Castelli Alpha RoS 2 W Jacket
As low as $272.99 $389.99
✔ Rain or Shine engineering makes this our best jacket ever for dry conditions while also providing significant rain protection ✔ GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER ® 150 fabric for wind protection with high breathability and effective rain protection ✔ Reduced seaming with seam sealing on shoulders reduces chances for water to enter through stitching ✔ Double-layer Alpha construction separates insulating layer from wind/water barrier to let you better regulate ventilation ✔ Water-resistant YKK ® Vislon ® zipper slides easily for better regulation of airflow ✔ Raw-edge waist with silicone gripper lies flat and seals out wind ✔ Double-layer cuff integrates with glove to prevent cold wind or water from entering at wrist ✔ Stretch fabrics with advanced patterning make for excellent close-to-body fit that still accommodates a wide range of body types ✔ Back ventilation ✔ 3 rear pockets with reflective laser-cut drain holes ✔ Zippered secure side pocket for valuables ✔ 454 g (Small) ✔ -5°-10°C / 23°-50°F
A couple holding hands while ice skating over a frozen lake and kids making a snowman with button eyes and a carrot for a nose are scenes of people having fun during the winter months. Yet these scenes aren’t necessarily fun for women cyclists who ride a bike into the wind and therefore feel the winter cold times ten. Snow and ice form in cold, wet weather. These elements can keep a female cyclist off the bike for months at a time. For a women athlete who doesn’t want to lose her fitness in the colder months, Castelli has designed the Alpha Rain or Shine 2 Woman’s Jacket. This Castelli thermal jacket is designed to fit a woman’s body as she is riding a bike. In the Alpha she’ll have complete freedom of movement for sprints, climbs, time trials or just cruising on a long winter training ride. She can wear it as a single layer for moderately cold weather or she can stay warm in subfreezing weather when worn as an outer layer over a Castelli long sleeve jersey and base layer. The cycling jacket itself has two layers; wind blocking layer and insulating layer. The insulating layer maintains body heat while the same warming fabric circulates air to keep you from overheating. The ventilation will also dry out sweat. One of the last things you want to happen on a winter ride is to perspire and then have body moisture form into ice. You will become dangerously cold. The Alpha Jacket keeps cold weather at bay. The three-layered outer Gore Windstopper 150 membrane is made of billions of pores that are big enough for water molecules to evaporate but too small for wind to break through. You will stay warm and dry in this Castelli jacket. If you heat up, easily unzip the outer shell to let in just enough breeze to cool you down without feeling like you’re in the arctic. The thermal layer underneath insulates to below freezing temperatures while air circulates through the warm fabric to evaporate sweat. Raw-edge construction at both the waist and wrists creates a surface that fits well with gloves. The hem stays in place and the wrist material doesn’t bunch up. Furthermore, silicone grippers at waistband keep the jacket comfortably in place. The collar is cut and made with a material that will ensure no cold wind enters at your neck. Three rear pockets provide plenty of space for storing nutrition. Finally, you can secure your valuables in a zippered front pocket. For milder conditions try the Castelli Alpha RoS 2 Light Woman’s Jacket.