Castelli Gabba Rain Jersey and Pioggia 3 Shoe Cover Review

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12/17/2012| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Castelli Gabba jersey

Castelli Gabba Rain Jersey and Pioggia 3 Shoe Cover Review

Castelli has that in-between zone of cold, but not freezing, temperatures covered with the Gabba Rain jersey and the Pioggia 3 shoe covers.

change is the bottom of the cover. At the heel are three small holes. I wonder how long they will last before they tear? An improvement would be a reinforced cut-out at the heel of the cover so the cycling shoe is walked on instead of the material cover.

Other than that nit-pic, the Pioggia 3 is the perfect shoe cover for those blah weather days.

According to feedback received from Castelli after this review was published, the material at the bottom of the shoe cover was purposely designed to tear leaving a perfect cut-out for the shoe's heel. The three small holes that are positioned triangularly prevent the cut-out from creeping wider than is necessary. RoadCycling.com will follow up when it notices any tearing in the heel and see if it expands.

Castelli Gabba WS Rain Short Sleeve Jersey $149.99 ( road bike shop )
Castelli Pioggia 3 Shoe Covers $59.95 ( road bike shop )

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