Castelli Squadra Long vest review

A handy gilet that keeps things light

Our rating 
3.8 out of 5 star rating 3.8
GBP £35.00 RRP | AUD $59.00 | USD $45.00
Castelli Squadra Long vest

Our review

A lightweight, packable gilet that's good to go
Buy if, You want a lightweight and small-packing emergency gilet on the road
Pros: Svelte, breathable, light, cheap
Cons: Not as water repellent as some
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The Squadra Long is a minimalist gilet that — at under £30 — doesn’t cost the earth, especially when you consider it’s from high-end brand Castelli.


This gilet is lightweight, weighing just 60g and easily fits into a jersey pocket. It’s ideal for throwing on for big descents year round and is also perfect for keeping out the chills during the cooler season, thanks to its windproof qualities.

While it’s not completely waterproof the long tail helps protect your rear from road spray. 

As a lightweight, it doesn’t offer the insulation of bulkier gilets or breathe as well more expensive vests, but thanks to a mesh panel you’re never left too sweaty.

If you do need something more breathable Castelli offers its more expensive Superleggera at £80. 

Also, if fluoro yellow isn’t your thing, Castelli also has its Squadra Long in black or white. It works superbly as an extra emergency windproof layer and is ideal for your commute.

  • Weight: 60g (Size S)
  • Sizes: XS – XXXL
  • Colours: Black, White, Yellow Fluoro

Product Specifications


Name Squadra Long Vest
Brand Castelli

Windproof Yes