Castelli's GPM jersey is a lightweight classic styled jersey but using very modern fabrics. Standing for Gran Premio delle Montagne (King of the mountains) the GPM is designed for long forays into the hills rather than the out and out racer. Made from 100% polyester with what Castelli call Prosecco treatment, this basically gives the fabric better evaporation rate by spreading moisture out over a larger surface area. This creates a high wicking top which coupled with the full zip keeps you cool and dry on even the hottest days we've seen lately.
These Castelli S Tre gloves don't quite live up to their 'revolutionary' billing but they're grippy, comfy and well made, as well as looking classy.
Castelli's Lightness gloves do a good job of keeping your hands warm in typical spring and autumn conditions, or even on cool summer mornings if you have cold blood running through your veins.
They're single thickness, the back sections being made from Thermoflex, which is a stretchy, breathable polyester with a slightly fleecy surface next to your skin. It adds a touch of insulation to keep the frost off your fingers but it's not shag pile. I've been wearing them when the temperature is around about the 10C mark.
Most overshoes are much of a muchness but the Nanos from Castelli have a few features that set them apart from the crowd, and not just their Ann Summers looks.
These socks from Castelli aren’t cheap but they are comfortable and provide a good level of insulation for chilly off-season rides.
They’re made mostly from merino wool – with acrylic, nylon, Lycra and elastic thrown into the mix – and are noticeably warmer than most synthetic socks of a similar weight. Plus, the wool naturally wicks moisture away from your skin to keep your feet feeling fresh when you work up a sweat.