|Castelli Pazzo Cycling Jacket Red/White|
|Castelli Pazzo Cycling Jacket Black|
I love the versatility that this jacket allows -the sleeves zip off and make this into a vest, which has been perfect for the warmer afternoon/evening riding right now. The sleeve removal is not something you would do on the move, but it is easy to stop and do it on those Winter endurance-paced rides, or at a re-group point on your faster rides. When it does get colder I can get a warmer jersey on underneath. Add a rain cape over the top, as and when necessary, and you are pretty much set for most eventualities. It's the perfect layering piece as well as a stand alone for when it's not quite arctic out there! This for me gives great value because a number of pieces combined will always get used throughout Fall, Winter and Spring - whereas if I had one garment that really was for just the nastiest of weather, here in Portland I would not need it for probably 11 months of the year so I'd be paying the money to leave it hanging in the closet. Layering is good - whether biking, hiking or making lasagna - we all know that, right?!
|Castelli Pazzo Cycling Jacket White/Black|
The new look for this year is really nice and has some continuity, design-wise, with some of Castelli’s other pieces this year. It has a retro-modern classic look and really does look even better on and in real life than in the picture. I like the new raglan sleeve diagonal zipper update on the Pazzo too. My personal favorite Pazzo jacket is the red color option.
FYI - at 6'4" and 185lbs I found the size XXL best for me.