The best deals on quality Italian kit that the internet has to offer right now
Seeing that scorpion logo has always been a symbol of top quality kit, but it has often also meant a top-end price tag, too. No longer must that be the case because we’ve gone the extra mile to find the best deals on the Italian kit so that you can give your wardrobe a bit of love.
The products featured have been chosen because we know they’re good quality and are an excellent offer at the price we’ve included (at the time of writing). Our tech team have unrivalled expertise and years of experience testing new products, so you can trust our recommendations – and we also know what represents a good deal. Where we’ve reviewed the product we’ve included a link to it so you can read more.
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Castelli Forza Pro short sleeve jersey was £115, now £74.69
The Forza Pro jersey retains all of the pro technology of Castelli’s racing kit, just in a more forgiving fit. It’s still lightweight, has a very breathable fabric, a full length zipper and three pockets across the rear.
Right now, Ribble Cycles only has 2 mediums left in stock, so if you want to pick up a great deal for this summer you better act fast.
Castelli Perfetto Convertible Jacket was £210, now £100
Read more: Castelli Perfetto jacket review
The Castelli Perfetto jacket is a work of genius, but it’s fair to say that it’s usually considered more of a winter piece of kit. However, the brilliance of this offer is that this Perfetto is convertible, meaning you can whip the arms off, leaving you with a waterproof gilet.
The Perfetto is amazingly rain resistant, and we’ve worn it through storms and been amazed at how it kept us bone dry, with the water just beading off it. However, we would advise that you be careful about how you wash it – it’s easy to wash the amazing waterproofing out.
Alternatively, if you’re not into the convertible jacket you can still get some pretty stonking deals on the standard long sleeve jacket. Currently, at Evans Cycles it’s available for £105 in some colour/size combinations. It’s definitely worth heading over there and taking a look.
Castelli Gabba 3 was £150, now from £88.49
Read more: Castelli Gabba 2 review
We’ve been raving about the Gabba since its first iteration. The jersey is now in its third life cycle, and it has had incremental improvements that has made it a perfect piece of kit. It’s waterproof and windproof and on wet, slightly chilly days it’s perfect – especially when partnered with a pair of arm warmers.
It’s possible to get the jersey for £88 depending on your colour option and size choice.
It’s also possible to pick up some colours/sizes for £89 from Tweeks Cycles – check out the offers here.
Castelli Core Mesh 3 short sleeve base layer was £39, now £26
In the summer, base layers become something of a marmite wardrobe choice – you either love or hate them. I fall into the former category and would wear one regardless of how warm it’s going to get out on the road. I find that they wick my sweat away nicely and they just make jerseys sit more comfortably, rather than directly against my skin.
It’s also possible to get a sleeveless version in all sizes at Leisure Lakes for £27 – check out that offer here.
Castelli Omloop thermal bib shorts were £124.99, now £67.99
Read more: Castelli Omloop review
We reviewed these bib shorts back in the spring and we were impressed with how warm they were as well as their comfortable Progretto X2 Air seat pad was for long days in the saddle. As we all know, the British summer time doesn’t aways mean warm weather, and a pair of these Omloops might be a sensible purchase – especially if you like to get out early doors for your bike rides.
Right now, Chain Reaction Cycles has limited stock and sizes, so if you’re interested you better act fast!
Castelli cycling caps from £10
We could spend time saying how cycling caps help keep you warm on Spring mornings, or how they help keep the rain from getting on you face or in your eyes. In reality, they’re just really cool and an iconic part of cycling fashion. Evans Cycles has a couple of different options on offer.