Which Castelli jacket is right for you?

Black Castelli Idro Pro 2 ShakeDry jacket
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Castelli is very well known in cycling for making some of the very best winter cycling jackets available. For more than a decade, the Italian brand has been at the forefront of winter cycling apparel innovation and today the brand can be found at club rides, sportives and races all around the world, especially when the weather takes a turn for the worse. 

We've all heard the stories about pro riders wearing Castelli Gabba jackets with the logos coloured in using a permanent marker to try and sneak it past their sponsors, and in an era when the only weatherproofing available was either 'more layers' or a rain cape that also resembled a parachute, the practice was so common in fact that Castelli began shipping the Gabba with a Sharpie. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.