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CastelliLightness Glove - Men's
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Item # CST0472

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Item # CST0472
Description

Let there be light!

The Garmin-Cervelo professional cycling team's favorite glove for cool conditions, Castelli Lightness Gloves are designed to be soft, stretchy, and warm.

Castelli's Lightness gloves are a happy marriage of two materials: Thermoflex and Clarino. Thermoflex is made with a nylon/lycra blend that's brushed on the inside to provide stretch and warmth, while the outside has a silicone finish to offer light water repellency. By using Clarino (a fabric made of extra-fine micro-fiber) for the palms, Castelli increased the touch and durability of the Lightness. You'll get gloves that offer ideal cool-weather protection while offering enhanced aerodynamics and an intimate feel for the handlebars. What more could you want?

The Castelli Lightness Gloves come in Black and are offered in six sizes from X-Small through XX-Large.

Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Material
Thermoflex, Clarino
Closure
slip-on
Recommended Use
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Size

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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Best Spring/Fall full-finger glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are 40 (!) reviews for this glove for a reason.

These are the benchmark glove for riding between 50 and 65°. Especially when riding hard or climbing because the almost magical top textile breathes so well.

Also, these gloves provide the -best- bar feel and bar grip of any long-finger glove I have ever used.

These gloves are one of the best items that Castelli makes; and that is saying something.

Durability? I got two seasons out of mine with heavy use.

Note as of 2017: The color of the letters spelling Castelli on the wrist has recently changed (improved). The letters are now a very cool, dark grey on the black glove.

Size up +1 with Castelli gloves. Sizing for gloves: Pearl Izumi = L. Specialized= L. Giro = XL. Castelli = XL.

My new favorite

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

In between glove between heavier fall\winter glove and light spring. Good for 40-60 degrees. Even survived a couple short rain squalls and light rain without too much discomfort. Does run tight. Normally wear a medium but need a large in this.

Great Glove...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

...for early Spring or Fall rides. Great fit and finish, super grippers on the palm side. Keeps your hands warm and responsive on long rides. Very comfortable, inside of glove quite soft.

Avg. ride time: 5h 21m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Great fitting glove, looks great

    Bought this glove as an in between glove between my half finger gloves and my LG thinsulate gloves for colder temps. This is a great glove from about 45F to 60F for me. A little bit of a fuss to put on. Fits like a glove. LOL. Did I say that? No extra material and looks great. Not designed to operate touch screens which I think someone said it was. I would buy it again and fits true to size.

    Avg. ride time: 7h 58m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Good cool/cold weather glove

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XXL

    As usual with Castelli go up at least one size. I went with an XXL which is one to two sizes larger than usual for me. I find these to be very good in the 4C-10C (~40-50F) range. Too cold for a normal full fingered cycling glove but too warm for a heavier glove. They are surprisingly warm for such a thin glove, though I must admit I don't like sweaty hands any more than frozen ones so I'm ok with being on the cool side. I also like to be able to feel my brakes, shifters, and bars so I know what is going on and can feel the road which is pretty important when the road conditions get dodgey. I'll opt on the thinner side for "feel". They block wind well and are good in drizzle but not a rain glove. The grip is surprisingly good, and although unpadded are very comfortable for long rides, even on chip seal. For the price, pretty hard to beat.

    The only niggle is they don't "give" much so can be a bit fussy to get on and off. If they had a bit more insulation in the fingers without effecting feel they would be 5 star.

    Good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great glove for those cold mornings. very soft sand and comfortable. I bought a size Large. I should have went a size bigger.

    Great for cold weather riding

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Perfect for cold/cool weather riding. Usually a Medium, but the large fit well as other reviews mentioned sizing up. Soft fabric between the thumb and index fingers works will to wipe your face. Also works well with touchscreens.

    Avg. ride time: 8h 15m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    One of the most versatile gloves

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

    I've purchased a 2nd pair of these just in case, as they are truely amazing. I've used my 1st pair for 2 winters, and they are still going strong with no holes in them. I've been comfortable in every weather condition from the low 60's to the high 30's. I've ridden through wind, drizzle, and full rain with these gloves. Despite the very thin fabric, they are windproof and very water resistant so they block the two worst things I deal with weather-wise. Because they are thin, especially at the palm and fingers, I always have positive control of my levers and the bar when I wear them. The have a narrow cuff to avoid using velcro, but stretch enough to get over my hand and fit comfortably whether I am doing a sprint drill or just base miles. The bad? Once they are soaked through, they're too thin to provide much warmth. But it does take quite a bit of rain to reach that point.

    Too small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: large

    i got a large in these and they were just too small. Idont think i have the biggest hands but even my wife found them hard to get on.

    Read the reviews. Size up +1 with Castelli. Italian sizing -is- different.

    Thin to Win

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

    As a big fan of gloves due to the climate I live in, I found a glove that replaces knit gloves with more wind protection and better feel. From the gripper materials on the palm and fingers to the overall close fit and light feel, the Lightness glove has delivered so far. If there is a durability issue down the road I will simply have them sewn if necessary.

