Don't get us wrong, we like race fit, and Castelli's super-streamlined RS Superleggera jersey is our go-to when we're running lean and mean and looking to rock a body-hugging kit to get a few extra aero watts at a summer event. But it's been a long winter of hearty, comforting food choices and holiday snacking, and the idea of squishing ourselves into second-skin fitting kit just isn't very motivating. Thankfully, we have a Castelli Men's Forza Pro Jersey in the cycling kit cubby, harnessing the lightweight comfort and high-tech fabrics we love about the decidedly summery Superleggera, just with a more comfortably forgiving profile.
Castelli strove to make this jersey as light as possible while giving it enough versatility to avoid strictly being classified as a climber's jersey. To do this, the company constructs the body and sleeves with its Launch Prosecco fabric, a stretchy synthetic that adeptly draws moisture away from your body as you ride. Mesh fabric inserts along the side panels further add to the jersey's breathability, facilitating airflow as you tackle steep, slow ascents when the breeze stands still.