While you wait patiently to observe how well new Sky additions Elissonde and Rosa prove their worth in the mountains of the Tour this summer, gain a little inspiration by doing your own hill repeats in the Castelli Team Sky Climber’s 2. 0 Jersey. The same design as the one Sky will train and wear in the mountains all season, the Climber’s 2. 0 is suited particularly well to the towering alpine climbs and sweltering July temperatures that define the Tour itself. Featuring Flusso 3D mesh along the front panel of the jersey, the Climber’s 2. 0 is a piece you may still find yourself reaching for on days so hot you rule out serious climbing entirely. The airy, 3D mesh manages to be ultralight but impressively strong, capable of handling daily wear during heat waves when it’s the only jersey you can imagine wearing. Of course, it should come as no surprise that Castelli also subjects its climbing jersey to wind tunnel testing. Compared to the brand’s cornerstone Aero Race 5. 1 Jersey, the Climber’s 2. 0 was only 2 watts slower in the test, which makes sense, considering the two are built on the same skillfully tailored platform. Whether single watts matter to you or not, you can’t argue with a jersey that won’t drag you down on gusty, exposed mountaintops or humid local hills, and neither can the pros.
Material: [front and shoulders] Flusso 3D, [back] Strada Pro 3D
UPF Rating: [back] 16
Pockets: 3 rear