Castelli Diluvio 16 overshoe review

We've tested the Castelli Diluvio 16 overshoe. It's an unfussy design and a close fit, but long-term durability may not be great

castelli diluvio overshoes
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Very stretchy for a close fit and reasonably water-resistant, but longer term durability may not be great

Reasons to buy
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    Unfussy design

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    Close fit

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    Sealed seams

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Reasons to avoid
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    Questionable durability

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    Wet out in heavy rain

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Castelli’s Diluvio is a popular choice for wet weather riding: indeed so popular is it that it is available in three different models. We’ve tested the longer 16cm cuff version, but there’s also a shorter variant as well as the Diluvio AR (for All Road) which is designed to work will road and mountain bike shoes.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.