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.