Castelli's new bib shorts use woven fabric for a 'papery feel' and promise maximum comfort

The self-proclaimed 'papery feel' didn't immediately instill us with confidence, but once on, these are pretty much second-skin

Castelli black bib shorts
(Image credit: Castelli)


Castelli’s new bib shorts represent a reinvention for the Italian brand, featuring a self proclaimed ‘papery feel’ which promises less is more - with fewer panels and fast drying fabric aiming to provide the ultimate in long ride comfort. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.