Castelli Free jacket review

The Castelli Free jacket is an impressive piece of kit that will keep you warm on all but the coldest of days.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Despite this pocket-sized problem, the Castelli Free jacket is an excellent option for keeping you warm in cold, dry weather. The well-designed collar and cuffs team up with the Windstopper fabric to keep the cold at bay, while the slim fit will make sure you look as good as well as warm.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Good fit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Small pocket openings

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The Gabba might have grabbed the headlines over the past few years, but Castelli have an impressive range of other jackets to cater for every meteorological scenario. The Castelli Free jacket is designed  to keep the cold out on dry, winter days, and does a good job with a garment that is close-fitting in all the right areas to keep the wind at bay.

At £175 RRP, the Castelli Free jacket sits bang in the middle of the Italian brand's range of windproof jackets and is designed for temperatures of between zero and 10ºC. In reality though,  you can extend this range depending on what other pieces of clothing you choose to pair it with.

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