The 1.71 Body Warmer does what it says in the name while feeling nearly weightless due to the materials used: the front is 70g/m2 eVent windproof breathable fabric, the same used in the 1.41 K61 Rain Jacket; while the back is highly water-repellent stretch woven fabric, the same material used to make the magic swimsuits that smashed world records (in other words, water will be rolling off your back like the proverbial duck’s).
The combination of these two materials means protection and warmth on the front and enough breathability on the back to let the sweat out while being nearly waterproof throughout. The 1.71 Body Warmer has an 8cm collar, as my experience has shown that a high neck simply makes you feel more protected and warmer. There are two pockets on the back, as sometimes you're forced to wear it for longer than anticipated and it's good to have access to supplies if needed, although because of the minimal construction you'll want to keep heavier stuff in the inside jersey pockets. The zip is a very fine and lightweight model, once again chosen in order to reduce the overall volume of the Body Warmer when it is folded up.
Like the 1.21 Jersey with its understated look, it is designed to last longer than fashions. The 1.71 Body Warmer will become an essential part of your cycling life for years to come. Make the middle back pocket of your jersey its home.
- Windproof exclusive 70g eVent waterproof fabric front keeps the wind off your body while maintaining great breathability
- Back constructed with 50g stretch woven fabric for breathability while maintaining a close-to-body comfort fit
- Folds up small so it’s easy to stash in pocket
- Embossed / // /// logo on chest
- Two rear pockets for easy access
- Satin finish zipper with CHPT3 zipper pull
- Black reflective piping at lower back
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.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Alchemy, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Intense, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.