The Chpt3 Rocka 1.61 Short Sleeve Jacket is a true rebel rouser. An everyday staple with unique styling – if you’re looking for protection against foul weather and value a considered aesthetic, this is the garment for you.
A variant of seasoned pro-rider David Millar’s favourite racing garment – the Castelli Gabba – the Rocka is water repellent, windproof, highly breathable and cut in a manner that makes it fitted to everyday use.
The most striking difference to the Gabba is the protective collar utilised in the Rocka, which is secured with a single button. When not required it can be wrapped around the rear of the neck and fastened to the same button for a flash of colour, owing to the striking Rosso Fuoco strip printed on the collar’s inside. Inspired by 60s ‘Rocker’ subculture and the sartorial flair employed in bespoke suits, the Rocka is not only sharp but an outer shield to be reckoned with.
The two-tone material utilised in the Rocka is nearly 20% lighter than the material used for the Gabba and, combined with articulated shoulders, contributes to a greater freedom of movement on the bike. Two rear storm-flap protected pockets and another singular storm-flap pocket on the front enable safe storage of essentials even when you’re riding through hell. An industrial metallic zipper and dedicated reflective piping at the hem reflect the utilitarian design ethos that underpins Chpt3’s output.
This is a highly technical but aesthetically refined outer layer that will serve you day in, day out, whatever the weather.
- Gore Windstopper X-Lite fabric: windproof, water repellent and highly breathable
- Reversible protective collar
- Black reflective piping at hem for low light visibility
- Two rear storm-flapped pockets a singular front pocket
- Articulated sleeves
- Industrial metallic zipper with zipper pull
In 2015, the Chpt3 project provided the newly-retired David Millar, and designer Richard Pearce, with the opportunity to work alongside long-time sponsors to create something truly different and exclusive. A collaboration with Castelli launched the brand; a collection of lovingly designed cycling garments that fuse the latest material technology with a sartorial elegance opposed to the billboard stylings of the peloton. The result is the ultimate in both performance cyclewear and coffee-stop chic. Read more about CHPT3.
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