The Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket is a modern interpretation of the wind shell jacket, the one you keep in your pocket for a long descent or put on for the first hour of the ride until the day warms up. That jacket used to be a simple affair — a nylon shell — but the lack of stretch meant that it had to be cut on the generous side to fit all body shapes, both on and off the bike. Castelli completely reimagined what the shell jacket should be and how it's constructed. They added panels on the sides and the sleeves in a very high-stretch yet tightly knit fabric that allows for a modern, close-to-body fit for aero gains on any terrain, and it actually keeps more heat in than a jacket that's flapping about. Castelli kept it very compact so that it can pack away into minimal space in a jersey pocket. The stretch panels are treated for water repellency, which will help in a light mist, but this is not meant to be a true rain jacket.
Sizing Note: Many Castelli products are designed with a European race-fit, and the Squadra Stretch Jacket falls into this category. We recommend sizing up one size for a standard race fit, or two sizes for a more relaxed fit.
- Coated ripstop nylon front and back and front of sleeves to keep wind off
- Tightly knit stretch panels on sides and sleeves allow for perfect fit
- High collar to keep drafts out
- Reflective details on chest and lower back for low-light visibility
This product was added to our catalog on August 20, 2021