The best deals on quality Italian autumn and winter 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 Perfetto long sleeve jersey was £180, now £135
If you want the very best wet weather and winter protection then look no further than the Castelli Perfetto. It’s so water resistant that we found we didn’t even need a cycling jacket with it, it’s almost unbreakable. It comes with a full storm zip and a high soft neck for additional comfort and extra sealing from the wet weather.
Castelli Nanoflex Pro Omloop bib tights were £160, now £98.96
With these tights Castelli took its already excellent Nano technology and quite literally doubled it around the bum, knees and thighs adding even more wet weather protection. With the intention that you’ll ride longer because of this, it has also upgraded the chamois to its Progretto X2 pad.
Castelli Gabba 3 jersey was £150, now £88
For a long time the Gabba has been considered the jersey to own for bad weather. It’s highly water resistant, windproof and tough and despite its short sleeves it seals out the worst weather very nicely.
Castelli Prosecco long sleeve base layer was £60, now £35
The Prosecco base layer is excellent for cool, autumnal rides or even fast paced cold weather rides where wicking sweat is a priority. It has an anatomical cut and comfortable seams so it’s never intrusive underneath your jersey.
Castelli Nanoflex 2 bib shorts were £90, now £63.99
A soft fleecy lining makes the Castelli Nanoflex 2 bib shorts insulating and warm whilst the Nano Flex technology also makes the shorts exceptionally water resistant. The KISS chamois should be good enough to perch on all day long, too.
Pair them with something like the Nanoflex leg warmers you’re on to a winning waterproof combo.
Castelli Diluvio C shoe cover was £42, now £25
Read more: Castelli Diluvio shoe cover review
All too often cold feet can stop a ride before it has even begun so it’s worth getting a pair of overshoes that can keep your feet nice and toasty. These Diluvio cycling overshoes use a neoprene material to keep the water out while a fully waterproofed zip and sealed seams should you keep you toasty warm, too.
Castelli Nanoflex+ arm warmers were £35, now £24.79
Never under estimate the importance of arm warmers for chilled autumn rides and these Castelli Nanoflex+ arm warmers are not only soft and fleecy lined but also highly water resistant. Pair these with the Gabba that’s featured above and you’re on to a winning combination.
Castelli Imprevisto Nano Jersey – was £80 now £59.99
A light rain offering, the Imprevisto Nano is designed not to be windproof and not to have thermal properties perfect for the tail-end of summer. It’s designed to shed most of the water should you get caught in one of those unexpected downpours. It’s light and will wick away moisture, and has a tailored fit.
Castelli cycling caps from £15
We could spend time saying how cycling caps help keep you warm on autumn 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.
Castelli Squadra Windproof Jacket – was £45, now £26.99
No one wants rain, but it happens. The Squadra windproof jacket will keep the worst off, whilst also protecting riders from buffeting winds.
The ripstop fabric is durable, whilst still being light enough to scrunch into a pocket and there’s some reflective detailing on the back of versions in white, black (which is £28) and green.