    Avg. ride time: 5h 43m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    great replacement for my Nano gloves

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

    I was a little hesitant about these gloves but I really wanted a full finger glove for 50-70 degree weather to replace my Nano gloves. I really like the nano gloves but they do not breathe, get way too sweaty and smell bad even after washing.

    I like these a lot. I bought a smaller size than normal - a L when I have worn 2XL Castelli gloves in the past. These have stretched out perfectly for me.

    My three complaints would be - lack of a thumb nose wipe area, could have better grip and I really liked the way Castelli used to make their FF gloves with a wrap around index finger instead of a point such as with the Chiro Due Glove - they should do that with all of their FF gloves.

    Not worth the money

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    Bought these on sale @ CC , Do not waste your money, the second time i put them on they ripped down the thumb area. I Wont be buying anymore....

    Avg. ride time: 2h 48m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    It comes undone

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

    They are designed to fit like medical gloves, only they don't stretch at the seems. Like others, I expect these to last but one season. I've worn them a dozen times and the seam has split at the base of my thumb. They don't stretch enough to go on without tearing this thread. Once on, they're awesome. Fit "like a glove." But will only be good for one season, i fear.

    On the plus side, they aren't advertised as sensor (e.g., touch screen compatible) but they do work. I can use my phone to turn on strava (can't bike without broadcasting to the world, right?) with them on.
    The palm has a nice, grippy suede that may degrade over time, but won't matter since the seam will fail long before. THey're reinforced as the photo shows around the thumb and forefinger. this is forward thinking. Just need to make these velcro closure, or something to extend their usefulness.

    Avg. ride time: 8m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Warm

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: large

    ordered a large pair of gloves and they fit fine . I'm always checking other peoples reviews with castelli because their stuff usually runs small but didn't have any problems. They're warm for chilly days but not for real cold weather. I'd say 40-60 degree F weather. I was a little disappointed that they don't have any gel padding in the palms but for a two hour ride they weren't uncomfortable which I was very surprised. I thought for sure I'd start to have pain and numbness in my hands but I didn't.

    Avg. ride time: 3h 36m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Great but one seasoner

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

    I've had this glove for about a year now. Wore it through rain, humid, hot, blistering cold and wind of mid-west.
    It is extremely light, surprisingly versatile but not durable by any means.
    Keeps your fingers warm down to mid 40's when the wind is minor but if the wind is around 10 mph or stronger, you're going to need a liner or a thicker glove. Temps in 50 and higher is where this glove does best.
    It's extremely light which is great for the spring/fall rides where bulk is the least thing you want and it also looks great.
    If you plan on wearing liners or anything underneath, get a size larger as the band on the wrist does not have ANY give so putting the glove can be a challenge in itself.
    Palms have non-slip castelli logo treatment so it grips great under all conditions, however the finger tips, especially the index finger and the thumb tips start to wear pretty quickly.
    I started seeing the fabric on the the finger tips thin out after about 3~4 months and now, there is a good size hole on them. For the price, it may be okay for the glove to last for a year before needing to be replaced, but it's a hassle and not something you expect from Castelli brand.
    You can probably find another glove for $20~30 that will give you the same performance and last you couple of seasons, hence 3 stars.
    Overall, good glove that does what you expect it to do (which most other gloves will as well) with very low life expectancy.

    Castelli lightness gloves

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Just recieved these and wore them on a cold ride (37 deg F) yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised, with how warm they are. When I first put them on, they seemed very thin, and without padding. But they were perfect! My hands felt great all day, and as it warmed up, the gloves left my hands dry - I was surprised again. Most gloves, as it heats up, leave your hands wet and sweaty. My favorite winter gloves now - love em!

    Avg. ride time: 4h 16m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Castelli has always served me well

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've worn these gloves 3 or 4 times now in a range of temperatures and have been very happy with them. I bought them to replace an old pair of gloves I had with holes in them that I normally used for temperatures between 50 and 65°F. These gloves are perfect for those temperatures but could also be used in colder weather for shorter rides. I rode for about an hour and a half in 45°F temperatures and my hands felt great for over an hour. However, not long after that, my fingers started to go numb.



    I have not worn these enough or had them long enough to know how they withstand long-term wear, but my initial impressions are very positive. I have pretty small hands for a guy, and the large fits perfectly. Most Catelli products run pretty small.

    Stitching came loose after 2 weeks

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

    I bought the gloves for cycling, but didn't get a chance to wear them for cycling at all. I wore them 4-5 times for jogging and a few times driving and the stitching already came loose in several different spots. Very very dissapointed....



    The gloves look very nice and fit very well. They're okay down to the forties, but fingers started getting numb with colder weather.

    Warm, Good Grip, Thin

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These are a sleek, thin, warm glove with great grip. They are windproof, and this contributes to their warmth. They have slightly longer cuffs, to interface nicely with a long sleeve jersey that may be on the short side. The fabric is a matte black with the logos. The only downside is they seem to be sized one, likely two below what you're used to. I'm giving 4 stars only because I've got a few rides using them, their longevity is a key untested factor thus far.



    Size up one size, they run small.

    Great Feel... Warmer than Expected

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    From 40 degrees to 60, these are my faves. Look great, feel great... super light.

    Great Feel... Warmer than Expected