The ultimate wet weather jacket: incredibly breathable and instantly recognizable.
The K61 uses eVent fabric that offers a uniquely soft texture and packs down small enough to fit in your rear pocket - the forerunner in waterproof, breathable fabric technology.
The eVent material has two vital jobs: firstly to be completely waterproof, shielding you from the rain. Sure, many jackets offer this but it's the next job that's much more unusual - to be a genuine, breathable membrane that stops you boiling from the inside and getting just as wet as had you gone out with no jacket. Known by those who use it to ‘let the sweat out’, it releases moisture via millions of tiny pores in the inner surface. From these pores, sweat is vented to the outside of the fabric and away from your body more efficiently than any other material.
Similarly, its texture doesn't compare to other waterproof materials, it feels very soft and light, luxurious in fact. That property alone makes it special, it hangs differently when worn, and can be folded up smaller than other waterproof/breathable jackets, stuffing neatly into a rear pocket.
Then there are the little details which truly separate it from the rest: first the higher neck, then the chest pocket with the storm flap, the black reflective beading along the rear hemline, and lastly but most importantly the buttoned cuff. This isn't there purely to be fancy - when undone the arm length increases enough to cover the top of your gloved hand, creating a seal from even the worst downpour. Of course, it also looks very fancy.
- Outstanding breathability from the 70g eVent waterproof fabric
- Tailored cut with darts to give a refined silhouette
- All seams are taped for complete waterproofing
- Folds down to fit in a jersey pocket
- Waterpoof zip
- Zipped front pocket with storm flap
- Reflective cuffs which can be folded up or folded down and closed tight to seal out the elements when riding
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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