Blocks the wind well. Doesn't breathe so I zip/unzip to minimize sweating. No pockets. Got it on sale at 25% off so it was reasonable at the sale price. Sizes run very small, I usually wear a large so ordered XL. Had to return and exchange for a 2XL. Had to pay return shipping so be sure about size.
Over all a nice jacket, good at sale price. Does run on the small side. Got the same size as I usually get in a jacket and it fits very snuggly. To fit loosely would have needed to go up one size. I like the snug fit, prevents flapping noise.
I'm tall with long arms, narrow shoulders and small waist and chest. As per the recommendations of the other reviews, I order two sizes bigger than I expected. I was replacing the other bike store's in-house jacket with a zipper gone bad. The previous jacket was a L and would easily fit a really big man. This Castelli is an XL and though long enough in the sleeves, it as tight as a jersey and pinched at the arm holes. The quality seems good. Like all BTD products, the price was great. The jacket is just a disappointment in that I cannot imagine that even an XXL would fit comfortably.
I don't recommend buying Castelli if this is typical of their sizing. PETITE!!
Very pleased with this jacket. Fit is snug (consider sizing up), well built zipper, perfect for 40-50 rain or shine. Packs into a tiny little bundle. Nice value.
I am almost 62 and weigh right at 150 pounds. I like the way the medium fits me (not a lot of loose material in body or arms). I use it when I have been out and find that I need a jacket. It fits neatly inside of my jerseys back pocket.
Perhaps I got more than I paid for at this price point. It's good looking, the fit is classic Italian, i.e. capoforma (I'm 6' 155 lbs and wear a large) and it keeps the drizzle out. I really bought it to have something high vis (flo yellow) when riding narrow roads. The drawback is the rear vents are a joke and if the hammer comes out you'll soon find yourself soaking wet inside as this fabric doesn't breathe and with no real venting even pulling the zipper down is of little relief.
After about 6-7 miles into a cool morning ride, my upper body was soaking wet in my own sweat and the sleeves stick to my wet arm to make it even worse. Might work for easy rides that never go above zone 3.
As i couldnt fit the jacket i couldnt rate it. 1 star for fit. It is not a fair rating if this fits you. Ordered a large. All fit well except the armpits. Too tight. Got an XL. Still too tight. Gave up on this jacket.
I am 5.11 39 chst. 162lbs. WB was great with the returns. Pity it didnt fit me. Looked like a nice bit of kit.