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Used the gloves for a few 100 miles. The gloves are made from a nice material. I have used PI and Castelli gloves Size Large and they fit well. These gloves in the Large were almost too small. I really like them but unfortunately I am getting blisters on both of my palms between the two pads. It might be from the stitching on the inside. If it wasn't for that, I would rate them 5 Stars.
I have a lot of Castelli cycling gear and everything has held up great. I purchased these gloves expecting the same quality. I wore the gloves on a couple rides and the stitching started coming apart at the palm area. I called BC and they replaced the gloves with a second pair. I went on a ride with the second pair and my palms started hurting after a couple hours. I checked the gloves and discovered that the palm pads were sown wrong and so the inserts were bunching up inside. I ended up returning pair number 2 as well and choosing a glove from a different company. BTW, the first pair was Made in China, the second one if I remember right was made in El Salvador.
Very disappointed in Castelli with these gloves. If this was my first Castelli purchase I would not buy from them again.
The gloves WOULD BE VERY NICE if they held up and were made right. They are very soft and comfortable.
Tried these out one time. After 20 minutes, my nipples were killing me. The straps on these shorts were too short and narrow for me. The straps ended up settling on the sides of my nipples and during riding kept sawing on the side of them. Tried multiple times to reposition them without luck. Definitively prefer the Castelli straps. I'm 6 feet tall and 160 lbs. I had a size XL. On a positive note, the pad was very comfortable.
Took the Trasparente on the first ride today. Temp was 43 degrees. I was wearing a short sleeve jersey under this jersey. I was nice and toasty and I could not believe how warm this jersey is. The chest area is completely wind proof but there is a little bit of wind that gets in from the sleeves. I did like this on the uphill parts since it allowed for some cooling.
The jersey appears to be good quality and there are a lot of details worked in. The back is nice and long. Front pocket fits an iPhone.
I am 6 feet tall and 158 lbs and I am wearing a size Large. It is not skin tight but fairly close in some parts. With the other shirt underneath, I like the fit.
UPDATE: I have used this numerous times now and it has become my go-to jersey when it's too cold for a short sleeve jersey. From the 30's all the way to the 50's, this jersey is very comfortable. If it gets too hot, just unzip the front. I have also washed the jersey several times and it is holding up great.
I tried the Craft booties before these and my toes were freezing. I went out in 37 degrees with these on my feet and stayed nice and warm. They are easy to put on and off and look great. They seem to be high quality.
Nice gloves but do not order by the size chart on BC. My finger to palm measures 7.5 inches, indicating I need a Medium. Those were way too small. I ordered the Large and it fits but is still tight. No room left in the finger tips.
The glove is wind proof. I have only ridden with it in 40 degrees and my hands were warm.