The little scorpion on the back of Castelli cycling clothing has always been a badge of honour for cyclists, representing the best premium Italian kit, and it usually has the price tag to match. However, it doesn’t always have to cost the earth.
You can still get summer kit at discounted prices and now’s a great time to stock up on Castelli’s technical clothing for wetter, colder rides to come. From our extensive testing of Castelli products we’d also recommend going up one size as Italian kit can be quite small.
At anytime the online retailers have thousands of products on sale, but the Cycling Weekly Tech Team, with their years of of experience testing cycling products, know what represents a great deal. Where we’ve reviewed a product we’ll always link back to it, and if we haven’t then you can rest assured knowing we wouldn’t recommend it if we didn’t rate the brand highly.
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Castelli Forza Pro short sleeve jersey was £115 now £57.50
Based on the Superleggera ultralight jersey, the Forza Pro jersey has a more generous fit that’s better for more riders. You still get quality lightweight fabrics with mesh side panels and a weight that’s around 110g, for comfortable riding in hot weather.
Castelli Pro Mesh baselayer was £58 now from £31.90
Castelli’s summer baselayer is effective, light and comfortable. We liked everything about it when we tested it – except the high price. That’s now discounted to something closer to the cost of lower spec baselayers.
Or if you prefer the short sleeved version, Merlin has that for £33.50
Or get the women’s version for £27.99
Castelli Women’s Climber’s jersey was £75 now £37.50
The Castelli Climber’s jersey is the classic lightweight piece for great airflow on hot, hilly summer excursions. At just 95 grams, it is designed to wick sweat away and gives a UPF of 16, to keep you protected on high altitude climbs.
Castelli Giro d’Italia Sangiovese short sleeve jersey was £80 now £55.99
Created to honour the Giro stage through the Sangiovese vineyards, this jersey is, of course, wine red. And you still get quality performance detailing with raw cut sleeve ends and performance fabrics. Look stylish for your post-ride glass of wine.
Castelli Gabba 3 Limited Edition short sleeve jersey was £150 now £89.99
With the weather steadfastly refusing either to warm up or dry out this summer, a Gabba might be a shrewd investment. And you can save yourself 41% on Castelli’s category-defining water resistant top in this limited edition spec.
Or get the Perfetto limited edition long sleeve jersey for £100 instead of £180.
Or Wiggle has the women’s Aero Lite jacket, made of the same Windstopper X-Lite fabric priced down from £175 to just £65.
Castelli Nanoflex+ knee warmers were £40 now £22.75
Another piece of kit you hoped you had put away for the summer, but probably still need, Castelli’s Nanoflex+ knee warmers will keep your knee joints that bit warmer and more comfortable. There’s bags of length and good grippers, so they won’t sink down as you ride. Plus they’re water repellent, so you’ll keep that bit drier if the roads are damp or the heavens open.
Castelli Omloop Thermal bib shorts were £125 now £81.25
A pair of heavier weight bib shorts are a great option for cooler weather rides, helping to keep you that bit warmer and stop cold breezes from reaching the parts you want to keep comfortable. Pair them up with knee warmers or leg warmers and you’ve got a versatile option to take you through into winter.
Castelli Sorpasso 2 bibtights were £160 now £99
Now might be a good time to refresh your winter wardrobe, with discounts on last year’s stock offered by many retailers. Case in point, these Sorpasso bibtights. The design hasn’t changed much in years and you get Castelli’s range-topping Progetto X2 Air seat pad, all ready for those long, cold winter base miles.
Castelli Linea Pelle warming embrocation cream was £15 now £11.26
Warm up in style with Castelli’s embrocation, so you’re all ready to start that important race or epic climb.
Or get a three pack, including embrocation cream, foul weather cream and chamois dry lube for £29.99 instead of £40.
Castelli Free 9 cycling socks were £15 now £6.99
The quintessential summer cycling sock, Castelli’s Free 9 socks are the right colour, the right weight and the right length to be the perfect companion for your warm weather rides.
If you want a bit of cycling history, many online retailers are discounting Castelli Team Sky kit too right now.