Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket (Fiery Red/Dark Grey) (XL)

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Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket (Fiery Red/Dark Grey) (XL)
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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.

Features:

  • 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

Specifications:
Gender: Men
Application: Multi-Element
Visibility: Yes
Packable: Yes
Pockets: -
Color: Red

This product was added to our catalog on August 20, 2021

Saturday, Dec 25 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket (Fiery Red/Dark Grey) (S)
After contacting Nashbar they resolved the return to my satisfaction so I am updating my review.
Wednesday, Dec 22 2021 (4 weeks ago)
Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket (Fiery Red/Dark Grey) (XL)
This jacket was EXACTLY what I was looking for. No frills, ultra light, packable. The description describes it perfectly. I use it on foggy days to keep the mist off and windy days as a wind shell. If you are riding hard, it won't get too hot. The stretch panels to allow it to be a comfy fit. But, as other reviews have said, it does run small. I had to size up. For context, I'm 6'2" and 180lbs. I usually wear a medium and needed a Large for a snug fit. I ended up with an XL to get a standard fit. But aside from that, this is a great piece of kit to have.
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Friday, Dec 10 2021 (6 weeks ago)
Castelli Men's Squadra Stretch Jacket (Fiery Red/Dark Grey) (L)
These jackets run very very small. I bought a men's large and it fit my wife who wears a small women's. It cost me $26 dollars to send it back. I've been dealing with Nashbar for 30 years but I will be very careful about what I purchase from them in the future.

Castelli Sizing: Many Castelli products are designed with a European race-fit. It is not uncommon to size up one size for a standard, race fit or two sizes for a more relaxed fit.

Measurement Guide:

  1. Chest: Measure the circumference around the fullest part of chest, under arms
  2. Waist: Measure circumference around natural waistline keeping the tape a bit loose

Chest
Circumference (in)
Waist
Circumference (in)
XS34.5"30"
S36"31"
M37.5"33"
L39"34.5"
XL41"36.5"
2XL43"38.5"
3XL45"40.5"

Note: All measurements are provided by the manufacturer and may vary depending on how measurements are acquired. Castelli instructs that for best results measurements be taken over underwear. Castelli recommends sizing up if measurements fall between sizes for a better fit.