Castelli Jerseys Under £90 / The ENTRATA VI and CLASSIFICA
06 April 2023
By Dan Duguid
Castelli’s entryway to its performance jerseys gives you two very different options to choose from, depending on what your goal is – café racer or KOM hunter.
First out of the gate is the café racer of the range, the new Classifica jersey. Castelli has designed this jersey with a micro-piqué polyester knit that is super soft to touch and claims high wicking among its attributes, so that you will stay dry, whether you choose to press on or sit drinking coffee at your favourite mid-ride haunt.
Using a cross-dye process on the shoulders and side panels achieves an excellent depth of colour that adds a touch of class and delivers a strong look when matched with a pair of black shorts.
Finer details of this jersey include an embossed line across the chest, to add texture to its colour, and a YKK® Vislon® zipper, which is one of the smoothest on the market. The rear of the jersey utilises the standard three pocket design, but with an added safety pocket for your valuables and a central reflective strip to enhance your visibility in the early morning and evening.
Designed with different sizes and shapes of rider in mind, the Classifica has room built in for maximum comfort, so you’ll be able to enjoy the ride when you’re flat out on the way to the café or relishing in the glory while waiting for your mates to join you for that well-earned coffee.
Next up is the Entrata VI. The knowledge gained from Castelli’s extensive R&D process in the creation of its aero jerseys filters down to benefit other products, including this jersey. Its fit is optimised for performance, with an ergonomic cut, but it has been designed with everyday use in mind as well as racing.
Manufactured using ProSecco fabric, with a hydrophilic treatment, it is highly wicking with a performance feel compared to the Classifica, which has the softer touch of the two. The sleeves and shoulders use an Air Mesh material, with raw cut endings and a raglan pattern, leading to improved aerodynamics and long, super stretchy arms that deliver optimum comfort.
Finishing touches include a long zipper and three rear pockets with a reflective detail, not to mention a heavy-duty waist gripper that will anchor the jersey firmly in place while you’re in the ride position.
All in all, the Entrata VI is a race-derived jersey benefiting from Castelli’s years of experience in aerodynamic performance, so it is amply qualified to become your new, favourite everyday KOM hunter.