Castelli Free Aero Race 4.1 jersey review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Castelli Free Aero Race 4.1 jersey takes a racing-oriented design and tones it down, adding features for use by the more general rider, without losing its aero edge.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable race-fit jersey

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    Claimed aero advantages

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    Nice features for more general riders, including reflectives and a fourth zipped pocket

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Reasons to avoid
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Castelli’s cutting edge clothing meets the marginal gains demanded by Team Sky. But rather than retiring its Free Aero Race 4 jersey when it improved on it for the racers, Castelli has reimagined it for the everyday rider. It retains its aero fabrics and excellent moisture management, while being easier to live with for the amateur rider looking for the best. It’s one of our favourite jerseys and part of our exclusive Editor’s Choice selection for 2018.

The original Castelli Free Aero Race 4.0 jersey was once Castelli’s top-spec racing-fit jersey. But when the newer Aero Race 5.1 jersey supplanted it at the top of the tree, rather than stop making the 4.0, Castelli tweaked its features to increase its appeal for a broader spectrum of riders.

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