The Castelli Raddoppia 2 Jacket is a stalwart winter jacket that makes full use of premium fabrics and utilitarian reflective trim.
This latest evolution of the Raddoppia utilises an all-new Gore-Tex Infinium X-Fast fabric for increased water, sleet and snow resistance, windproofing and unbeatable insulation. If you’re looking for a jacket that will see you through the colder winter months, keeping you warm and toasty whilst ventilated then the Raddoppia is a sound investment.
You would think to add reflectivity to a jacket was a simple process but reflectivity inhibits breathability and fit, so it's quite a challenge to make a jacket that performs with you during those hard winter miles, that looks and fits the way you expect it to and yet can still offer significant safety credentials.
Castelli describes the styling philosophy of the Raddoppia 2 Jacket thus "The trouble with most reflective cycling wear is that you're embarrassed to wear it when it's not dark. That's why we're trying to bring very high levels of reflectivity to garments that you want to wear all the time. If you're more likely to be wearing it, then you're more likely to get the protection it can provide."
The Raddoppia 2 features simple but effective diagonal reflective panels on the front and lower sleeves to help keep you seen in low light conditions. The composition is subtle and suave, marrying form and function seamlessly, as you’d expect from Castelli. An additional reflective stripe below the three rear pockets adds to the high-visibility.
The finer details, such as a contoured neckline that seals out drafts, Thermoflex ventilated side panels and the super-smooth YKK zipper make this a truly top-tier winter jacket.