The 1.62 Jersey/Jacket can be considered both a jersey and a jacket, being able to handle a large temperature range. The reason for this is the material used, it is a 3-ply fabric, meaning it is constructed by bonding three layers of different fabrics together with a foam core. That core not only gives the 1.62 J/J its performance advantage but the unique look, it bears a striking resemblance to a 1980s diving jacket, or similarly a sci-fi biker jacket. There is nothing else like it out there.
The performance advantage is due to the fact the foam wicks the sweat away from the body while also providing wind protection without compromising the breathability, this is why it can handle such varying conditions. The piping around all the seams is there for performance reasons as it prevents the three fabrics separating at the edges where it has been cut, although there were purely practical reasons for this it has also added to the overall look of the J/J.
The cut of the J/J is more like a jersey than a jacket, allowing it to be more fitted than a jacket normally would be, there are three rear pockets and also a vertical chest pocket with a zipper closure. The zip for this pocket and the main zip are quite chunky yet lightweight, it made sense to have a zip that had a bit more presence than normal in order to fit with the aesthetic. The neckline is slightly higher than a jersey, more like a jacket, everything about this garment is difficult to define apart the performance, which has created its own definition the Jersey/Jacket.
- Warmer than a jersey, less hot and restrictive than a jacket
- Bonded 3-layer fabric limits wind chill but allows enough air permeability to prevent overheating in milder conditions
- Fabric drapes like a ski jumping suit yet maintains a soft hand with significant stretch
- Industrial metal zipper with CHPT3 zipper pull
- Embossed logos and woven label
- Black reflex piping at rear hem
- Weight: 256g
- Sizes 36"-44"
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.
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, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.