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Castelli Secondapelle RC Glove - Men's

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    5 Reviews

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    Upgraded grabbers.

    Castelli's Secondapelle RC Gloves are so lightweight that the only way you'll know they're present is because the padding will keep your hands from hurting and the AX Suede palm will keep you glued to the hoods. The lack of seams and a fastening device also keeps them looking low-profile and super pro.

    • AX Suede palm
    • Seamless construction
    • Lightweight four-way stretch material
    • Pull-on cuff
    • Item #CST007K

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [palm] AX Suede
    Closure
    pull-on tab
    Claimed Weight
    23 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Glad my real skin doesn't tear so easily

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

    There appears to have been some thought in the design and materials used in this glove, but the execution is lacking. Second skin is right - they are about as easy to pull on and off and one's own skin (read: difficult). After only 5 uses, the stitching along the edge of the thumb - on both right and left gloves - has started to separate (see photo) and I will shortly need to purchase another set of gloves.

    Glad my real skin doesn't tear so easily

    Nice minimalist mitt

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

    I like the minimal material and logoing, good understated summer glove. The palm material pooches out a little when my hands are off the bars. There's a little bit more padding than expected at the base of the thumb, yet to see if it's too much for me. Note that there's no nose- or sweat-wipe material on the thumbs.

    Very Pro

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I like this gloves because they are very simple, aerodynamic and comfortable. It is true there is no sweat accesorie, and they are difficult to try to take them off after riding them, but this are minimal things for me... Had some problems with the seam in my right hand glove.

    Hmmm

      These road gloves look and feel awesome.

      PROS:
      1.) Minimal padding provides better bar feel, comfort, and control. Fantastic feel. 2.) No velcro for better aerodynamics, and easier to wash (was with the rest of your kit, no snagging on your expensive jerseys!).
      3.) Very clean elegant styling. 4.) Synthetic AX suede palm is more durable and washable than leather. 5.) Very fine, soft lycra top provides snug, aero fit.

      "Secondapelle" means "second skin" in Italian.

      Cons: 1.) Expensive. $60 for short-finger gloves made in China? 2.) No sweat wipe on the thumb top. 3.) Most importantly: Longevity. The laser cut "raw" hem along the top wrist is fraying after only 10 uses. In addition, despite VERY careful removal, I'm having trouble with a second pair tearing along the middle finger seam after only 4 uses. Anyone else?

      (I'm using Pearl Izumi's PRO Aero glove as back-up. No problems there at all.)

      Sizing: Per usual with Castelli gloves, size up +1 (here, for sure). Sizing for gloves in general: Pearl Izumi = L. Giro = L/XL. Castelli = XL.

      Interesting question with multiple implications. There is nothing inherently wrong with outsourcing production to China with regard to quality (however, this begs the question why the seams on this item are failing so easily). And China is one of the oldest, richest cultures on the planet. But Castelli is -not- an Asian company. It is a famous Italian cycling sportswear company with deep roots in cycling that go back to clothing 5-time Giro winner Alfredo Binda in the 1920s and 30s and 5-time Giro winner Fausto Coppi in the 1940s.

      The only reason for a famous Italian sportswear company to outsource production is to lower labor and production costs. Yet plenty of Italian cycling sportswear companies still manufacture ALL of their clothing in Italy (SMS Santini, De Marchi, ALÉ, Nalini), or all of their clothing in Europe like Sportful --and-- their prices are roughly equal to or lower than Castelli's (such as with these gloves). Castelli has elected to outsource all of their production (except socks) to China, Macau, Vietnam, El Salvador, etc. to lower their costs. Ok, fine. But this should be reflected, for example in the price of these simple, short finger gloves. But it is not.

      I completely agree with you about outsourcing. I recently purchased 2 pairs of Castelli aero shorts, supposedly their high-end shorts. One was manufactured in Bosnia, the other in El Salvador. The shorts were stitched very differently, the Bosnia one being superior quality to the one made in El Salvador. I assumed that I had received a counterfeit product but Castelli reassured me that the shorts could be stitched differently and might be made of different materials depending on where it was manufactured. I expected way better quality control for a $169 pair of shorts. I will be switching brands. Too bad Castelli doesn't care!

      nice lightly padded race glove

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Very little padding but very very solid race glove. I don't like much padding in my glove it's just for crash protection and grip. I like this glove cause it's light and ventilates well.