j.a3006219wrote a review of Castelli Free Gloves on January 9, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'll first say that I prefer gloves with minimal padding, mesh on the backs and no mechanical closure system. With fingerless gloves... simple is better. Castelli typically does a bang-up job with their range of summer gloves but this pair didn't even last through the summer before the stitching started to tear at the wrist. Pulling them off sweaty palms with the little tabs between the fingers is useless and an exercise in futility; never mind patience.
I found the best practice was to try and roll the gloves off the back of my hands then turn them inside out to let them dry. After drying to the hardness of an overcooked peanut brittle; they become even more difficult to pull on. Castelli gave no reinforcement at the wrist seams to seat the glove on the hands so the fragile mesh/seam location took the brunt of the stress. Before a month was out, I could see stitches giving way and the seam pulling from the mesh. Too bad... I still have an older pair of Castelli gloves with less padding yet are more durable than these. Overpaid for a product that can't take the daily abuses of riding.