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Nice grip, poor stitching.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love these gloves for the fit and sticky grip. But, since I have only worn them several times in the two years that I have owned them, they have spent much of their time in my gear closet waiting to be sewn back together at the seams just like a one yer old pair of Castelli knickers that I own. Like every Castelli product that I have purchased in the last two years, the stitching fails within the first couple of uses. Sadly, Castelli does not stand behind their products either and you are generally stuck with the product unless you purchased it from Competitive Cyclist.

Functionally, these are great just like my knickers. The fit is perfect, function is perfect and the material is very nice. Quality, it isn?t worth the money if you can only wear them a couple of times before the seams start to fail at the stitching. Spend your money on another product with better quality stitching.

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It is worth noting that I returned these gloves almost a year later to CC with no problems. My review is for the product and not a reflection of CC or their customer service that is impeccable and always exceeds my expectations.

My reality is that almost every Castelli product, with exception to caps and socks, that I have purchased have had stitching failure issues in the most unpredictable places. I find their products to fit extremely well and that the material is always top of the line. It is Castelli's construction methods that I find questionable and their extreme arrogance in within their customer service department when you try to return their items for repair. I have a brand new pair of their bib knickers, worn only a handful of times that the sticking around the suspender straps failed and they sit hanging in my closet to this day along with 5 year old Craft, Exteundo and Pearl knickers that are doing just fine.