Creating clothing for athletes at the highest level of the sport is the most demanding proving ground for Castelli. Ryder Hesledal was not only reaping the benefits of his light weight Cervélo R5ca bike on the first epic Giro mountain stage to Cervinia, the super light weight and quick drying Castelli Inferno shorts and Climbers jersey gave him an extra advantage in the big mountains.
CLIMBERS JERSEY – its almost impossible to see the difference between the Garmin Aero Race jersey and the Climbers jersey on television. Made from our super light weight Strada Light 3D mesh, and an aero Velocity fabric, it’s cut to hug the torso and to eliminate any excess fabric flapping when battling into the wind. It’s 90 grams of next-to-nothing, our quickest drying jersey ever, and it gives up just 3 watts at 40 km/h compared to the Aero Race jersey.
One of the jersey’s advantageous properties is that it hardly absorb water. After all, what good would a lightweight jersey be if it soaked up water like a standard cycling jersey. So it’s light whether wet or dry, and the fabric is knit as a mesh. This all but guarantees its coolness when you’re moving and can get some wind blowing over your body. A full length front zipper complements the jersey for maximum temperature regulation in hot weather.