Castelli Espresso 4 Jacket - The Castelli Espresso's previous 3 versions have all featured in my top winter jacket list – it has always been a properly warm, very comfortable and had a level of luxury unseen in any other functional piece.
For this fourth generation version the leap forward is frankly amazing like going from two paper cups and a piece of string to a iphone-7. And starting with your Iphone-7 (or equivalent) this now fits in the chest pocket. OK now we are talking of pockets, in addition to the large external chest pocket we have the traditional 3 open topped pockets around back and 2 bonus occasional pockets accessed through the chest vents (yes we retain the chest vents) Also retained and improved is the floating shoulders making the Espresso a good choice for Triathlete or anyone who doesn't stick to the pro tour climbers body physique. New wrist closures ensure draft free fit with no binding and a similar neck closure is helmet and head thingy compatible. The safety conscious should be happy that it now features 365 reflective detailing.
The Castelli Espresso 4 is out and out the warmest cushiest winter jacket you can buy but clever venting means it has a wide comfort range ideal for cold starts. Finally a quick note on sizing if you are generally between sizes for Castelli size down in the Espresso or buy your standard size for space for seriously cold winter layering.
Castelli on The Espresso 4 Everything we do is somehow designed to make you faster. Think of this as your go-fast- in-July jacket. We didn't make it aero, so it's not going to help you win the club training rides in January. What we did is include every creature comfort to help you get in as much training as you can stand over the winter. It's cut a little looser than our race pieces. The full Gore® Windstopper® construction seals out the cold while offering the best available breathability, although we did add chest ventilation zips for when you need even more. We've brought new wrist and neck closures to improve these difficult areas, and you get three big pockets plus a zippered chest pocket.