"Go to" winter clothing

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums



“Go to” winter clothing

Seasonal items from Castelli, De Marchi, Endura, Mavic, and Rapha

Castelli Gabba jersey, Compatto wind vest and Nanoflex arm warmers

When conditions are cold, but not freezing, and with a chance of light rain, it’s this Castelli ensemble that I turn to first. The Gabba jersey shrugs off water in impressive style, as do the Nanoflex arm warmers, sold separately, but such a perfect accompaniment, it’s surprising Castelli don’t bundle them together. They’re super tight, so go up a size if you’re uncertain. For me, it’s a bonus. Sagging arm warmers look ridiculous and let in the cold air.

Castelli’s Gabba jersey, paired with the Italian brand’s Nanoflex arm warmers and Compatto Wind Vest gilet, makes an excellent weatherproof ensemble for cold rather than freezing days

The conditions in which I reach for the Gabba and Nanoflex arm warmers typically demand a gilet, too. Enter  Castelli’s Compatto wind vest, one made from Gore’s Windstopper fabric, widely regarded as the best on the market, and recognizable from the red “Stop”-sign style logo. It’s light, bright, and has a handy Napoleon chest pocket large enough for a bank card in case of emergencies.


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.