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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Save up £40 on Castelli kit at ProBikeKit using code CASTSS
Probikekit’s discount code works on qualifying Autumn and Winter 2019 products and you can save £20 if you spend £100, £30 if you spend £150 and £40 if you spend over £200 and input the code CASTSS at checkout.
The offer applies to a full range of winter kit, including the Castelli Perfetto, Castelli Alpha and Castelli Superleggero jackets.
Castelli Perfetto jersey was £180, now £100
The long sleeve Perfetto uses Gore Windstopper X-Lite fabric for protection from the wind and rain. It uses a lighter material under the arms for improved venting and heat management and has three pockets across the rear.
Castelli Perfetto gilet was £110 now £68
Packable wind and damp protection for your core, the Perfetto gilet is made of the same fabrics as the Perfetto jersey, but the lightweight sleeveless construction makes it that bit more convenient if you’re looking to head out for a ride in more iffy weather.
Castelli Gabba 3 jersey was £160 now £80
The Gabba was the original foul weather racing jersey and is still the one to beat, despite the huge number of imitators out there. And right now, it’s half price at Wiggle, in a range of colours and sizes.
Castelli Mitico jacket was £190 now £115
Just right for the current weather conditions, the Mitico jacket has windproof, water resistant Gore Windstopper X-Fast fabric on the front and sleeves, paired with a more breathable, water repellent Nanoflex back. Plus you get reflectives on the back to up your road presence.
Castelli Thermoflex kneewarmers were £35, now £18
These little knee warmers are perfect for those brisk autumn morning rides when you need a little bit more protection. They’re made of the brand’s Thermoflex fabric for comfort and warmth.
Castelli Volata 2 jersey was £95 now from £56.99
Available in a range of colours, Castelli calls the Volata 2 an everyday aero jersey. So it’s made with Castelli’s aero fabrics and detailing, but cut a little looser, so that it’s more comfortable to wear on more casual summer rides.
Castelli Premio bibshorts were £200 now from £129.99
Castelli’s premium bib shorts are made of its best fabrics and come in this steel blue colour. with 38% lycra, they’re gently compressive, with reduced seams and the latest version of Castelli’s top Progetto X2 Air seat pad, with a new soft surface layer for all day comfort in the saddle.
Castelli LW bib tights were £130 now £77.99
Designed for slightly warmer autumn and spring conditions, these tights have a mix of slightly more insulating fabric to just below the knee and lighter fabric in the calf. Plus they’re water repellent treated to keep the damp off.
Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey was £110, now from £66
Read more: Castelli Aero Race 6.0 jersey launch
The new Aero Race 6.0 jersey has massive claims behind its aero benefits. Teamed with the shorts (which you can find discounted below) Castelli claim up to a 15-watt saving over its previous jersey and short combo. Being Team Ineos’s clothing partner, you could argue that saving helped them to a one-two finish at the Tour de France this year.
Castelli Alpha ROS women’s windproof jacket was £260 now £162
ROS stands for Rain or Shine. It’s Castelli’s kit designed to be used every day, regardless of whether it’s wet or dry. Designed to keep you warm without clamminess, it’s windproof, with a double front zip, so you can open up for better airflow.
Castelli Free Aero Race 4 women’s bib shorts were £150, now £105
Read more: Castelli Aero Race 4 bib short launch
Castelli RS Superleggera jersey was £115 now £74.99
The Superleggera jersey is super-light, for the hottest riding conditions. It’s another piece that takes racing-level tech and transports it into a more all-round piece, that you can wear on all your hot rides.
Look out for more deals and bargains later this week and in Sunday Trading.