Castelli Perfetto Light review

A lighter weight version of the iconic Gabba, is the Castelli Perfetto Light as perfect as the name suggests?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The tail did tend to ride up in the size medium we tested, but overall the Castelli Perfetto is a great jersey for mixed and mild weather.

Reasons to buy
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    Close fit

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    Styling

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    Good pockets

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    Breathes well

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    Quick drying

Reasons to avoid
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    Tail rides up

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    We would prefer a more durable DWR

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Following the success of the Gabba, Castelli has expanded the range with the Perfetto, meaning 'perfect' in Italian. The Castelli Perfetto comes in a long-sleeve and a convertible guise in addition to the Light version we have here. So what is the Castelli Perfetto Light and how is it different from a Castelli Gabba?

The Perfetto Light is a slightly thinner, lighter version of the Gabba, made from a lighter-gauge Windstopper fabric. To be specific, the Gabba uses Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric while for the Perfetto Light it's Windstopper 150 , which is about 25 per cent lighter and stretches slightly differently.

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