TOE COVER: It’s a very useful and cool looking item to protect your toes. The new model is fantastic and a must-have for every Castelli fan. The special treatment at the bottom is a good idea and will probably help to extend durability.
The neoprene is different from other brands (I also own a pair of very old adidas and one pair from Descente – both quite similar). Soft and flexible touch. To be honest: I have to admit that the Castelli toe covers feel warmer than my comparison pieces. Maybe it’s due to the different neoprene. A perfect fit, if it’s still too warm for winter booties and an alternative to belgian booties.
They close the gap between super breathable summer socks and thicker (merino wool) winter socks.
A perfect pair for the in-between season. They are still quite thin to fit in my summer shoes but after all offer some extra warmth.
CW 6.0 CROSS GLOVES – not only for cyclecross racing.
These gloves originally were designed with cross racing in mind. As a crosser you need a durable, breathable glove with proper grip on the inside to ensure perfect bike handling and while running with your bike. The CW 6.0 fulfills all these needs and therefore is also a great glove for usual riding on the road.
As already mentioned it provides high breathability, including a micro-perforated clarino® palm with silicone printing for excellent grip and finger sidewalls made of mesh.
Certainly a perfect fit for riding at higher intensity or cyclists who tend to sweat a lot. The upside is made of Neoprene which brings along better protection in wet conditions. It’s not made for hours in the rain, but ideal for autumnal weather. A velcro closure at the short cuff guarantees easy on/off. The soft thumb panel is a useful detail against sweat or a running nose.
In my point of view it’s – together with the GW 3.0 glove – the most stylish pair of gloves in the Castelli winter range.
Text: Bernhard Plainer (a keen cyclist who’s crazy about bike performance)
Photo: Erich Plainer