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    Sorpasso Wind Bib Tights

    Castelli's passion for riding extends through all four seasons, and in Italy, where Castelli was born, that means frigid, bitter winters. Its warmest Bib Tights, the Sorpasso Wind, build upon its reputation of Italian design and quality and the result is a winter tight as comfortable as your favorite summer short.

    With the Sorpasso Wind bib tights, Castelli has taken everything you love about its Sorpasso winter tight, and made it even warmer and ideal for riding in the Great North. The main panels of the Sorpasso consist of variations of Thermoflex fabric at both the upper front, and legs. The Thermoflex Core Due at the front is a two-layer fabric that keeps warmth near your core while wicking moisture away to keep you dry. The Thermoflex Stretch used at the back and lower legs allows maximum flexibility and mobility to pedal and move while riding.

    To create an even warmer tight than the Sorpasso, Castelli cut Windstopper X-Fast panels for the thighs and knees. This is a windproof, four-way stretch with a fleece layer that rests against the skin. It extends the temperature range of the Sorpasso bib tights down to well below freezing. The tights are held in place with Giro++ seamless shoulder straps with a wide Thermoflex back panel — this ensures that cold and wind do not creep in beneath your winter jacket.

    The Sorpasso features Castelli's top-of-the-line Progetto X2 Air seat pad. This is the same pad that is found in its best shorts. The top layer was made from a seamless, four-way stretch, microdenier fabric that moves with your body eliminating chafing. To keep your skin happy, it received an anti-bacterial treatment. This layer was bonded to a multi-density foam pad that provides optimal padding for different areas. Sit bones receive denser perforated pads, while softer padding is placed in sensitive soft tissue areas. Getting in those winter base miles has never been so comfortable.

    Castelli finished the Sorpasso bib tights with its Giro3 ankle grippers. These keep out cold by sealing around shoe covers. The ankles close with camlock zippers so that they stay shut and are trimmed with reflective tape for low-light visibility.

    The Castelli Sorpasso Wind Bib Tights come in sizes Small through XXX-Large in the color Black/white.

    • A winter bib tight with the protection of Windstopper
    • Thermoflex Core2 fabric adds compression for better circulation
    • Gore Windstopper X-Fast keeps the wind chills at bay
    • Lumbar support strap keeps the fit snug and secure
    • Seamless, Giro lie-flat bib straps prevent chaffing
    • Multi-density Progetto X2 Air chamois supports your sit bones
    • Reflective details increase visibility in low light
    • Giro3 ankle grippers keep the tight in place and create a seal when wearing overshoes
    • Item #CST2699

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [knee, thigh] Windstopper X-Fast, [front, knee] Thermoflex Core2, [back, lower legs] Thermoflex
    Season
    winter
    Fit
    Form-Fitting
    Length
    Full-Length
    Chamois
    Progetto X2 Air
    Bib
    Giro seamless
    Reflective
    detailing
    Claimed Weight
    317g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Bad Chamois

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Overall, these bib tights are great. Good construction as you'd expect from Castelli, however, I've been disappointed with the quality of the chamois. It's too thin and not sufficient for longer rides. I have a pair of Castelli bib shorts and the chamois is much different and super comfortable so this is surprising. Like I said though, everything else about the product is great, the gore fabric is waterproof around the knees and they definitely keep you warm.

    Holy Cow!

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Small

    I was looking for something to keep me warm in the short commute to and from work. This does the trick really well. I don't recommend long rides in anything over 50-55 F. Unless you like to dress lightly on the upper body. Stay off the steep hills unless it's Arctic cold. Otherwise your legs will sweat.

    Outstanding winter bib tight

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I have owned a lot of winter tights and this pair may rank as the best. I purchased a medium which is the size I always order in Castelli and the fit is great. Castelli does run small so if you have never owned a pair size up. The wind panels do a very nice job of keeping the wind out and the fabric does an amazing job of keeping me warm and moving moisture. The zips at the bottom of the legs are the perfect length for ease of getting the tights on and off. Like all winter tights you need to be patient when you put them on, don't pull from the top--you need to work them on and off. Many of the winter tights I have owned in the past are to heavy to thick and they almost impede your movement on the bike , not these they feel terrific! This is clearly a winter tight for cold not cool weather. I was out the other day and the temps here in Chicago were in the low 20"s. I rode for just over 2 hours on the road and was super comfy start to finish. If you're looking for a nice fitting, really comfortable winter riding tight that is a real performer---this is the ticket!

    Not bad, but not what I expected...

