The incredible light weight and compactibility of the Vela Vest comes from leading sailmaking fabric from America’s Cup racing. This wind- and waterproof fabric uses Dyneema® yarns for near-bulletproof strength. You’ve seen Dyneema® as the white core yarns in rock-climbing ropes, and it’s also used in bulletproof vests. This fabric comes straight from sailing, where ultralight weight and extreme tensile strength come together in a sport where cost doesn’t matter. Only winning matters. Castelli nish off the vest with water-repellent DWR-coated 50-gram stretch woven inserts for breathability. You get front wind protection and signi cant water protection in a piece that folds down to almost nothing when you stash it in your pocket.
- 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