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    Cold isn't an excuse.

    With the right gear, you don't have to limit your riding to a dank basement or crowded spin class at the gym. Gloves like Castelli's Estremo offer the coverage and weather protection for pedaling through those dark winter months.

    Not only do these gloves sport wind- and water-resistant WindStopper X-Fast fabric on the back of the hand, they're equipped with a fleece lining. The lining keeps your paws warm, but it also contributes to comfort by wicking perspiration and transferring it to the outer WindStopper Layer. This combination of warmth retention and weather defense lets the Estremo confidently lead a full-frontal winter assault.

    But warmth, weather protection, and perspiration management aren't the only things we expect from a sub-freezing cycling glove. The connection to your hoods is just as important, and the Estremo delivers with a gripy and durable fabric for the palm and fingers. This offers excellent feedback for control, accurate shifts, and confident braking. The hand is also treated to a vibration-damping palm for reduced fatigue on those longer rides. A microsuede thumb panel offers a soft wiping surface, and the wide neoprene cuff ensures The Estremo locks out all cold air.

    • Full-finger cycling glove for cold-weather rides
    • WindStopper X-Fast blocks the elements
    • Vibration-damping palm reduces fatigue
    • Fleece lining adds a bit of warmth
    • Neoprene cuff provides a solid seal
    • Microsuede thumb panel for nose wiping
    • Item #CST2480

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [body] GORE Windstopper X-Fast, [lining] fleece, [cuff] neoprene, [thumb panels] microsuede
    Closure
    hook-and-loop cuff
    Recommended Use
    cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Not as warm as touted

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I got these because my Garneau glove/mits weren’t getting the job done below freezing. I bailed on a ride with these in 23°F temps because of painfully cold fingers. I just rode 3 miles to the train in 19° temps and had the same result. My fingers were already getting cold by mile 1.

    Back to square one.

    Nice gloves but not as warm as expected

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought these gloves because of Castelli quality, they were described as warm gloves for frosty temperatures, and lots of reviews said they are warm in the 20s and 30s. I like the goves. They are well made and look good, fit well and are comfortable, but for me they don't provide the warmth I expected. They are great alone down to the mid-40s but any lower and I need to add a liner, and when temps get into the mid 30s or below, I have to use something else. Everyone's cold tolerance is different, but for me these are not winter gloves.

    Great Gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Ex-Large
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 172lbs

    30 miles in 26 degree weather with 15 mph winds (= 15 degree wind chill), and hands were warm throughout the ride. These gloves perform as advertised.

    Warmest 5 finger cycling glove yet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 135lbs

    I use for MTBing.
    Up until I got these, nothing but lobster gloves with liners keeps my fingers warm in the 20's. They're so warm, I need to pack lighter gloves so I can change when the temp rises later in the ride. And since I sweat in these, I've also washed several times with no problems. Overall, great very cold weather glove.
    Notes:
    Not too bulky, Doesn't bunch up on the grip. Not too hard to remove with sweaty hands, but pinky will sometimes turn inside out. Velcro cuff almost doesn't close around jacket sleeve, and is too bulky to put under elastic sleeve.

    Toasty!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 180lbs

    2 hr ride in the mid 30s, super warm, didn’t feel the cold wind at all, good fit on the hoods, no problem shifting di2.

    Comfy & Functional

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    They work well in the mid-30s so far -- I rode 3+ hours in those temps w/ no issues w/ my fingers. Changing gears, brakes, etc. is no problem. My only minor quibble is with the velcro on the cuff -- I hate velcro anywhere near the sleeves (bunches up, catches fabric), but I knew that when I bought them. It does seal out air/cold/wet well , but I'd prefer a stretchable elastic cuff sans velcro (like my other warmer wx pair of Castelli gloves). For now, the obvious solution is to close the velcro UNDER the jersey/jacket sleeves -- it works but is sub-optimal.

    It was dark and cold....

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    When I put these on i really do forget about the temp. 31F and I keep waiting for something to happen? Cold fingers and panic never showed up. They are not snug but not bulky. They’re really comfortable. Shifting, operating lights, scrolling thru my Garmin.... no problems. The padded palm is nice. The soft thumb for clearing your eyes and nose is pretty nice too. The cuff is plenty long and snug. No air gets in. All in all I’d say these are everything as described if not more.

    Great Michigan winter gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I have used these everyday since they showed up. In 50° they breathe well and dont make my hands sweat. And in 30° my hands are toasty warm. I ride in the rain and the gloves get wet but my hands stay dry. And by rain I mean a total downpour on my 5 mile commute to work. And the only thing that ever gets wet is my butt and shoes. I have castelli water resistant winter thermal jackets. And between them and these gloves I just need some waterproof shoes and I'll be great. They could be tighter and to use my touch screen I have to take the gloves off. And they are bulky and hard to remove and put on while riding. But thats the only reason they didnt get a 5 star. But they do what I bought them for and that's keep my hands warm on my night commutes. And in Michigan it gets very cold at night.