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    Granted Castelli makes some good to very good cycling gear. I’m pretty picky so my use of the word "excellent" is rare and reserved for what actually is. I have another pair of bibs from another manufacturer that have come to the end of their useful life. Looking back and in comparison they were excellent in what they were constructed for. However, I opted to try a different brand; enter Castelli.

    First, these are delicate - in putting them on. Pull them too hard up and you’ll hear threads pop. Sectional slowness is the move here. Once on, from the upper thigh, near the waist and down, they’re really snug. I normally get an XL, but because they run small, I got a XXL. Glad I did. The zipper at the ankles was needed. Once zipped tho, you were set there as well. As I said the fit from there back to the upper thigh was race fit snug. I like that. The material isn’t as thick as I expected, but once on, it kept you warm enough in high 40’s to mid 50’s for So Cal weather. Any lower than mid 40’s, based on your tolerance, you might want to use something else. For what it’s worth, it was 48 when I left and around 57 degrees when I was done. So why not five stars? Three reasons. The pad is pretty good, but pad comfort is subjective for each rider. So in my case, I’ve had better. At 25 miles In I started getting the unique feeling my sit bones were starting to get fatigued in them. Not sore, just that sensation of tapping out soon. Also, I wish the fit around the pad was as snug as it was on my thigh. It wasn’t. Which brings me to the fit around the waist. It’s a different cut some riders may or may not like. Not uncomfortable, just different. Shoulder straps, fabric wise we’re fine, but given the cut around the waist I could see why some have noted them. My biggest issue with these bibs is the area around my Johnson. The material is thin and unlike the material covering my legs. Some riders may like the gust of cold air that penatrates the fabric in that area, this rider does not. If these are bibs designed to keep you warm and I’m bundled for the cold weather, it would seem to be counterproductive to skimp that area. I’m guessing the thought process was you’re leaned over so it’s not needed. I object. Wind travels were there is space. Lastly, at some point you gotta stand up, right?

    With these bibs, they aren’t bad, they’re good. But know it’s limits and make sure you’re comfortable with the drawbacks.

    BTW, the pic is from the left lower leg, at the end of a 17 mile ride. My third time wearing them. Smh.

    Not bad, but not what I expected...

    Progetto X2 Air seat pad FTW

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Its worth paying a little extra to get castelli. And its worth a little more within the castelli line to get the Progetto X2 Air seat pad. As its been said many times before, size up for Castelli. I'm 6'2 and 170lbs and the Large are a snuggish race fit.

    Awesome Fit, Plenty Warm

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Awesome design, fit and temperature regulation. I have found that these work really well in the 30's. Castelli strategically incorporated different fabrics through out the bib tights to ensure comfort and breath-ability. If your legs run cold or need more warmth, I would recommend going with the Polare 2. Castelli has done an excellent job on this piece, would definitely recommend.

    Leaves room for improvement

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I generally purchase top of the line gear for riding in challenging conditions. I purchased theses and have used them 10 times in various conditions from 25 F up to 40 degrees F. The lack of insulation in the upper thigh and groin area is CERTAINLY a concern. Any rider that wears these enough will notice the flaw. I am somewhat confused by all the 5* ratings of this product as CC reviewers are generally fairly accurate. I have resorted to a pair of wind stopper base layers underneath. I don't really like the extra heft, but that is what seems to be required to make a 2.5 hour ride comfortable at 30 degrees with a wind. If I were in the market for a new pair, I would likely look elsewhere prior to purchasing this product.

    Very small

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 3XL
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    I'm 6'0", 190 lbs. 38" waist, average to slightly large thighs. I usually wear either an XL or L in riding shorts or tights. I was advised to order this item in XXL, which was extremely tight. I returned them for 3XL. Even the 3XL was too small. I tried a couple of hour rides, but the tight dug in at the crotch on every stroke. If you weigh over 180, unless you are tall and slim, look for another item. I know Castillo has a reputation for running small, but this was ridiculously small. Too bad - it's a really nice tight, if it fits you.

    These are the ones for 40*F and less

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    They're like the regular sorpassos, but these are noticeably warmer.

    They're a typical Castelli fit. I wear a small in all the Castelli clothes except for the Idro, which I wear a medium. I have a lot of Castelli: several jerseys short and long, gabba, perfetto, alpha jacket, vests.

    These are absolutely NOT the ones for 30 or below. Not good even from 30 to 35F. Your junk will freeze. Good enough from 40 to 55. But anywhere near 55F do you really need long tights? I'm skinny and I don't (YMMV).

    There's no such thing as bad weather...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 178lbs

    Just the wrong clothing. I wore a pair @ the cx nationals in hartford @ 28 degrees and it was perfect. So perfect i bought another after that.

