Castelli Poggio Jacket review

We put on Castelli's £159 Poggio jacket and find it good for spring and autumn riding

Cycling Weekly Verdict

As ever Castelli’s detail and cut is one of the best whilst the collar is an absolute winner and worthy of the highest praise. It’s the specificity that is really the only downfall of the Poggio, it’s an expensive garment that has superb performance but a narrow window within which it’s really suitable. We’ve docked Castelli a point for the high cost so if you can find someone selling Poggio at a discount and you like the style then definitely snap one up.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb detail in both fabric, choice and cut

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    Lightweight construction

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    Less aggressive fit

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    Four colours, six sizes

Reasons to avoid
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    Temperature range is too limited

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    No zipped security pocket

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Don’t be confused by the robust look of the Poggio jacket’s construction, whilst it appears to be for serious winter mornings it’s actually a relatively thin and therefore cool garment.

Constructed with a front panel of Gore’s Windstopper X-Lite stretch fabric (quite a mouthful), it’s designed for temperatures between 8 and 17 degrees when there could be a bit of rain in the air; which in theory makes it almost ideal for British spring and autumn rides.

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