Castelli Gabba WS review

Weather proof, long sleeve jersey

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £219.99 RRP
Castelli Gabba WS

Our review

High price, but a surprisingly versatile and addictive addition to your bike wardrobe
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Castelli’s Gabba isn’t cheap, easy to pack or properly waterproof, but we’ve used this and its short-sleeved brother loads this year.

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Designed as a foul-weather jersey for pro peloton riders rather than a temporary shell, you get three deep back pockets and a flap-free aero fit from Gore’s stretchy Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric.

The thin softshell material wicks well even when you’re hammering along, with two big zipped vents to help you control core temperature. While it isn’t properly waterproof, the coating shrugs off showers and long sleeves and dropped tail mean excellent coverage. 

Critically, it stays a lot warmer than a thin shell if it does get wet and we’ve been okay even in snowy conditions. Typically for Italian kit, even slim riders will have to size up though and it’s too bulky and heavy to pocket.

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This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Gabba WS (12)
Brand Castelli

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Additional Features • Windstopper X-Light Plus fabric for light weight and almost total wind and water protection. • NanoFlex fabric inserts under arms for temprature regulation and added comfort. • Rear Storm flap construction to protect from wheel spray. • Front zippered chest vents. • Silicone gripper to limit jersey ride up. • Full length YKK Vislon zipper. • 3 rear pockets with drain holes. • Rear reflective trim. • Weight 168g • Comfortable Temp range, 7c to 15c