Castelli Pocket Liner waterproof jacket review

Unique Italian cycling top

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £290.00 RRP | USD $299.99

Our review

Well made, waterproof and breathable, but it isn't cheap
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The expense of the Castelli Pocket Liner jacket is partly due to the labour-intensive construction its design requires. 


The highly waterproof and breathable eVent material has ‘plissé stretch zones’ – concertina-like sections – to achieve an anatomical fit on the back and elbows. 

The breathability is improved with a couple of zipped side vents, while the zip’s wide external storm flap is supplemented by large velcro patches for extra security all the way up to the collar; adjustable velcro cuffs help to keep your wrists dry too. 

The eVent material shrugs off heavy rain very well, but for a lightweight top it’s still a squeeze getting it in a jersey pocket. This really is a great top… but it comes at a correspondingly top price.

The castelli pocket liner makes use of waterproof and breathable event material: the castelli pocket liner makes use of waterproof and breathable event material
Future Publishing

The level of waterproofing is fantastic

  • HIGHS:  Great waterproofing
  • LOWS: Not as packable as some
  • WE SAY… Great water resistance but it’s hard to ignore the £290 price

Product Specifications


Name Pocket liner jacket (13)
Brand Castelli

Description Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Available Colours Silver