You may not feel like you need to wear any gloves when you ride, but one encounter with the pavement will probably change your mind. But then you'll be faced with the difficult, almost overwhelming decision of which gloves you should trust your hands to. The Castelli S. Uno Gloves will undoubtedly sit high on the list of options, with all the right details that make a good pair of cycling gloves a joy to wear.
First and foremost is the palm and padding a glove offers. The S. Unos have an ultra-suede palm that's durable and practical, but supremely soft and pliant. Castelli has been careful not to over-pad these palms because they know that once you start going overboard on the padding, you are just making the hands work that much harder to keep the grip they want around the bars. The foam pads really don't need to be too thick so long as they are properly positioned, which Castelli has been assiduously careful to do.
If you ask us, though, the biggest problem with most gloves is the material they use for nose-wiping. Anything too terry-clothy gets too soaked to be used after only two wipes, and anything too stiff rubs us the wrong way. Never fear with the S. Unos, though because Castelli uses a debossed micro-suede at the thumbs that works wonders at transporting the moisture away from your face and letting it evaporate before you need to wipe again. And the softness of the material means that you won't be ripping up and irritating your runny nose. The micro-mesh on the backs of the hands will give the gloves a flexible, well-ventilated feel so your hands won't overheat.
The easy-close hook-and-loop tab at the wrists and the reflective logos along the outside uppers of the hands will add the final practical touches to the Castelli S. Uno Gloves. Since they are available in Black/Black, White/Black and Black/Red color combinations, you will surely find the right match for your color palette. Sizes range from X-Small to XX-Large.
- Micromesh fabric on back of hand wicks moisture and breathes well
- Reflective Castelli logo increases nighttime safety
- Pull tab eases on-and-offs
- Low-profile hook and loop closure won't bite or irritate
- Debossed microsuede sweat-wipe nabs that trickle before it drips into your eye
- Ultra-suede palm
- Micro-mesh back
- Debossed micro-suede sweat-wipe
- Hook-and-loop closures
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(22.2 - 24.1cm)
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- How to Measure:
- Measure around the widest part of your hand, excluding the thumb.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
These gloves have been awesome for me... Riding in a hot and humid summer heat, they have held up well on rides and not stretched or become too saturated for wiping sweat out of my eyes and off my forehead. I have long worn Castelli gloves and the sizing was spot on.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I commute daily and road race on weekends. I have small hands (6 3/4" from wrist to top of middle finger), bought the small size and I think they are still too loose. They are sort of acceptable for commuting and but definitely not racing. The palm area seems poorly designed and you feel your hands slip around in the gloves. The strap would be better if it were fabric and wrapped under the wrist rather than over.
The pull tabs to remove the gloves are fantastic!!! I wish all gloves had these! I also think the padding is adequate, did an 80 mile ride with lots of climbing and my hands did not get fatigued nor did I feel pressure points from the padding.
Great value, decent padding but could use a little more. But for the money, it is a great value and life comes with compromises.
VERY LITTLE Padding
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
the padding is a joke, if your only riding 10 miles they mught be OK , but if your palms need more padding look for some other gloves
Castelli S. Uno Gloves
These get the job done. I like these because they don't have too much padding in the palm. Some gel gloves have thick padding and cause my hands to get sore. These ones have just enough. My only complaint is the fingers are for people with fat fingers. The finger holes are really large. I'm 5,7 and 140lbs.