The best deals on quality Italian kit that the internet has to offer over the Black Friday period
The Black Friday deals are upon us – and if you’re a fan of Castelli clothing then you’re in luck as there’s plenty of offers floating around on the undeniably excellent quality that comes with the scorpion.
Castelli’s winter kit is known for being a go-to for cyclists looking to stay as warm and dry as possible through the seasons. But it comes with a high price tag – one which helpfully can be knocked down over the pre-Christmas sales.
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 Sorpasso 2 bib tights were £160, now £100
These tights are made of Thermoflex material which is good to go down to around 5 degrees and there’s additional protection on the thighs and knees. Included is Castelli’s Progretto X2 chamois which is comfortable for long winter days in the saddle.
Castelli Perfetto jersey was £180, now £120
Read more: Castelli Perfetto review
The Castelli Perfetto is made using Gore Winstopper X-Lite fabric which is excellently windproof as well as being water resistant. Using this jacket in wet weather we found that it simply sheds water almost as well as an actually rain jacket does. A wide selection of sizes are still available at ProBikeKit
If you’re a size small in Castelli then you’re in luck as the Perfetto is available for £89, which is a total bargain.
Castelli Idro 2 jacket was £260, now £182.99
Using Gore’s Shakedry technology, the Castelli Idro 2 jacket is superbly waterproof with the water just beading on the surface. The technology also allows the jacket to be lighter than a lot of hardshell waterproofs, so it perfectly easy to just throw it on in a shower or wear it from the beginning of a ride.
Want the latest kit? Then the Castelli Idro Pro is also on a great discount. It has a slightly different build, using stretchy fabric to help the jacket hug the figure better, thus making it more aero.
Castelli Omloop Thermal bib shorts were £125, now £92.99
Read more: Castelli Omloop thermal bib shorts review
A pair of Castelli Omloop thermal bib shorts are the perfect compliment to those mild winter days, especially when paired with some leg warmers. A Thermoflex fabric is used to keep the shorts warm and soft while a Progetto X2 chamois is comfortable to sit on all day long.
Castelli Gabba 3 jersey was £150, now £74.99
The Gabba 3 is the wet weather jersey to beat, perfect for the spring or autumn when paired with a pair of arm warmers. It’s made of Gore Windstopper X-Lite fabric which makes it excellently water and wind resistant.
Castelli Aero Race 5.1 short sleeve jersey was £100, now £48
It might be one to save until summer, but at a 50% discount it’s definitely one you want to buy now. A figure hugging cut keeps the jersey from flapping around in the wind and a dimpled fabric helps you glide through the air more smoothly. Sizes small to XXL still available.
Save £25 on Castelli Velocissima tights, now £75
The Castelli Velocissima tights use a Thermoflex fabric coupled with a soft fleecy layer for maximum insulation.
Castelli Superleggera short sleeve jersey was £115, now £59.99
One for next summer, this aero and lightweight jersey is perfect for fast paced rides in the heat. It’s fast wicking thanks to its specially woven fabric and it’s now almost 50% off.
Castelli Aero Lite Jacket, men’s and women’s fit was £175 now from £87.50
If you plan to be out riding in all weathers, but still want to work hard and feel fast, then the Aero Lite could be an investment for you – and right now it’s reduced by 50 per cent across a range of sizes.
The Windstopper X-Lite fabric is the same as that used across the Perfetto and Gabba jerseys, offering both protection from the chill as well as a water repellent finish. There’s a storm flap to keep back wheel spray at bay too.
As the name would suggest, the fit is close and won’t feel like it’s holding you back.
Castelli Scalda Mens Glove was £55.99 now £39.99
Good quality winter cycling gloves are essential to staying comfortable over the winter months and the Scalda gloves from Castelli offer a medium insulation with ultra fleece water and windproof fabric.
The stretchy material means your hands aren’t restricted and there are touchscreen inserts at the finger tips.
Castelli Scudo Womens Glove was £50 now £29.99
A lightweight pair of gloves with windproofing for cool conditions. The back of the hand is particularly stretchy, for comfort over the bars, and there’s touch screen inserts at the finger tips as well as a synthetic leather palm and silicone grip pattern.
Castelli Perfetto Light 2 Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey was £135, now £79.99 (or £49.99 if you’re a size small…)
The Perfetto is a follow on from the highly popular Gabba – and when we tested the long sleeved version we were impressed enough to award it a 9/10.
Designed to be not quite as hot as the Gabba, the Perfetto uses Nano Light water resistant fabric – the same material that features on the ‘Nano Flex’ tights, but minus the brushed fleece lining. The windsopper front is 25 per cent lighter than that used on the Gabba, too.
This short sleeved version can be paired with arm warmers when it’s cooler, or you can rip them off if you’re riding in warm rain.
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