Castelli Inferno bib shorts review

We put Castelli's hot weather bib shorts through their paces

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Castelli Inferno bib shorts have become my natural choice for big days in the saddle in hot weather. Not only are they as comfortable as you'd expect from a £120 pair of bib shorts, but the perforated side panel and mesh leg grippers make them very cool and breathable too.

Reasons to buy
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    Very breathable

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    Comfortable pad

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    Good fit

Reasons to avoid
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As you might be able to ascertain from their name, the Castelli Inferno bib shorts are the lightest bib shorts that Castelli make, and are specifically designed for riding in really hot weather at the height of summer.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.