Castelli Sottile gilet review

Superlight jacket

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £54.00 RRP
Castelli Sottile

Our review

Appealing on paper, but disappointing to use: noisy and sweaty
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The Castelli Sottile looks flash and is practically intangible, it’s so light. The price isn’t bad either. But it’s a bit disappointing in use.


A zip in the seam allows access to your jersey pockets but, for Castelli, it’s poorly finished and feels flimsy. The collar on our large size was too small to zip up. The material is waterproof, but the main zip isn’t.


It’s not very windproof, annoyingly flappy and noisy at speed, and lacks ventilation at the back. It’s obviously designed for ‘emergency’ use as it gets pretty sweaty after a very short time.

Product Specifications


Name Sottile
Brand Castelli

Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Available Colours Transparent
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens
Weight (g) 68
Colour Transparent
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Windproof Yes