CASTELLI ALPHA ROS 2 JACKET
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Original price $369.95 - Original price $369.95
$369.95 - $369.95
Current price $369.95
When Castelli sat down to make the Alpha RoS 2 Jacket, their goal was to create the perfect winter jacket. By starting with a list of things they didn't like about current jackets, they could solve all of this and, in doing so, make the best winter jacket ever.
Using a double-layer construction, the Alpha RoS 2 features an outer wind-protection layer that can be opened, while the inner insulation layer stays closed. This allows you to choose when you want to ventilate, letting airflow in and moisture out. The openings (neck/waist/wrist) were also important to redesign. The Alpha RoS 2 has a neck that comes up high and is shaped to move with you, whether you're out of the saddle, or down in the aero position. The waist features a stretch layer with silicone beads that lie flat and completely shuts out wind while keeping the jacket from bunching or riding up. The unique achievement of this jacket is a brand-new double-layer wrist opening. The inner layer goes under your glove and seals tight to your wrist, while the outer layer goes over top of the glove, so rain and moisture roll over the top and outside your glove, instead of dripping inside.
Of course, what would the perfect winter jacket be if it didn't hold up in the rain and wet conditions. Naturally, Castelli built the exterior from GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® fabric along with waterproof seam taping on critical seams around the shoulder. Other seams are hidden away from direct water flow, and the water-repellent treatment does a great job of preventing most moisture from getting in. Castelli considers this jacket essentially waterproof, after applying after applying all their efforts to find a balance between water protection, breathability and comfort. It doesn't mean that no drop will ever come in, but after longish rides in real rain you should come out completely dry.
Practically perfect in every way, this jacket gets the Team Ineos seal of approval as it's a favorite amongst their riders as the most versatile performance jacket for cold-weather training Castelli's ever made.
- 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
- -5°-10 °C / 23°-50°F