Castelli introduces the Idro jacket, their lightest Gore-tex product ever

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It wasn’t long ago when Zach and I were caught in a, well, unexpected downpour. The fact that we didn’t pack any kind of rain jacket for this deceivingly nice day did not help our situation. Castelli’s Idro jacket may make the decision to bring a rainfly easier, provided you can afford it. Splash past the break to see what makes it so valuable…

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photo c. Castelli

The Idro jacket features the latest GORE-TEX waterproof fabric, GORE Active, that claims to offer the same permanent protection as a heavy-duty rain jacket. With the improved protection the jacket is still said to be able to share a jersey pocket with a phone, spare tube, and energy bar. All of the YKK zippers are waterproof, and there’s a back zipper to access the jersey pockets. The wrist cuffs and torso are flush and elastic to help keep water from seeping under while moving. Castelli’s Idro jacket weighs in at 123 grams and priced at $350.

Castelli-cycling.com

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Collin
Collin
6 years ago

Rain jackets are just crazy. $350 for that?!

paquo
paquo
6 years ago

i have a castelli jackets/jerseys i bought on super closeout but the idea of this for 350 omg, nice to be rich i guess

s
s
6 years ago

Yet another black rain jacket.
Apparently most cycle clothing designers believe black is a good signal color.

xxx
xxx
6 years ago

them prices
i must be doing smth wrong

PFS
PFS
6 years ago

I’d much rather have something small that wasnt waterproof but warm. I have found that even the best breathable fabrics still dont breathe all that well and I get just as wet as if I’d just left it off.

Warm
Dries quickly
Packs small
Doesnt require a second mortgage to purchase

Allan
Allan
6 years ago

Not a rain jacket, but my go-to packable jacket is an REI house brand jacket. Extremely light, stuffs into a tiny pocket neatly, and does the intended job well. On sale it was literally 10x cheaper than this. Sometimes you really do just pay for a label…

Robin
Robin
6 years ago
Reply to  Allan

Which jacket is that?

gringo
gringo
6 years ago

say what you want about the pricing, breathability etc….but that first pic is pretty funny.