Castelli Volo bib shorts review

Castelli has been making cycling clothing since 1910. These Volo bib shorts are mid-range for the Italian premium brand with a retail price of £80. How well do they perform?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Supremely comfortable, highly breathable and lightweight - Top quality bibs.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Excellent fit

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    Awesome chamois

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    Nice colour options

Reasons to avoid
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    Can be a little chilly

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    Grippers became loser after several washes

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Flat lock stitching, superb quality ‘Affinity Lycra’ and mesh grippers on the legs work in unison to give a comfortable, close fit, with no irritation against the skin. The mesh grippers, do an excellent job of staying in place and they don’t dig in like older, thin silicone bands can. The pad is Castelli’s ‘Kiss Air’ which has a multi-layered and variable density construction. The top layer is a soft microfiber with an antibacterial treatment designed to help prevent saddle sores and improve comfort and it appears to work very well indeed.

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