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What’s The Difference Between a Castelli Perfetto and Gabba?

19 November 2021

By Nicki Giles

Head and shoulders shot of male cyclist modelling Castelli Perfetto jacket

The Castelli Gabba is shorthand in cycling circles for the original foul-weather race jersey – but how does its stablemate, the Castelli Perfetto, compare?

The Castelli Gabba burst into the international consciousness in the 2010 Winter Classics season and steadily infiltrated the pro peloton. By 2013, practically all professional cyclists had, whether openly or furtively due to sponsorship conflicts, obtained this water repellent, windproof, breathable and stretchy jacket known to deliver a performance advantage.

But March 2016 saw the Castelli Perfetto enter the scene. Both jackets are weatherproof, both are premium products, and they’re closely related. So, what is the difference between the Castelli Gabba and Perfetto, and if you’re going to buy one, which is the right one for you? Our video has the answer. 

Man sitting on bike showing off back of patterned Castelli Perfetto jacket

Benchmarking the merits of the Gabba and Perfetto

Watch this short film, narrated by Saddleback’s own Marketing Manager Declan Deehan, to discover:

• What amazing features the Castelli Gabba and Perfetto have in common
• How those features work to keep you protected and comfortable during the cold months
• What the main difference between the Gabba and Perfetto is
• What this means in practice to you as a rider
• How he himself goes about choosing which to wear

Carry on Castelli!

If you would still like more information on the qualities of the Gabba and Perfetto, you can read our blog about both jackets joining Castelli’s Rain or Shine range, or if you’ve been especially taken by Dec’s wonderful Irish brogue, you can watch another video to learn even more about the Castelli Gabba. Finally, if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, consider getting your hands on a Castelli Perfetto RoS Convertible Jacket today. 

Catalogue shot of female model wearing Castelli Gabba jacket
Catalogue shot of male model from behind wearing Castelli Gabba jacket
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Castelli Gabba RoS Short Sleeve Women's Jersey

£180.00
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Castelli Gabba RoS Short Sleeve Jersey

£180.00
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£210.00
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