    Comfortable and warm, were even smaller

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I have so many pieces of Castelli gear and always buy medium and they fit me perfectly. These tights are even tighter around the waste than all of my other Castelli gear. Besides the fit though, These are Very warm. I was almost sweating getting ready for my winter rides, but when outside it was like it wasn't even cold outside and I never suffered once while riding in the Utah cold. The windstopper part on the front is perfect for cold damp rides where you might hit a little mist, and are even good for Fat bike riding in the snow as well.

    If you have any questions about these tights, email me at: gcelentano@backcountry.com

    Excellent winter tight

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    A very comfortable tight with excellent warmth and breathability. I wear it between 15-40F and have no issues with staying warm. I love the front wind protection. Excellent padding and comfortable straps. I think it fits true to size.

    No groin / lower abdomen insulation.

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 153lbs

    Great potential but...
    I normally love Castelli, but this is a seriously flawed design. Knee warmth and panel design is excellent, and so is fit from waist down, but as others have commented, there is no attempt to keep your junk or gut warm, in fact the fabric is see-thru there! WTF Castelli! Also, the shoulder straps roll up and cut your shoulder circulation, and there is a 1/2" waist band that digs in too much. My lower abdomen was very cold at 35 degrees. I'm returning these.

    Warm!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    For me, this is warm enough in the 25*F and up range. I'm in CT and it has been a bit warmer, so I haven't tested them when it gets below 20. I have the sorpasso tights as well, and these are definitely warmer. The wind protection has been nice for the blustery cold fronts. So far, these are as warm as the pearl izumi elite amfib bib tights, but the castellis fit so nicely. I wear a small in all castelli wear, and these fit fine.

    I'm 5'6 and 140lbs. My legs are considered muscular as well as my calves.

    Excellent for terrible weather.

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 163lbs

    This is a great winter tight, but it is best for full winter days with cold temps, wind, and/or rain. The wind blocking fabric also blocks a little breathability, but it's a fair trade for how warm the tights are. They are not as stretchy, and may take some wiggling to get them to fit, but once on they conform to the riding position well.

    Good thermal

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XLg
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 188lbs

    Nice fit and insulation for 38 deg +. I rode with them in 19 deg and froze. Crotch area has no insulation, wish it did.

    Warm legs in cool temps

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    These are high quality bibs. The thigh portion is snug and warm. The private area not so much. When you stand to pedal you'll feel the cold in the crotch. Overall it's a great product.

    Great value, superb construction

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought a pair of these bibs last fall and rode them comfortably and extensively this last winter in temps down to the mid 20s. Below that, they are no longer sufficient and I then used my Assos. These Castelli bibs fit small: I am 5'10", weigh 145 lbs with a 30" waist and the Medium size fits me perfectly. The wind-breaking fabric really cuts the wind out and will even repel some water. The zippers at the bottom of the legs are sturdy and solid. The chamois is comfortable for very long ride and keeps a man's genitalia where everything should be. I liked these bibs so much that I bought a second pair a week ago.

    How is the water protection on this one?

    How is the water protection on this one?

    Best Answer

    Hi Lam,



    Checked the Castelli site to get more info about this particular bib: they make no claim for them being water-proof, or even H2O resistant. Some light melting snow will probably be no big issue...but not prolong riding in freezing drizzle.



    Best temp rang (per Castelli) for this bib is 25-46 F, with excellent wind stopping advantage.



    Their warmest winter bib is their *Polare Due bib with a riding temp range of 18-25 F. But again, these are not touted as being water proof/resistant, either.



    They do have a water-proof/water resistant bib line up called: "*Nanoflex..."

    *Nanoflex is their version of Gore's Gore Tex fabric. Look for their bib with Nanoflex in it's name, as they have a few different selections to choose from. The only trade off is they aren't quite as warm as these.



    Gore has some weather-beater water resistant/proof products (as does PI)...but of course, that's a whole different class of product/fit.



    Hope this Helps

    Another option for both warmth & added rain/wet protection might be using the *Polare Due & wearing Gore's Alp-X GT rain pants over top for total rain/slush protection (they have a great super light weight rain/wind jacket, too...ALP-X 2.0 GT). If you do try these pants, make sure you purchase a good leg band to keep the bottom pants leg out of the chain, as they are somewhat baggy from the knee down. They are very light weight and pretty packable (if you use a pack). I like a leg band made by Dueter...you might have to special order from your local bike shop...$11.00, but worth it (I'll post a pic on the Gore GT pants page, as all who purchase these pants should deff. have this band!).



    Happy Trails!