Castelli Diluvio Deluxe Gloves $49.95
Neoprene for the landlubber.
When your training plan pitches you against freezing cold, your hands will be the first to feel the effects. Fortunately, for scuba divers, surfers, and those of us who refuse to get off of the bike when the weather gets nasty, there's neoprene. The Castelli Diluvio Deluxe Gloves were designed with the sole purpose of keeping your hands warm.
Few materials excel at defeating the cold as proficiently as neoprene. Accordingly, the Castelli Diluvio Deluxe gloves were constructed from 3mm neoprene. This way, the gloves insulate in order to keep out both wind and chills. Textured grip on the palm makes sure your hold on the bars remains secure at all times. And because exposed skin is unpleasant, whether it's your hand or wrist, the gloves' cuffs extend far enough to tuck it inside your jacket's sleeves.
Castelli included its classic Scorpion graphic on the back of the hand, and a terry nose wipe strip on the forefinger to finish the gloves. It's important to note that, although neoprene will keep light drizzle off your skin, it's not waterproof. When was the last time you saw a dry surfer after all? However, like a wetsuit, the more water that you encounter, the warmer that the gloves will get.
The Castelli Diluvio Deluxe Gloves are available in the color Black and in the sizes Small/Medium, Large/X-Large, and XX-Large.
|Hand Length||4.7 - 6.25in
(11.9 - 15.9cm)
|6.25 - 7in
(15.9 - 17.8cm)
|7.0 - 8.5in
(17.8 - 21.6cm)
|8.5 - 10.25in|
(21.6 - 26.0cm)
|10.25 - 11.25in|
(26.0 - 28.6cm)
|11.25 - 12in|
(28.6 - 30.5cm)
- How to Measure:
- Hand length is measured from the top of the middle finger to the base of the palm, where the palm meets the wrist.
What community has to say
A little disappointed
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these "Deluxe" gloves after several years of total satisfaction with the "Standard" Diluvio gloves. The description states these are 3 mm thick neoprene, same as the Standard. I find that spec very suspect. When I hold the Deluxe next the the old Standard there's a big difference in thickness. The main body of the glove appears to be 2 mm and the thumb portion 1 mm. While that won't have much effect in the wet, the cold weather insulation is significantly less than the old Diluvio @ 3 mm thickness throughout. The thin material around the thumb (especially wrapped around the hoods) really limits the temperature at which these are comfortable.