal jersey underneath. You can count on every Perfetto product performing exceptionally well in dry conditions and providing significant protection from wet conditions. All while staying very aerodynamic and with the fit and cut that changed how we all dress for the cold.
The highly stretchable Windstopper® X-Lite fabric moves naturally with your body and doesn’t restrict movement. It also delivers unprecedented performance, with 100% wind protection, and up to ten times greater breathability compared to other windproof fabrics