“"This is our variant of my favourite racing garment, the Castelli Gabba, it has all the same properties, only cut in a manner that makes it more fitted to everyday use."
"The most striking difference is the collar, it is secured with one button: when not required it can be wrapped around the rear of the neck and fastened to the same button. This reveals the Rosso Fuoco colour on the inside of the Rocka, a bright contrast to the army-like functional green of the exterior. This two-tone material was especially made for this design and is nearly 20% lighter than the material used for the Gabba."
"The Rocka is designed as an outer shield, although not water resistant it is repellent, windproof, and breathable, able to protect you in all but the most extreme of conditions, hence the protective collar."
"There is a storm flap pocket on the front. There is only one pocket on the back, it’s in the central position, this is to allow for compatibility with the pockets of the jersey underneath because once the Rocka has been removed from its resting place in the central pocket of the 1.21, it allows space in that area for the pocket to be used on the 1.61. Like the front pockets on both garments this pocket is protected by a storm flap."
"The name originates from the motorcycling culture of the mid-twentieth century, the Rockers. I always felt more aligned to that than the scooter culture, the Mods (when it comes to going on my bike, I like to feel like a Rocker, not a Mod). Where the Mods would wear sharp suits the Rockers would wear leather biking jackets, most of which had wrap around buttoned collars."
"Don’t get me wrong, I love a sharp suit, in fact it was my tailor in London, Timothy Everest, who helped shape the collar and inspire the contrasting two-tone material, much like the suits he makes for his bespoke clients. The pleating of the shoulders was created to give more movement and create a sharper edge contrary to the pure aerodynamic properties required of the Gabba, in fact the whole cut has been designed to give a little more room, comfort and more defined silhouette than the race version.”
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Delivery & Returns
For last order dates and information on our extended Christmas Returns, see our Christmas Ordering page.
- Express 24hr Tracked + Signed @ £7.00 (Delivered within 1-2 business days)
- First Class Delivery @ £5.00 (Delivered within 2-3 business days).
- Economy Delivery @ £3.50 (Delivered within 3-5 business days).
All Standard deliveries are made Monday - Saturday, Courier deliveries are Monday - Friday.
European Tracked Orders @ £12.50 (Delivered within 3-7 business days)
All Non-European Tracked Orders @ £17.50 (Delivered within 3-7 business days)
If you change your mind about an off the shelf, non-customised item, we offer a very simple no quibble returns policy.
Please make sure;
You contact us within 14 days of receiving your order.
They are returned to us within 30 days of receiving your request to return.
They are returned to us in perfect condition.
The packaging must be intact as we would love to sell the item again
Full details can be found on our returns page