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Castelli Tempesta 2 Glove

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    Tech Specs

    Material
    [membrane/laminate] Hipora, [lining] fleece
    Closure
    stretch
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 128g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Nice upgrade from original Tempesta

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Purchased Small
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 128lbs

    Overall, it works as described. Hands have stayed reasonably dry in typical Northwest Washington winter downpours during 2 hour rides. It remains to be seen how warm they'll be when the temperature drops because it's been on the warmer side so far this winter.

    They're a good upgrade to the original Tempesta because stuffing a thin liner glove into the originals was difficult due to the tighter overall cut. The 2nd gen Tempesta is bulkier, warmer and more versatile due to the extended range in colder wet conditions.

    Note: I had to size down from the small to the x-small in the original Tempesta because there was at least 1/2" extra in the finger length. The new Tempesta sizing ran the same way: I had to size down to an x-small. The Lightness, Scalda, Spettacolo and Estremo I own all fit true to size.

    The fleece liners are sewn into the hem and follow the "hung" liner method of fabrication. In other words, they'll pull out a little when hands are slid out and can be a bit of a pain to push the fingers back into the fingers of the shell when your hands are cold and damp.

    To: Ron R.
    Castelli rates the Spettacolo at 36 - 54 F and the Tempesta II at 32 - 46 F. I used to commute (now live on Whidbey Island) daily from Seward Park to Lower Queen Anne and wore the Spettacolo comfortably in the 36 - 54 range when it was NOT raining. The original Tempesta wasn't warm enough without a liner to ride in cold wet conditions (too tight and stiff to be comfortable). Tempesta II has a wider range of use in the kind of weather we've had in Seattle (and Whidbey) so far this year. I've worn the Tempesta II a lot more than the Spettacolo this winter. The T-II has been warmer AND drier than the Spettacolo during my daily commutes and longer weekend rides on Whidbey.

    One other note: the T-II's Hipora shell is much softer and flexible than the T-I's Outdry shell which was bombproof but also stiff and relatively inflexible. I prefer the Hipora shell for comfort and dexterity but it remains to be seen how "waterproof" the T-II's will be in the longer term. If this winter is as wet as it was in 2016 - 2017, then I'll find out sooner rather than later.

    January 7, 2018 Update.
    1.5 hour ride in steady rain. The shells were wet all the way through. The liners didn’t soak through so the hands stayed relatively dry.

    The flip side is that it took 4 short cycles (20 minutes each) on low heat to get the shells about 90% dry. The cuffs are still a bit damp.

    Temperature was in the high 40’s F so my hands were chilly by the end of the ride. Glad it wasn’t wet AND cold outside today.