When the days begin to shorten and the calendar rolls over into fall, the first area that we give extra protection to is always our hands. This means that many of us keep two, three, or even four pairs of cycling gloves in the drawer, and Castelli's Scudo Gloves fill the fall/spring slot, playing the perfect middleman between summer and winter gloves.
The Scudo has a windproof back, so it's utility is similar to the classic knit glove with a few extra degrees tacked on to the bottom end of a knit glove's temperature range. The wind-blocking properties live up to the glove's namesake when it comes to stopping wind (scudo is "shield" in Italian), but the material isn't water-resistant water, so be wary of sudden spring showers. A low-profile synthetic palm keeps bar-feel impediment to a minimum, and silicone grip helps maintain a hold on the hoods.
- A cool-weather cycling glove
- High-stretch, windproof back shields without impeding
- Synthetic leather palm has silicone grip
- Touchscreen-compatible fingertips
- Castelli's gloves tend to run small