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Castelli Fawesome 2 Vest

Castelli Clothing

4.8
4 Rider Reviews

$125.96

$100.76

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The cycling gilet or vest is an ever popular piece of kit; ultralight, thermal, rain proof or reflective it comes in many forms. Castelli’s Fawesome or F Awesome (we’ll let you fill in the blanks) Gilet uses the same Windstopper X-Lite fabric as the Gabba range and is the perfect partner for autumn and spring rides or for intense winter training.

A windproof and water-repellent fabric helps to keep your core warm whilst paired up with Nano Flex Arm Warmers or long sleeve jersey the Fawesome works as an expert winter top layer. Castelli’s usual generous finishing includes a full length YKK zipper, rear reflective trim and a Nano Flex flap to help keep spray off.

Castelli Fawesome 2 Vest

$125.96

$100.76

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4.8
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Product features
  • Reflective
  • Water Resistant
  • Windproof
  • Packable
  • Open Road
In Detail
  • Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric
  • Windproof
  • Water-repellant
  • Nano Flex fabric under arms
  • Full-length YKK Vislon zipper with wind flap
  • Rear reflective trim
Noteworthy
  • Uses Gabba fabric for poor weather riding
  • Ideal for blustery, drizzly or grey days
  • Rolls compactly into a rear pocket
Care
  • Wash cold
  • Air dry
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  • igloosarecool Belgium 05•09•2016
    Age: 37-47 Gender: Male Rides: All types
    igloosarecool Belgium 05•09•2016 Age: 37-47
    Gender: Male Rides: All types
    I needed a vest or gilet for an upcoming trip to the Ardennes and the weather was announced to be rather gloomy. With a chance of rain, a dash of sun, cold in the morning and rather moisty warm for the rest of the day I gathered I missed a specific garment for these conditions.

    I already knew the Castello Fawesome 2 from reviews around the internet and as it was reasonably priced I decided to order. Can’t go wrong with Castelli, right? I had read elsewhere that Castelli sizes are on the Italian side of things and that you need to order a size up. This is however the second time I let myself be fooled by this. I ordered the large instead of the medium - my normal size. Like other Castelli garments the vest has more of a race cut. So if you order your true size it will be snug and will not flap around, but without being restrictive. It will stretch if need be. Maybe the collar might have been a be a bit tight if I had ordered the medium size, but since I haven’t tried a medium yet, I can’t say for sure. So if you like it racey and snug, buy your size. If you're more a comfy club style rider, buy one size up.

    As a wind blocker this vest is great. No wind comes true. On the longer climbs I got rather warm and sweaty and had to unzip the vest. Luckily, the back is more breathable, which is A Good Thing. It probably won’t keep your back dry when the rain begins to pour down, but for a bit of drizzle or rapidly changing conditions the vest is just fine. It’s light enough and packs up great in my rear pocket. Did another ride where the vest was tucked in my pocket and didn’t really notice I was carrying it along.

    Final verdict. The vest is of high quality, well made and the Gabba fabric is really nice. I find it is great for descends and rapidly changing weather conditions where you need the comfort of an extra layer without having to carry a raincoat or soft-shell. It will do a fine job of keeping your chest warm on a chilly morning. What more can you expect from a gilet?

    PS: Should have bought the medium size anyhow so I’m giving this a true-to-size review, but will deduct a star because of the uncertainty of Italian sizing. Would have given it a full 4 and halve if the rating system allowed for it. Yet another reason to fight the system I guess.
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  • Clive Hicks United Kingdom 29•07•2016
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Clive Hicks United Kingdom 29•07•2016
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Very comfortable in XL to fit M size as with all Castelli.
    Good wind & shower proofing.
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  • Kenty United Kingdom 17•05•2016
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    Kenty United Kingdom 17•05•2016
    Gender: Male Rides: Road
    The usual Castelli quality and fit, lack of pockets is the only down side.
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  • Craig Hardaker United Kingdom 11•09•2015
    Age: 37-47 Gender: Male Rides: All types
    Craig Hardaker United Kingdom 11•09•2015 Age: 37-47
    Gender: Male Rides: All types
    Great product, keeps you warm on colder rides. Would prefer pockets on the rear, but ok to wear underneath a jersey. Highly recommended
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Size Chart
This is the brand’s general size chart, use this to get an idea of which size is right for you.
MEN S M L XL XXL
chest (cm) 92 96 100 105 110
waist (cm) 80 84 88 93 98
inseam (cm) 81 82 83 84 85
WOMEN XS S M L XL XXL
chest (cm) 79 84 89 94 99 104
waist (cm) 63 68 73 78 83 88
hips (cm) 87 92 97 102 107 112
inseam (cm) 75 76 77 78 79 80
GLOVES S M L XL XXL
palm size (cm) 24 24.8 25.4 26.6 26.4
For an accurate glove size, please measure across your flat open palm just below the fingers, then compare your measurement to the chart above. If it's a close call, go one size up or down depending on the result.
SOCKS S/M L/XL 2XL
shoe size (Euro) 36-39 40-43 44-47
Overshoes S M L XL XXL
shoe size (Euro) 36-39 40-42 43-44 45-46 46-48

Where is my order sent from?

All orders are packed & shipped from our HQ in the UK on the same day you order, if in stock and ordered before 3pm GMT Monday to Friday.

Delivery

We offer both mail and express ship options courtesy of Royal Mail and DHL respectively.  Below you will find a rundown of default delivery costs, but to see your personalised shipping cost, please visit the delivery section of checkout when you have added some items to your bag. Please note that orders of bulky items will attract a surcharge.

 Airmail*DHL Express*
N. AMERICA Up to 10 working days, from $8 2 day, from $10
EUROPE Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €8
SCANDINAVIA Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €10
AUSTRALIA / NZ Up to 10 working days, from $10 3 day, from $20
JAPAN Up to 10 working days, from ¥700 3 day, from ¥1400
REST OF WORLD Up to 14 working days, from $10 3 day, from £20

60 days return period

You may return items from your order for any reason up to 60 days after delivery. Please visit the returns booking page to schedule a return.

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