Castelli Diluvio Deluxe glove review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If Diluvio is warm enough for you then it’s probably a great glove but for the rest of us it’s not a winner.

Reasons to buy
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    Well cut

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    Good wrist coverage

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    Gripper

Reasons to avoid
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    Not warm enough

On the face of it the Diluvio is an outstanding winter glove, exceedingly well cut and constructed with a long gauntlet for wrist coverage, palm-gripper and a nose-wipe.

What’s not to like? Cold hands, that’s what, and having had three people in the office try them, everyone suffered the same problem: 20 minutes in and our hands were freezing.

The cut is clever but somewhat over-aggressive as it holds fingers in a fist with the seams positioned right on the fingertips.