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First look review: Castelli Gabba 3

3 Jan 2018

Page 1 of 2First look review: Castelli Gabba 3

Verdict:

The original Gabba was the king of foul weather jerseys and the Gabba 3 improves on Castelli's winning formula.

Cyclist Rating: 
For 
Excellent weather proofing, good fit
Against 
Bit pricey

Buy the Castelli Gabba 3 from Wiggle here

After its introduction to the pro peloton nearly five years ago, and the prevalence of its copycats in the pro peloton in foul weather since, its fair to say that the Castelli Gabba jersey has absolutely nailed it.

The adaptable, close-cut jersey designed for grim weather usage was an item that the cyclist's wardrobe had been crying out for for years, and last year - two years since the last update - Castelli's third version of the groundbreaking item has landed. 

The Castelli Gabba 3's main update from the 2 can be seen in the drop 'tail', which is far more integrated into the jersey than it has been in previous iterations.

As well as being part of the jersey - as opposed to an addition to it - the tail has also acquired a silicone skirt edge so it doesn't move around, which should stop it riding up (a common problem associated with previous Gabbas). 

The pocket designs have been reshuffled and refined a little too, with vents added, and Castelli also say that the overall fit has been adjusted slightly. 

While the material choices of the Gore Windstopper X-lite fabric and Castelli's own Nanoflex remain, design details such as the single chest bar have been updated to tie-in with detailing on the rest of the Perfetto range, which the Castelli Gabba 3 sits as the centrepiece of.

Gone is the option of a long-sleeve Gabba now though - for that you'll have to invest in a Castelli Perfetto Long Sleeve, and for a lighter weight version it'll have to be the Perfetto Light 2.

Click onto page 2 below for a review of the Castelli Gabba 2

Price: 
£150

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