Ultimatively, is it worth the price?
There are many many things I like about this jackets. Looks and comfort are not to be underestimated. The jacket is nice, soft and windproof. For Castelli, it runs a bit large. I went for a medium (I am Usually between S and M, definitely an M in Castelli) and regret a bit, as the jacket is a notch too big. In saved the jacket until the day was just right for it: below 10 C and some drizzle. But the drizzle soon Became serious rain. Here is my judgment: the jacket will keep you warm. But in serious rain, you will get soaking wet. Yes, in return, you will get some breathability, but not as good as I expected. If it is above 10 C, you will be too warm in it. Bottom line: do not expect this jacket two keep you dry. If rain is coming and you are hauling for a longer ride, Consider taking something more seriously waterproof That you can remove leaves. In knowthat given the price and its looks, this will be my predominant jacket in the autumn in cooler weather stack, When unpredicted showers can occure. But on rainy days, I will not use it. Did I mention it really looks nice? Well, I am not sure its worth the price. Definitely if you are a pro. For the rest, we the tend two keep ourselves a bit more comfortable on bikes, Whether you admit it or not.