The Gabba Convertible Jacket is the most versatile of all Gabba products due to the removable sleeves which allows the jacket to transform into a jersey. Combine this design with the versatility of the Gore Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric and you've got a winner.
Windstopper X-Lite Plus offers a breathable and lightweight garment with thermal value that features total wind protection with a water-repellent finish. The Convertible Jacket is not for wet weather only. It is a protection garment that excels in many different conditions, be it cold, damp, wet or windy. This makes it the near perfect choice for any adverse or inclement weather condition. The Gabba will handle cold winds, wet road spray and straight up downpour. Interestingly enough, it is one of the most aerodynamic products that Castelli sells and to that, it features a close to the body fit. There is no gathering or bunching of material, but a form fitting, tailored fit.
The front and rear panels for the Gabba Convertible Jacket has convenient removable sleeves. Castelli managed to offer this in a fool-proof and durable design. Removing and fastening the sleeves is a quick, easy and reliable process. The front and rear main panels use a 4-way stretch Gore Windstopper X-Lite Plus. This keeps the elements at bay with wind and water proofing while providing breathability and great aerodynamics. For added perspiration relief, Nanoflex is used under the arms. And as with all Nanoflex, the Thermoflex core provides plenty of warmth, while the Nanoflex coating acts as a wind and water barrier. Nanoflex is also water resistant due to the microfilament grouping. Like the Windstopper X-Lite Plus, water rolls right off the fabric. In addition, there is a handy extension on the bottom rear cuff of the jersey that acts as a built in fender for wet roads and wheel spray. When not in use, it simply tucks away.
In summary, the Gabba is perfect for any riding conditions with temperatures ranging from 35-65° depending on how you layer. Dry, wet, cold or windy is the problem, Gabba is the solution. Pro rider favorite to Excel staff favorite, once worn, it is hard to be a 3 season rider without one of these in your arsenal.
Castelli Gabba 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.