Better than Castelli Gabba? Wet weather racing jackets on test

During the 2013 edition of Milan-San Remo, the weather was horrendous. Many of the pro peloton could be seen wearing a black jersey to fend off the foul conditions. That jersey was the original Castelli Gabba.

If a pro rider is willing to be fined for wearing a piece of kit not supplied by a sponsor and which is in breach of UCI regulations, we can infer that it must be seriously good. Other manufacturers have rushed to develop products to compete with the Gabba and match its performance in awful weather. In response, Castelli has launched an updated version, the Gabba 2.

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