When a column of brooding clouds threaten your Saturday morning ride, you can't just reach for any old rain jacket "just in case." Whether you've learned from experience or not, we can assure you that the qualities that make a good general use rain jacket are not the same as those that matter on the bike. Rather than spending your ride clammy and overheating under a stiff, unyielding shell, reach for the Castelli Superleggera Jacket the next time the skies make you uneasy.
Unlike that rain shell in your closet, the Superleggera will easily pack away into a small saddle pack if stormy clouds blow over and the sun comes back out, but its wind- and water-resistant fabric be up to the task of staving off bad weather while maintaining breathability. Castelli wisely added a completely waterproof panel of fabric at the back of the jacket as well, which won't soak through when you're dealing with wheel spray and wet roads for miles on end.
- Pertex Quantum base fabric with low air permeability to keep you dry
- Stretch Torrent waterproof fabric insert on back
- Extremely packable
- YKK Vislon zipper
- Front and rear reflectivity