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Tjader H.

Tjader H.

Golden, Colorado

Tjader H.

Tjader H.wrote a review of on November 11, 2017

5 5

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

So I just moved from Southern California to Colorado and I'm having to gear up for true winter riding. This is my first true base layer and I bought it because the Castelli website listed the temp range between 50-69 degrees F. When I got them I was initially bummed when the temp range on the box stated 68-86 degrees! I was just about to return them when I decided to read the reviews once more and noticed that someone had already worn theirs down to 40 F with no problems so I decided to give it a try. My goal was to test the lower limits so I only wore the base layer and my normal summer jersey w/ arm warmers. I also brought along my wind jacket just in case. When I left the house it was 41 degrees and I was all but certain the jacket would be on before I left my driveway. I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG. The temps never got above 46 and I never once even considered the jacket. Climbing out of the saddle or during hard efforts I never got overheated or clammy, 40mph descents I never got cold. Considering this thing bears an unnerving resemblance to swiss cheese, the fact that it was money the whole ride is a testament to the technology that went into it. I don't know why it works but I'm sure happy I bought two! Bring on the 30 degree temps!

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Tjader H.

Tjader H.wrote a review of on December 14, 2011

2 5

Good in the wind, hence the second star, BUT the back pockets don't zip (elastic) and the inside of the pocket is a mesh liner so any water that runs down your back ultimately ends up in those pockets and therefore on your back! Soaked to the socks twice before I figured it out. Talk about a design fail. Buy one and you too can thank Cutter for designing the perfect rain gutter to the crack of your a**!

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Tjader H.

Tjader H.wrote a review of on June 15, 2011

3 5

Great gloves... until you try to get them off. Loved everything about them until I got home from that first ride and realized that little pull tab between the fingers was next to useless for removing the gloves. Personally, the loop they HAD on the PRO glove was my favorite. I say "had" because they've since replaced that with the aforementioned tab. Bad call on what could have been a great glove.

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