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A little numbness never hurt.

When you're on the bike, cold separates itself into several stages. Sunny fall days leave you only slightly chilled, with hands that are a little stiffer than normal but still functional. Other days, an afternoon spent pedaling through wind and rain leave your appendages completely numb, incapable of performing the simplest tasks—like taking your gloves off in the driveway when you get home. Castelli, as it's wont to do, saw a gap in the market and filled that gap with the BOA Men's Glove.

Rather than trying to create an ultra-insulated, impractical glove, it set about designing a glove that would embrace the limited mobility that's unavoidable during long, frigid rides. The resulting Men's BOA Glove relies on the same BOA dial that's served you so loyally on your road shoes. It allows you to quickly widen the glove to pull it off mid-ride, then slip it back on without fumbling in the shoulder of the road for an extra five minutes.

Aside from its easy on/off system, the BOA Glove comes with a capable OutDry shell that's impervious to rain and wind. The shell protects a plush fleece lining that works to hold heat next to your skin while allowing your hands to breathe. Silicone grip on the palm preserves bar feel and control of the cockpit, and the cuffs extend past the wrists to help eliminate gaps between the glove and your jersey.

  • Set out on your harshest, coldest rides with the BOA Glove
  • BOA dial makes on/off with cold hands far simpler
  • Outdry shell completely seals out rain and wind
  • Breathable fleece lining holds heat close to your hands
  • Extended cuff eliminates the usual glove/jacket gap

Tech Specs

Material:
OutDry (100% nylon)
Padding:
none
Closure:
1 BOA dial
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Castelli

Gloves
Men's
 XSSMLXLXXL
Hand Circumference <7.2in
(<18.4cm)
7.2 - 8in
(18.4 - 20.3cm)
8 - 8.7in
(20.3 - 22.2cm)
8.7 - 9.5in
(22.2 - 24.1cm)
9.5 - 10.2in
(24.1 - 26cm)
>10.2in
(>26cm)
Women's
 XSSMLXL
Hand Circumference <6.5in
(<16.6cm)
6.5 - 7.2in
(16.6 - 18.4cm)
7.2 - 7.9in
(18.4 - 20.2cm)
7.9 - 8.7in
(20.2 - 22cm)
>8.7in
(>22cm)
How to Measure:
Measure around the widest part of your hand, excluding the thumb.

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Really good stuff

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: L

True winter gloves. Protect well against cold. Quite thick but still comfortable enough to hold bars or to shift gears. I haven't used them in the rain though - I prefer smaller fit.

Avg. ride time: 16h 38m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

The ALMOST perfect winter glove.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: XL

I ride no matter what the weather and my hands suffer a lot. I tried a few different gloves and this one was a well researched buy.

The first thing I noticed is how incredibly warm they are. Too warm? Loosen the BOA. Too cold? Tighten the BOA. Rain has no effect either.
The tight fit hasn't affected my bike handling negatively like some other winter gloves do.

The only downside is that you can't use a touchscreen with them. Which is annoying if you like taking pictures, texting or need to take a call. However, you can easily take them off and put them back on again by quickly releasing the BOA.

Boa! Very nice!

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Have been looking for a Waterproof Glove. I hate it when I ride, then it rains and I can squeeze water out of my gloves like a sponge, just by over-gripping the bars! These were the best rated and they are truly PRO! Love them - may try a skinny insulating glove on cold days...

So far, so good, so warm!

    Mid-20 degree weather is a pretty good test of just about any glove. Weather it's on a bike, skiing, snowblowing....yeah, that's right, I've given these gloves a proper working over. I'll give them a solid A- on all fronts. The wind resistance is 2nd to none and the amount of insulation is just right to avoid feeling bulky. The Boa closure really does allow easier exit/entry which is much more appreciated than I had planned. My *only* complaint is that the Boa knob is ....well... large and a little predominant. Funny enough, it both gets in the way of a ski pole strap and also keeps it from falling off the hand when grip is released. A truly mixed blessing.
    If you get too cold in these gloves, you should probably go inside or stop being a bike nerd and put your ski gloves on.

    Fit is IT

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have been on a quest for the perfect winter cycling gloves, and the Castelli Boa may be the best I have tried. Other waterproof/breathable gloves can be very difficult to put back on after taking them off, since the opening is small and the lining is separate from the waterproof/breathable membrane (looking at you, Gore-tex and Hipora) Castelli addresses this by using the excellent OutDry membrane, which is bonded to the shell an lining and feels like a single layer of material, and with the Boa closure. The wrist of these gloves opens wide, and then cinches down for a very trim fit.
    I have worn them on a couple of rides now, both road and trail, in temperatures down to the low 30s. I have honestly not thought much about the comfort of my hands while I have been riding. They feel neither too warm or too cold. When it comes time to take off the gloves to take a photo or eat a snack, the ordeal I'€™ve experienced with other gloves is a distant memory.
    I usually wear gloves in either large or XL, and I got these in XL, as I don't want winter gloves that are too tight. Thumb and middle fingers are perfect, other fingers are a tad long, but the function of the glove is unaffected. I expect I could fit a thin liner underneath for sub-freezing temps.
    Castelli has a thin laser-cut cuff on most of their jackets, which slides under the long gauntlet of the Boa glove exceptionally well. Wrist gap is a thing of the past!

    I'm the Castelli Brand Ambassador for Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry. If you have questions about Castelli or other winter cycling clothing, call me at 801-736-6396 x 4076 or email me at mnelson@backcountry.com

    Fit is IT
    Avg. ride time: 6h 32m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Amazing feel but could be warmer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    While riding in the cold, I came to the conclusion that it was impossible for me to fish a gel out of my pocket with gloves on. When I read that these were designed to take off/on quickly it appealed to me so I ordered them. The addition of the boa lets Castelli make the cuffs longer which makes them warmer. Yes they are easy to take off and put on. The gloves are relatively warm. I'd say they are fine down to about freezing. What I didn't expect is that they have an amazing feel. I have more feeling of the handlebar and shifters than I do in my warmer weather gloves. They reduce the wind but didn't seem windproof. I found the overall fit true to size. My only size complaint is that the thumbs seemed a little short.

    Update: Tried using them for rides in the 20s. My fingers were frozen after 30-40 min. Warmer core might have helped.