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Castelli Sorpasso Wind Bib Tights

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Description

Riding in the frigid north has never been so warm

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.

Tech Specs

Material:
[thigh and knee] Windstopper X-Fast 2, [core] Thermoflex Core Due, [back and lower leg] Thermoflex
Fit:
form
Chamois:
yes, Progetto X2 Air
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Season:
winter
Recommended Use:
cold weather road cycling and cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty:
30 days

Size chart

Castelli

Men's Apparel
 Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large 3X-Large
Chest  35.5 - 37in
(90.2 - 94.0cm)
37 - 38.5in
(94.0 - 97.8cm)
39 - 41in
(99.1 - 104.1cm)
41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
43 - 45in
(109.2 - 114.3cm)
45 - 47in
(114.3 - 119.4cm)
Waist 29.5 - 31.5in
(74.9 - 80.0cm)
31 - 33in
(78.7 - 83.8cm)
33 - 35.5in
(83.8 - 90.2cm)
35.5 - 37.5in
(90.2 - 95.3cm)
38.5 - 40.5in
(97.8 - 102.9cm)
41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
Hips 36.5 - 38.5in
(92.7 - 97.8cm)
38 - 40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
40 - 42in
(101.6 - 106.7cm)
42 - 44in
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
44 - 46in
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
46 - 48in
(116.8 - 121.9cm)
Inseam
31.5in
(80.0cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32.3in
(82.0cm)
32.8in
(83.3cm)
33in
(83.8cm)
34.8in
(88.4cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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4 5

Nice Set of Tights

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

Wanted a second pair of tights to complement my Capo Padrone Rubaix bib tights, which are absolutely awesome. Love Capo, but they have a limited kit. Also wear Castelli alot, and have the Gabba which I LOVE and the Espresso Due Jacket which is really nice, so wanted to add a pair of tights. Really nice. Extra protection on thighs, knees and shins which help with the cold. Don't love the strap material though and would love a zipper with a higher bib like the Capos. The other thing is I tend to go with Large in Castelli, and these are a bit long. It's okay, but could be a bit shorter. I'm 5'8" and they'd definitely fit someone 5'10". Highly recommend

5 5

great pants

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

I wanted to write a quick review of these pants. There are several panels to the pants with some being thicker than others. The thickest windstopper panels are on the front of the pant legs which makes sense as this is where you get the most wind when riding. Around the croch area there is a lighter fabric and this was done as this is the area that gets the most movement in the pants when you are peddling. The tradeoff is that the croch area tends to get a bit cold when it drops close to freezing. One may consider wearing a pair of underarmor boxer briefs under these pants to give a bit more warmth in the croch. I have also seen that gore has a pair of windstopper boxer briefs that would probably be great with these pants in cold weather. Other than that suggestion, these pants are awesome.

For fit purposes, I am 6'1", 190# and the XXL fit me great.

How is the water protection on this one?

How is the water protection on this one?

Best Answer Responded on

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

Responded on

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!

5 5

Ammazza!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tights absolutely rule. They slay any cold weather...period. The fit is second to none, and the chamois is absolutely sublime. My best piece of gear/purchase to date. These things are just amazing. 5'10", 32' inseam and the Large fits like an absolute glove. I'm waiting just a bit longer for more of a markdown because I'll probably buy 2 more. Well worth the $.

5 5

Excellent cold weather tights

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Between about 25F and 45F, these are The Bomb. Above 45F, I wear my Velocissimo bib tights. Below 25F, other bits get cold first. I've found the excellent wicking is needed, even in the chillies. No hot spots, no cold spots, just good temperature control, and good wind blocking.

Typical desk-jocket physique: 6'1", 185 lbs, the XL fits perfectly.

5 5

Great winter tights!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Got these for my go-to winter riding tights for temps between 35-50. I was able to put these to the test during my first ride where it started off at 35 degrees, then started to snow, then the sun came out and it warmed up to 50 degrees. I even did a decent 5 mile climb when ti was 50 degrees and sunny. These tights were warm enough in the snow and I was certain I was going to burn up when the sun came out and it the temperature increased. However, I found these tights breathed extremely well during my climb in 50 degree temps. I would probably opt for knickers or leg warmers instead if I started my ride out when it was 50, but what impressed me about these tights was their use in a dynamic range of temps. I like the windstopper for additional warmth over the Sorpasso tights. I'm 6'3" and 195 with a 34 inch waist and the XL fits perfectly. Great craftsmanship and the chamois is on of my favorites. Well done Castelli!

5 5

Nice Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Just perfect for riding in the cold.

4 5

Nice Bib Tights For a Wide Temp. Range

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these tights to fill in that 40-50 degree range when there is also the addition of strong winds. I have a couple pairs of Polare Tights that are too warm for anything but the coldest days. I also have Several pairs of Castelli knickers that work well into the 49-50 degree range. The Sorpasso Wind Bib Tights really do a great job keeping you comfortable on those days that might start in the 30's but warm up into the low 50's. I wore them on a day that got to 56 degrees and at that point, they were beginning to feel like they were too warm. Fit is good and the Progetto X2 Air is very comfortable. With these bibs paired with my Mortirollo Due jacket, I can ride comfortably for hours.

5 5

Nice Improvement

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Castelli clothing has become my new addition and the wind tights fulfilled all expectations. I tend to run a little warm so finding the right combination can be difficult. For that reason, the wind tights I will reserve for under freezing temps and use my non-wind Sorpasso for warmer temps in the 30 to 45 range. The difference is noticeable. On a recent 23* day, I could feel the warmth of my legs as I warmed up, a sensation which didn't leave me for the entire two hours on the bike. Casstelli claims this is the limit for these tights but I plan on depending on these for temps down to the teens. The fit is typical Castelli, snug. The X2 chamois is my only preference for cycling as I have taken more expensive shorts and tights and placed them in storage and said "Good By" to near constant saddle sores. Now the looks, well, you just sort of make a statement when you wear Castelli, bold but not billboard-ish, team kit look. If the quality is as good as other Sorpasso tights, which I would expect they are, than I can expect years of use before they show any wear, as has been my experience.

4 5

Nice Addition to Castell's Lineup

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

As expected these fit like a glove and the quality is excellent. I wear a L in Castelli bibs/tights and while these were still a L (6' x 160 lbs.) they were slightly more snug than I expected. Probably due to the wind fabric being less stretchy. So how warm are they? I rode today in Michigan 27F with a 20+ mph NW wind and they were fine. I think this is probably close to the lower limit with this temp/wind combo especially when I turned around into the wind...keep in mind the wind fabric is only in the thighs and knees. None the less a quality product and Castelli is spot on with this addition to the Sorpasso line up. I did rate it only a 4 star because I have only used it once.

5 5

great fitting, great looking.

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

Just received these today in the mail. The fit appears to be spot on, I ordered a large per the size chart (and super helpful sales rep Christy), I am 6ft 200lbs, 34 waist. These fit as they appear too. I think an XL would have been too big. Can't wait for the cold front to come this week to Texas. With temps forecast for the 40's, these should come in quite handy for my training ride! Why I haven't wore bibs before, I have no idea...super comfortable just wearing them around.

5 5

Great fit

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

I ordered one size up and the fit is great, I can't wait for the temps to plunge so I can use them more often

Responded on

Possibly you can help me with what size to get.Sounds like you had a little trouble with your sizing.I'm 5'11" and 168 lbs with a 33 " or 34" waist.Hope you can help.