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The eye of the storm.

Whether the skies are threatening or it's already pouring, Castelli's Tempesta 3/4 Pants were made to be worn over your tights or shorts to keep your lower half dry no matter what you're riding through — after all, they share their name with a violent, dramatic storm.

Castelli's proprietary eVent microfiber acts as a barrier, blocking rain from getting in but still bringing sweat to the surface of the pants through breathable pores, providing you with a waterproof, seam-sealed shield that won't make you feel like you're wearing a plastic poncho. The knees were specifically shaped to allow for airflow while remaining impermeable to water, which makes the pants breathe so well that — according to Castelli — you can also wear the Tempestas comfortably on dry days to provide you with an additional ten degrees Fahrenheit of warmth.

Castelli understands that the saddle contact area of the pants needs to be comfortable, so its designers constructed the area out of durable three-layer Torrent fabric that stretches more than the rest of the pants, giving you freedom of movement as you're pedaling. When the clouds are dark and brooding, the reflective logo on the left leg helps to make sure you'll be visible to motorists driving with their lights on, and the pants are easy to pull on or off on the side of the road with a simple elastic waist and drawstring closure if the weather changes quickly. When the sun finally comes back out, fold them up and completely pack them away in a jersey pocket or saddle bag.

  • Waterproof cycling pants that help you overcome the weather
  • Breathable membrane construction keeps you dry inside and out
  • Chamois-free so you can pull them on over your preferred bottoms
  • Fully taped seams for a literally waterproof body
  • Shaped knees and stretchy seat panel for in-saddle mobility
  • Waist drawstring battens down the hatches against the elements
  • Packable to stow when the clouds clear and the rain relents
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
eVent microfiber, [saddle contact area] Torrent (3-layer)
fully taped
internal elastic
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year


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How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Good-bye wet a$$

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

Regular bike commuter in the Seattle area, 26 miles one-way. Bought these pants intending to wear them on rainy days but like them so much I wear them for almost every non-summer commute. The pants are very lightweight and fit well (no flapping in the wind) they provide a nice barrier from the wind on cooler days. On wet days they perform just as expected, keeping my butt and thighs dry. I were them exclusively for road/gravel riding. I'd like to use them for mountain biking but like them too much to risk damage from heavy mud and additional washing. Only downside is that they're so freaking expensive.

Great for Touring

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

Used when riding the Camino de Santiago in April in rain and light snow flurries. Kept me dry and warm. Only issue is that the hems can't be drawn tight with elastic to minimize rubbing over the knee. So sewed on some velcro patches. As wilh all Castelli products add two to three sizes up.

Essential Rain Gear

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

Wore this during Haute Route Dolomites in near freezing, deluge rain. Many riders dropped out due to hypothermia. My legs and rear where mostly dry and warm. Wore Tempest Jacket as well, which is also great, just remember to tumble dry to keep it rainproof. At first thought the loose fitting legs was weird but once on the bike proved to be a great fit

3/4 is perfection

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

I hate full rain pants due to limited range of motion and I usually don't plan on riding in a down pour. These are a great layer for dealing with wet conditions and unexpected rain. Packable. I like the design around the knees, not constricting at all. Runs small. I purchased an XL as a gift for a normally XL in Castelli and the fit was too tight unfortunately. I was really wanted to share these because I was so pleased with the purchase. These will be in my kit permanently.

When rain paints are overkill

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

Like the title says, lightweight and stashable when it dries up. Maybe a bit on the small size, most Italian stuff is. I chose to up a size to XL when normally I'm a large. Great addition to the foul weather set up!

Who'd have thought.....

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

I am a roadie who takes pride in his clothing and I would NEVER have thought that I would be caught dead riding in an overgarment, but this on excels so in the dry category that the very few wrinkles can be overlooked in the "looks good" category. A+ rating

Why buy a 3/4 pant?

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

Why? When they're used with the Tempesta leggings.

I've used the combination several times here in Seattle this winter (which is turning into a wet one after last year's dry spell). It poured last Saturday and I wore the Tempesta jacket, 3/4 pants and leggings for over 2 hours. I'd always worn full length Pearl Izumi PRO WXB rain pants prior to buying the 3/4 pants.

The Tempesta 3/4 pants are cut in a relaxed but not loose fit. The silver fabric knees are gusseted but not so much that they flap. The opening at the cuff is also fit close but not snug. In fact, when the knees are articulating through the spin of the cranks, the gussets open and close without much or any restriction. Unlike long pants, the 3/4 pants don't catch on your calves. And the overlap of the 3/4 pants with the Tempesta leggings mean you gained the overall effect of a long pant, with less restriction and better ventilation. You can use a standard non-thermal, non-Nanoflex bib short with this combination.

The eVent fabric of the body of the pants and the reinforcing seat panel have enough stretch to work with you, not against you. Breathability and water resistance seem excellent. Not a bit of water has leaked through, yet. I'll use NikWax Tech Wash and txDirect when it comes time to clean and renew the DWR top coat. Dry for 10 minutes in a dryer on low heat and then hang to finish.

The nicest thing you can say about any piece of kit is that you don't notice or can't tell you're wearing something new or different. The 3/4 pants were, in my opinion, like that. If you buy these pants, try the Tempesta leggings (and vice versa).

Here here! It's getting cold up here in the NE (as oppose to NW) and the 3/4 pants gives you a bit more warmth to boot! I also used them in wet and they perform great.

Great review Rom. Thank you. It's been super-rainy here in the Bay Area this month. Need to train and ride without my kit getting soaked through. Have you tried the Tempesta hood, by chance?

I've tried the hood and I generally like it (especially the "cape" on the back of it). The bill of the Tempesta hood is a little too long for me since I wear my helmet low on my forehead, which pushes the bill down too low over my eyes. I then have to crank my head up to see where I'm going. In my opinion, the Gore Cycling Cap is about perfect: I can wear a thermal skull cap under it or alone and the bill is the right depth and width for my fat head. I don't even miss the Tempesta Hood's "cape".