Castelli Gabba 3 Jersey
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Pros & ConsPros & Cons
- Windproof and water repellent, allowing you to ride outside for hours.
- A longer rear flap protects your back from spray cast up by the rear wheel.
- The small drainage holes in the rear pockets prevent water from building up.
- The seams aren't taped, so water is going to find its way in eventually.
Often copied, never surpassed. The Castelli Gabba 3 is the third iteration of this famous piece of kit. The jersey features the Windstopper X-Lite Plus fabric and a water repellent finish. A flap covering the zipper keeps the wind out, while small holes in the bottom of the pockets prevent them from filling up with water. The minimal use of stitches further improves the water repellent properties.
The Gabba 3 is unrivalled when it comes to taking on training sessions or races in slightly cooler conditions or when you're expecting mild rain. The water repellent finish will keep you dry for longer while the excellent breathability ensures you'll dry up quicker if you do manage to get wet. The jersey can be used together with a set of Castelli Nanoflex arm warmers and the Castelli Nanoflex bibshorts, creating a perfect wind- and waterproof outfit!
How it all started: the jersey was born from an idea pitched by Gabriel Rasch, rider for the Cervelo Test Team. He asked for a stretchy, well-fitting jersey for cold, wet conditions but with short sleeves so he could use it with the water repellent Nanoflex arm warmers. Castelli got to work on the idea and named the result after Rasch' nickname; the Gabba was born! The jersey is an excellent example of Castelli's close cooperation with the professional cycling sport!