Castelli Emergency Rain Jacket Review
The Castelli Emergency Rain Jacket is a versatile piece of cycling clothing. It’s an ideal choice for inclement weather and is highly breathable. It’s a favourite among top athletes forced to ride in inclement weather. The Emergency Rain Jacket is not intended as an all-day rain jacket but is built to tackle the worst rainy conditions.
Castelli’s Deluge Light 2.5 layer fabric
The Castelli Emergency Rain Jacket is a waterproof and breathable piece of cycling apparel designed for rain cycling. It is made with Deluge Light 2.5-layer waterproof fabric and boasts a 10,000mm waterproof rating. The jacket has a waterproof zipper and sealed seams to help keep the rain out. In addition, it features a long tail to keep your hands dry, and the long-sleeve design works with gloves. While this jacket is not as breathable as Castelli’s more expensive rain jackets, it will keep you dry and protected while cycling.
The lightweight Castelli Emergency Rain Jacket is easy to pack and scrunch into a pocket, making it a great choice for cyclists on the go. It features a slim fit, excellent windproofing, and well-judged breathability. Its Deluge Light 2.5-layer fabric keeps out the rain without weighing you down. This fabric has a durable feel and is waterproof to 10,000mm or 14psi pressure.
Castelli’s Deluge Light 2.5 layer Emergency Rain Jacket is designed for cyclists who want to stay dry in a hurry. It features a water-repellent zip and is easy to pack in a jersey pocket. A mesh vent in the back keeps the air circulating. 360-degree reflective strips are also incorporated into the jacket to increase visibility in low-light conditions.
Castelli’s GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY(tm) membrane
The Castelli Idro 2 waterproof jacket uses GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY ™ fabric for a waterproof and breathable outer layer. With two exterior pockets and a long tail, the Idro is the ideal jacket for rainy days. It also features reflective detailing and a soft neck liner.
This jacket is designed for severe cycling and is made from midweight GORE-TEX fabric. It provides complete protection from wind and rain without being bulky or restrictive, like a race kit. The sleeves and back are stretchy and provide flexibility.
GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY ™ fabric is the industry leader in waterproofness and breathability. Its unique construction eliminates the usual fabric used for membrane fabrics, resulting in the most durable and breathable garments.
Gore-TEX Shakedry waterproof/breathable membrane is a permanently waterproof fabric that does not need a DWR coating. The rain beads off once the rain stops, resulting in a lightweight jacket that’s also stretchable. This fabric was once limited to Gore cycling clothing but is now available from many top-tier cycling brands.
The Active and Norvant jackets use Shakedry, but the latter isn’t challenging enough for backpacking. However, the H5 Shakedry jacket uses a newer, heavier version of Shakedry that is more resistant to brush and abrasion.