Castelli's casual clothing series isn't just a side gig. The garments receive the same attention to detail, the same application of technical materials and construction techniques, but developed for casual and pre or post ride activity. The Meccanico line-up was also cued to the needs of support team wear, including mechanics for early spring or late fall racing, as well as cyclocross. The Meccanico 2 Puffy Jacket can be used by anyone, as it offers comfort and insulation in the shoulder season, with some weather and wind resistance.
Whether you're waiting for your race to start in the brisk morning hours, or taking to some après-ride amusements on a frigid winter evening, the Meccanico 2 Puffy Jacket keeps you toasty with subdued style and discreet branding that are right at home in the staging area or out to dinner. Castelli redesigned this piece for colder temperatures, using a durable, quilted panel system with synthetic fabric and 100g of PrimaLoft Silver insulation to keep you warm without adding weight. For days with rain in the forecast, a DWR treatment on the outer fabric encourages water to bead up and roll off the jacket. Draw strings on the hood and waist preserve body heat and block chilly drafts, while the high collar shields your neck from the cold. Castelli finishes the jacket with two zippered pockets for keeping your hands warm, and for stowing essentials tools of course.