Castelli's women specific Bellissima collection exhibits more of a focus on aesthetics than some of the brand's technical race gear, but not at the expense of quality or function. Case in point: the Bellissima Women's Jacket. Whether you're just starting to ride or have been riding for years and appreciate the more style conscious look of the Bellissima, it will meet your expectations while providing a tastefully simple alternative to the more traditional faux pro kit you see out on the roads. The Bellisima Jacket is one of the line's most versatile pieces. It's a lightweight wind jacket constructed with breathable Eschler Gamex fabric, which is designed to shield you on gusty summits or during spring or autumn rides when the wind rises but when too much protection would cause you to overheat Castelli employs a form fitting cut for the Bellissima, adding structure with elastic along the area that hits your natural waist, while omitting elastic along the lower hemline. A full length zipper gives you room to add ventilation while you're riding, while the high collar protects your neck and chest from cool gusts and reflective accents help increase your visibility to motorists out on the roads. In case you end up warming up mid ride, the jacket fits inside of itself courtesy of a roomy rear pocket. Once it's packed away, you can stow it in a saddle bag or jersey pocket while you finish the rest of your ride.