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Castelli's early Tempesta line set a new standard for lightweight, waterproof, breathable protection with high visibility. It was cut for a close fit, but lacked the stretch for ideal fit in a variety of cycling postures. Enter the Tempesta Lite, a new generation Tempesta that maximizes more evolutionary Gore-Tex fabrics to maintain the same characteristics but have better fit with 2-way stretch Gore-Tex fabric to truly improve on the legendary jacket of the past. This is a race-cut garment, so most people size up if in the upper portion of the measurement range, and if any doubt, size up. The cut is tapered and should fit fairly closely, as the stretch panel at the lower back helps optimize fit around the waist. If you have items in your jersey pocket, or add a little extra clothing bulk, it will still fit for performance and protection without aero inefficiency.

The Tempesta Lite is the jacket to throw in your pocket when you head out the door. It's extremely light so you'll hardly notice it's in your pocket, and it packs down so small (about half a pocket) that you won't sacrifice any storage space if you want to bring it with you "just in case." The main fabric is a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane you'll stay dry if gray clouds do decide to open up, but it's breathable too, to keep you from getting wet from the inside. It's also the perfect piece to put on for those long descents when you want to keep the wind off your chest and arms. The lower back extends downward for greater coverage where you want it most. As is the norm with Castelli, a high quality YKK Vislon zipper is used, and this waterproof version maintains the integrity of the protection. This standard drives the choice to add internal wrist gaiters that seal and integrate with or without gloves to keep water out. The color adds visibility, and reflective tape stripes down the back of the arms ensure low-light visibility.

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  • THE waterproof, packable jacket to take on all your rides; highly breathable and extremely light, with a great fit
  • Lightest and most packable fully waterproof Castelli GORE-TEX® jacket
  • GORE-TEX® waterproof fabric is fully waterproof yet offers unmatched breathability
  • The entire lower back is in GORE-TEX® Topo stretch fabric to allow the jacket to expand in diameter if you have a few extra winter pounds or full pockets
  • Reflective tape on back of both sleeves for high visibility in low-light conditions
  • YKK® Vislon® waterproof zipper slides easily for ventilation adjustments
  • Internal wrist gaiter seals wrist and integrates with glove to keep water out
  • Suggested temperature range: 39 - 64°F
  • Sizes: Medium, Large, XL, XXL
  • Color: Gray
  • Weight: 216 grams
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