Carry-on jacket: Castelli Leggero vs Compatto Lite

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by HillRPete

I tink I have made up my mind to get one of those jackets for the upcoming non-winter months.

The Leggero looks really packable but according to what I found out rather short in the back (I'm 186cm and rather skinny). The Compatto Lite is probably not as compact, but probably better when it really starts to pour down.

Does anyone have experience with both? Unfortunately Castelli is not very common here so it's hard to find out myself. Thanks.

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by bicicleta

I have the Castelli Leggero and it fits me good in size Large, haven't had a problem with it being too short. I have zero experience with the other jacket you suggest though. With a long sleeve base layer, short sleeve jersey and the Leggero I can comfortably wear it at around 35 F temperature, I think it's pretty darn good for being such a light jacket.

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