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Lightness Glove

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.

  • Cycling gloves for chilly weather
  • Nylon blend manages moisture and dries quickly
  • Lycra offers plenty of stretch for free motion
  • Clarino palms enhance durability and grip
  • Brushed interior is soft and warm against your hand
  • Touchscreen compatibility for easy device use
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Thermoflex, Clarino
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year


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)

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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Nice on those cool days

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

These are not rated for cold weather but on those cool mornings they work great. They tend to run a little small but not sure if a size up would have worked. They have good grip on them and you have a good feel of the bike. No big complaints.

Used them twice...and they break

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

Dont buy this product

Absolute waste of money

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

These gloves look fantastic and are the perfect weight for Northern California winters. As others have stated, they start falling apart almost immediately. I went for a quick 20 mile spin and the seam on the thumb is already separating.

Absolute waste of money

Fits like a glove ...

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

...which is good - until you want to take it off. Once you do take it off, then forget about putting it back on while riding. If you have just a touch of sweat on your hands then it becomes a wrestling match that will likely involve your teeth.

The problem centers around the lack of elasticity of the cuff of the glove. Without it the tight fitting glove is nearly impossible to take off mid-ride, which is often necessitated by having to fool with your Garmin, phone and/or nutrition.

There is no chance of e-touch given fabric type but it does provide reasonable warmth down to 50*.

On the plus side, the cut of the glove is bulkiness and easy to manipulate gears.

Bottom line: you may buy these ...but you’ll end up buying different gloves as the dry fit Hind gloves I got from Costco work better.

Runs small

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

Got an XL way to small couldn’t even get them on, Really nice gloves though.

Nor Cal Winter Gloves

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

These are the perfect winter gloves for Northern California and for spring and fall in most other places. Perform great in temps from 45 - 60 degrees and have used them down to 40 degrees--takes about 30 minutes for fingers to warm up to comfortable at 40. Fit is slightly tighter than Castelli's normal XL. Grip is great and dexterity is fantastic. These are not water resistant, so know that going in, but for cool and dry riding these are simply fantastic! Getting them off is a bit more challenging due to not having a velcro cuff, but I actually prefer this design as there is nothing to catch things on and the cuff seals very nicely either over or under my arm warmers. Touch screen functionality is so so, but these are not designed for that so nothing to complain about. Simply love these.

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.

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.

    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.


    • 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.

    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.

    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....

    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.


    • 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.