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Castelli's Vela Vest is an amazingly lightweight and compact vest constructed from leading sail making fabric used in America’s Cup racing. This windproof and waterproof fabric uses Dyneema® yarns for near-bulletproof strength. Dyneema, if you are unsure, is a white core yarn used in rock-climbing ropes and bulletproof vests. This fabric comes straight from sailing, where light weight and extreme tensile strength come together in a sport where cost doesn’t matter, but winning does.

Indestructible and Water-Repellent

The vest is finished off with water-repellent DWR-coated 50g stretch woven inserts for breathability. This indestructible vest is so packable that it folds down to almost nothing and fits in the palm of a semi-clenched hand, enabling you to stow it in your pocket, backpack or saddle bag.

The Vela Vest also features an YKK full-length front zip and reflective trim to aid visibility when cycling in low light.


  • Dyneema® sailcloth front is windproof and waterproof
  • DWR-finished stretch woven inserts for water-repellent breathability
  • YKK® Vislon® zipper for easy opening and closing
  • Folds away to almost nothing when not needed
  • Sewn Rosso Corsa badge on back of neck
  • Scorpion logo on zip puller
  • Scorpion logo and Castelli wordmark on left-side of back
  • Front and rear reflectivity
  • Weight: 65g (size L)

Delivery Information

Hargroves Cycles offer Free Delivery for all orders over £9 with in Mainland UK (orders below £9 will be charged £1.99)

Bikes and Bulky items are sent via TNT Courier and smaller items are sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class Post.

Items over £50 are sent with Royal Mail 1st Class track able service which is emailed to the customer on the day of dispatch.
For full delivery details please see our Delivery Page

International Delivery

Hargroves Cycles delivery all across Europe. Goods are shipped from the UK and are subject to import duties where applicable

For further delivery, pricing and restriction information please view our International Shipping Page

Returns Information

We will happily exchange or refund any item purchased at Hargroves Cycles within 365 days, except gift vouchers and personalized products, except where faulty.

Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging, unless faulty.

For full details on our Returns procedure please visit out Returns Section.

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After a brief but promising cycling career, Maurizio created his eponymous brand in 1974 and a series of firsts would follow: the first Lycra shorts used in racing and sold to the public, the first colored shorts, the first sublimation printed jerseys, the first synthetic winter clothing, the first use of windproof membranes, the first hydrophilic fabric treatments, the first anatomic seatpad, the lightest jersey ever produced, and the most aerodynamic jersey ever produced. Maurizio’s vision was to be at the forefront of technology, performance and design. Maurizio Castelli died in 1995 while cycling up the Cipressa climb, the next-to-last hill in the Milano-San Remo course.

Today, Castelli is dedicated to continuing Maurizio’s dream: to create the most innovative clothing for the cyclist seeking maximum performance.