Castelli Leggenda Gloves $64.95
For challenging conditions.
Windproof materials, a fleeced lined interior, and excellent grip give the Castelli Leggenda Gloves winter protection and security for challenging conditions. It's constructed from a two-layer, two-way stretch fabric that's not bulky like traditional full-finger gloves, but equally warm.
Two layers are used to form a membrane with a micro-fleece, breathable inner and water-resistant, windproof outer. This locks out the elements without clamminess and keeps things warm. To ensure positive grip, the palm is covered with silicone print, and for comfort, Castelli uses Poron XRDTM padding.
And because these gloves are for darker days, Castelli incorporated plenty of reflective elements.
The Castelli Leggenda Gloves are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black, Grey/black, and Red/black.
|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.
Reviews & Community
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I went on a 33mile ride on a blustery 32-38 degree day. Avg temps on ride were 36.8mph, 16mph avg. 2:10hr ride time. My hands were great the entire time! Not toasty, not stifling hot, but just neutral. My fingers never got cold. I previously did the same ride with just glove liners, so I know how cold feels when it creeps up. I was surprised, my riding buddy was surprised. I have to say I was skeptical about these because of their flashy looks, but they're a keeper.
I also bought Gore Power SO gloves... the wrist opening is so tight, and is cinched with such a tight rubber band, that regardless of which size I tried on, I could not get comfortable. They were like wrist a turnicate. Getting the right glove may be trial and error, but I encourage you to start here.
Castelli designed these to cover most all of your winter rides, and I buy that now. I often say, let me get the warmest glove I can just in case, but when it's 20 outside... I'm probably not riding anyway. I would rate this at 34 up to 45-50F, temps high enough to tempt you out on the road and low enough to need these.
If there is one knock, it's my genetics. I have small hands and the gel padding here hits just a bit further back where it should becasue the model hand was a bit longer in the palm that mine.
is the windproof perfect?
I can't decide...
is the windproof perfect?
I can't decide what to buy 'gore bike wear tool so gloves' or 'castelli leggenda gloves'
I want perfect windproof and warm gloves
plz recommend one
see my review - of both gloves! - above.
Is the wrist cuff elastic? When I purchased...
Is the wrist cuff elastic? When I purchased the super nano gloves I had to go to
An xtra large because the wrist cuff on the large was not elastic and I had difficulty
Putting them on. I would have preceded the large as the finger length was a better fit
But I had to go xtra large to avoid ripping the cuff. Would you recommend I do the same with the Leggenda gloves?
The Leggenda cuffs are elastic and stretchable, nothing like the fixed cuff on the Super Nano's. You'll be fine ordering your usual Castelli size.
very elastic and wide, no biting into the wrist and definitely stretchable over a wide range.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Castelli bills these as a good all around glove and I'd have to agree. They are not good for really cold (20s, 30s), but in the high 30s to high 40s these really do a great job. They are very comfortable (just enough gel, just enough layers) and I found them to be well made (so far). I'd buy these again and again - they are my go to gloves in the middle ground of a Northeast winter. The grip is just right for both commuting and road cycling.