    Not for Reynaud's fingers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: xs
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 120lbs

    I bought the xs for my short, wide female hands. The are very comfortable. However, they are good for me only in upper 40s and low 50s. If it's 30s or low 40s, it's battery-heated gloves for me.

    Super gloves

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    After a long history of glove dissatisfaction, I've finally found a pair I love. I get cold hands (and feet, but that's another story) and these have been the solution to 30-mile Prospect Park winter rides in near-zero temps in NYC. The magic is that they don't feel too bulky, and the wrist cuff is a work of art - it wraps tight and slim so you can fit it under the sleeve of your favorite winter jacket.

    Worth every penny

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    These gloves are extremely warm and windproof. I've used them on 2 rides so far: an hour when it was overcast and 36F and two hours at nighttime and 30F. My fingers stayed warm. Seems like you could use them down into the teens or twenties with hand warmers. Have not used them in rain yet. The measurements in the sizing chart were accurate. They have rubberized palms and fingers and grip the hoods and bars very well. They're also well padded but are not overly bulky. Braking and shifting are unimpeded. They are form-fitting, and the elastic velcro cuffs fit tight over the sleeves to seal out the cold. Fine micro suede on the thumb and forefinger wipe the nose gently and do not chafe. I don't think my hands will ever get cold again.

    Warm and toasty fingers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    Great for low 20s to low 50s. I was concerned about the fit, I usually take L in gloves and assumed that the standard Castelli caveat of "size up +1" would apply but no, L fits perfectly. Have not had any issues with articulation.

    Warm and little bulky

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I usually size up with Castelli. That was the case with these gloves. The large is warm and the finger length is good. They are bulky but that's due to the insulation - it took a ride to adjust. I like these and are now my go-to gloves when the temperature is between 3 and 7 Celsius.

    Flawed Beauty

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I never actually used these, only tried them on in the store, and am only reviewing them to point out that the thumbs are poorly articulated, and that it takes effort to reach for the shifter. Otherwise I would have gladly paid the $$$ these cost, as they were great-looking, have excellent features, and are very comfortable. Fit is excellent, as to finger length and around the hand fit. Settled for some gloves half the price, but better articulated.

    The very best for cold temps

    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I love these gloves, I save them for the coldest days, I cannot wear them above 39 degrees or my hands will be swimming in sweat. The coldest? I saw 17 degrees one day with no problems. The glove is a little bulky but that's to be expected for the amount of warmth provided.
    The medium is true to size.

    Great Gloves

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    These gloves are great down to freezing temp 33F. Below that temp, I switch to mittens. These gloves are comfortable up to 55F - above that I start sweating. Hope this helps!

    Fat.

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    These gloves seem very warm but they are a bit bulky. Wrist adjustment is nice and will interface well with jerseys and jackets. Will probably only use for mtb. because I ride my brakes loose on road and CX and the bulk of these interferes with pulling the brake levers all the way back. But when I say loose--I mean like almost all the way to the bar. If I lived in a consistently cold climate, I'd probably set up a training bike with tighter brakes and these glove would then work for that application.

    Sets the Standard

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

    Size M, true to size in my opinion. I wore the gloves during a mid winter day with the temperature in upper 30's. My hands were extremely comfortable on this 1 hr ride. It took a little getting used to them and shifting more so than braking. I like the soft area at the base of thumb to wipe a dripping nose. Maybe next generation they can upgrade the index finger for touch screen capability. Still gets a 5 star rating.

    Sets the Standard

    Just does the job if you have Reynauds

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 128lbs

    I have Reynauds in both hands so, in my opinion, there isn't a "typical" winter glove I own (Ever hopeful, I own 6 pairs of winter gloves from 3 different companies) that has a temperature range rating that runs true to the printed spec. The Estremo is certainly the warmer of the 3 pair (Tempesta II and Spettacolo are the other two) from Castelli that I own and are good to about 34 - 36 degrees on a 1 - 2 hour ride. I still have white finger tips, however, when I get home. The Estremo is well made and is even in the small, just large enough to slide in a pair of thin liners without getting too tight or restrictive.

    I've resorted to lithium-ion powered heated glove liners for the colder days. Battery tech has improved a lot so I can get about 3 hours on the medium setting on a full charge. I pull on fleece-lined waterproof shell "lobster" style mitts with gauntlets long enough to cover the battery pack (the shell is a now discontinued REI Novara model). While they look like big fat lollipops when I wear them, it's made a world of difference for commuting and longer rides during Pacific NW winters where it can dip to the 20's and lower.

    Would these gloves be able to do double duty as xc-ski gloves?

    I think so! Of course, it always depends on the conditions...I have worm them for colder mountain rides. Depending on the weather and whether you run hot or cold, maybe take a warmer and/or lighter pair with you in your pack. On a blustery night ride, I found the Estremos to be perfect for the entire ride but on a less cold evening, I overheated on the way up but was perfect on the way down.



    Solid dexterity, breathe relatively well and pretty durable Give 'em a go!