The Fawesome Vest is part of the Gabba Protection range of apparel. And even though it has this distinction, it is far different from the other garments in the Gabba line. The Fawesome is lighter, more vented and being a vest, it's far more versatile. It protects from the elements, but becomes both a layering item and more of an everyday garment. Perhaps this is why we sell some many of them.
Like it's Gabba counterparts, the front panel of the Fawesome Vest uses the 4-way stretch Gore Windstopper X-Lite Plus. This front panel will handle cold winds, wet road spray and straight up downpour while managing to be comfortable and anatomically correct. The rear panel uses the lighter and more vented Velocity fabric. This allows for moisture and perspiration to escape and help to regulate your body temperature. The rear panel has a slightly extended lower profile and a thin waterproof membrane added to the very bottom of the tail. This is designed to protect you from road spray when the road are wet. This keeps the elements at bay with wind and water proofing, while providing breathability and great aerodynamics. When you blend the front and rear panels together, you end up with extreme protection in the front and ventilation on the rear. This business in the front, party in the back approach is incredibly effective. All of the seams around the arms and bottom of the Fawesome are reflective for some added visibility for those pesky automobiles.
It's important to note that Castelli designed the fit of this garment to be form fitting. The Fawesome is part of their Aero Race line of clothing, so you should expect an aerodynamic and very snug fit. Do not expect a relaxed club fit, unless you upsize the garment.