Let there be light!
The Garmin-Cervelo professional cycling team's favorite glove for cool conditions, Castelli Lightness Gloves are designed to be soft, stretchy, and warm.
Castelli's Lightness gloves are a happy marriage of two materials: Thermoflex and Clarino. Thermoflex is made with a nylon/lycra blend that's brushed on the inside to provide stretch and warmth, while the outside has a silicone finish to offer light water repellency. By using Clarino (a fabric made of extra-fine micro-fiber) for the palms, Castelli increased the touch and durability of the Lightness. You'll get gloves that offer ideal cool-weather protection while offering enhanced aerodynamics and an intimate feel for the handlebars. What more could you want?
The Castelli Lightness Gloves come in Black and are offered in six sizes from X-Small through XX-Large.
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Nice piece of kit. Usual high quality from Castelli, and actually keep your hands warmer than you would expect when you first put them on. I have done several rides down to 40f and they work well.
Love these - very natural fit; so comfortable you will forget you're wearing gloves. The palm and fingers grip the bike very well, and they provide excellent wind/chill protection. Highly recommended.
Keeps my hands warms down to low 40s. When it was damp and the wind chill started to dip into the mid-30s, though, my finger tips started to chill. They are comfortable, though, and they breath pretty well, too. Over all, a good value with good construction.
Received these gloves expecting something good from Castelli. Turns out they were GREAT...!!!
FIt was a bit tight when putting them on (guess I have a rather large maw but my long fingers were wonderfully enveloped....*across the wristband - NO GIVE...!!!
Once on they OUT PERFORMED expectations. Good down to mid-20s with not additional liner...and FANTASTIC wind blockage. VERY MUCH like the PULL-TAB INTEGRATED INTO THE RE-ENFORCED PALM...VERY few worries about about ripping seams while pulling then on...!!!
I've used a wool glove INSIDE them to make them roasty-toasty and can see them warming me down to 0 F. The gloves form fit very nicely over the wool gloves [DeFeet wool gloves with accented palms and fingers...!!! -- Castelli makes a similar product - Unico Glove].
Clean up nicely and dry within an hour (if wrong out..!!!) +++ on water repellant - haven't actually immersed them into a tank, but imagine they would do rather well resisting seepage -- NOT WATER RESISTANT, but close
4.5 STAR rating
I have had them on chilly 10 degree mornings and during 16 to 18 degree days. I am amazed at how well they keep my finger tips from feeling chilly and and how well they breath. I experienced no sweating when the day became warmer. These gloves are a winner at a reasonable price. I have a hand span of 220cm and the XL fits perfectly.
Great gloves, love them. Good fit. Plenty warm down to 45F, very pleased with the product and happy to recommend.
good quality, good fit.. good till 35-40 degree
Just got these gloves in the mail, they fit like a second skin. I run between a med/large depending on the brand and really don't like to take the glove off to reach into my jersey pocket,so moving to a Lg may have to much room in the fingers. They are a little snug getting on but the cuff stretches well. I suggest trying both sizes if unsure,Castelli do run smaller in all their cloths.
I am one of those riders who wear full gloves most of the year, as my hands are always cold. I bought these and a pair of Pearl Izumi's just before Thanksgiving and have been wearing the Pearls on most rides. I loved the appearance of these, but was unsure of the pad.
I headed out for a New Years morning ride and decided to try the Casetelli's out. These are the most comfortable gloves I have ever worn! Thin and lightweight these gloves were perfect for a ride in the upper 50's. I cannot wait to see how they are when it gets bit cooler in the mornings.
I would def. recommend going up one size, I wear a Medium glove in everything but bought Large and they fit PERFECTLY.
These gloves fit me perfectly in a large. No bunching, no loose fingers, just nice and snug. I like that the cuff comes up a little higher. Took them out on an early winter day: 38F, 10mph wind and my hands were pretty numb by the time I got back around sunset (32F, lt. wind). Probably a better glove for the 45-55F days like an earlier review mentioned.
excellent gloves, def have to size up. I usually wear a large and got the XL, fits perfectly. I wore these during a century, it was like 60ish degrees in the morning and my hands stayed comfortably warm. I wore them during a 45-50 degree day and your hands get cold at first but ended up warming up. I'm not sure about 30 below days though. Decent price and quality for $30 gloves.
I usually wear a medium size glove. Are these glove true to size or do should I buy a size up like Castelli clothing sizes?
yes buy the Med
Hey guys this gloves are very good I really like them I have use them a couple of times and I really enjoy them. They fit very good (At least in my hands) and the price is excellent. If you need a glove between seasons light enough with full finger cover but not so warm that make you hands sweat these are the right ones.