Castelli Alpha ROS 2 Light women's jacket review

Castelli's range of winter gear is becoming bewilderingly vast, but if you're looking for a 'suits most conditions' middle ground, this is the one to go for

Castelli Alpha ROS 2 Light women’s jacket
(Image credit: Michelle Arthurs Brennan)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A few years ago, the Castelli Gabba (and the Perfetto which followed) was the go-to winter layer for riders seeking protection from the rain whilst still allowing for harder efforts. Since then, the range has expanded dramatically. The Alpha ROS 2 Light offers a more relaxed fit, and its double-layer construction means it is warmer. If you're after a middle-ground jacket you can wear in most conditions, this is an excellent choice.

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Every year, Castelli sends the Cycling Weekly office a large box of new season winter kit to review. The size of the box seems to grow annually as the brand, whose scorpian logo is ever present on any British winter club run, allows its skews to multiply.

It's hard not to make any predictions, but with Castelli already making several entries over the years in to our hand picked choices of the best winter cycling jackets any delivery from the brand get's us pretty excited. 

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