I have spotted some reductions on the Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit lately and am tempted to get one. I currently have an Assos Commander suit (off of ebay) which is really useful in the winter, but have worn it a few years and the rear is wearing a bit thin now. The Assos is the thickest pair of bottoms I have and when it is freezing or below I wear it under a full winter jacket. When it is 5/6C it can easily be worn on its own with a light jersey or thermal underneath. The problem is mostly British winter mornings are 0-4C around here. The chill and/or rain still gets through the top of the suit with little room to squeeze in extra layers underneath. I have taken to wearing a wind jacket over the top which blocks the chill.
So I was wondering about the Sanremo, whether the top is a similar weight to the bottoms which might make it a bit chilly. It could be a cheap way of getting a good Castelli combo and I like the full suit for the winter, but wonder if I will have to wear something over the top again? I am hoping that the top is warm and waterproof enough to wear on its own as intended. And more flexible than Assos gear.
Has anyone got one could say how you found it in different temperatures, wind and rain?
Thanks Castelli fans.