The Misto falls under the Castelli Protection Category, which is classified for inclement weather apparel. That being said, what separates the Misto from standard wet weather gear is it's breathability, which makes it a great choice for many conditions, not just wet weather. While most foul weather gear is hyper-focused on keeping you dry, there can be issues when it comes to breathability and internal moisture control. Thanks to the Misto's magical Torrent 2.5 fabric content, it straddles the worlds of both inclement weather gear and functional breathability bike wear perfectly. This means it makes for a great wind, storm or rain jacket. And the fact that it is so low profile and packable makes it an easy choice for rides when the weather may turn or you are heading towards elevation gain and may need protection. In short, if you're heading up and it might get cold on the way down, grab the Misto and shove it in your pocket. If you're unsure of the weather, grab the Misto. Slightly cold wind blowing? Grab for the Misto. You get the idea. The Misto provides and guarantees a bit of security and protection.
Castelli constructed the Misto from its proprietary Torrent 2.5 fabric. It consists of a 2.5 layer stretch fabric with 10,000mm waterproofness and has a noteworthy 8,000 MVP (moisture vapor permeable) breathability. It is rare to find this much breathability in a garment that offers this much water protection.
The Misto jacket's fit is classic Castelli. This means it's perfectly tailored and made to snap into place when you assume the riding position. The wrist cuffs and waist of the jacket have wide elastic bands to keep the elements at bay. The rear tail of the jacket is slightly longer to provide extra protection from ground spray. Another remarkable feature of the Misto is the sheer lack of volume. It folds up to a tiny, low profile package and easily fits into a jersey pocket. Reflective strips adorn and wrap around the sides, front, arms and back of the jacket to provide you with 360° of reflective visibility to traffic.
The Misto is a lightweight and packable storm jacket that will provide you with instant and incredible protection from expected or unexpected weather. The fact that it breaths well and is completely portable make this a 4 season gem and a must for any cyclist's wardrobe.