When your training plan pitches you against freezing cold, your hands will be the first to feel the effects. Fortunately, for scuba divers, surfers, and those of us who refuse to get off of the bike when the weather gets nasty, there's neoprene. The Castelli Diluvio Deluxe Gloves were designed with the sole purpose of keeping your hands warm.
Few materials excel at defeating the cold as proficiently as neoprene. Accordingly, the Castelli Diluvio Deluxe gloves were constructed from 3mm neoprene. This way, the gloves insulate in order to keep out both wind and chills. Textured grip on the palm makes sure your hold on the bars remains secure at all times. And because exposed skin is unpleasant, whether it's your hand or wrist, the gloves' cuffs extend far enough to tuck it inside your jacket's sleeves.
Castelli included its classic Scorpion graphic on the back of the hand, and a terry nose wipe strip on the forefinger to finish the gloves. It's important to note that, although neoprene will keep light drizzle off your skin, it's not waterproof. When was the last time you saw a dry surfer after all? However, like a wetsuit, the more water that you encounter, the warmer that the gloves will get.
Material: 3mm neoprene
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Rated 3 out of 5 by Chastity Sweaty
I went for these because I saw they'd thought about how to reduce bunching up in the palm. Sadly I'm not convinced about how the neoprene wet-suit theory applies to gloves and wonder if anyone can explain:
- Why I can't wait to get them off my sweaty hands after 30 mins of riding,
- How a layer of wet neoprene isn't going to drop in temperature when wind passes over it, evaporating the water which is then sucking heat out of my hand.
I haven't tried them on a long ride yet because I daren't until I get another pair of gloves to take with me as back-up. Neoprene works in the sea because water is a good insulator when it's kept still. It's not so good when evaporation turns the glove into a heat pump, refrigerating your precious German bands.
23 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BatMik A vista un ottimo prodotto
Non ho avuto modo di provarli al momento ma l'impressione è ottima, dovrebbero garantire un a perfetta protezione ad acqua e freddo.
08 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Havre Excellent gloves
I can't comment on the durability of these yet as I have only used them a couple of times, but they seem very solid.
I've been using them in rain at temperatures around 15 degrees celsius. Strictly speaking no need for these kind of gloves at such temperatures, but I had to test them out. For long rides (several hours# they will most likely be too hot, but for shorter ones they are perfekt #30-60mins#. And at anything between 0 and 15 degrees I expect these to be perfekt for longer rides as well.
They are not the coolest looking gloves, but for commuting #max 60mins at almost any temperatures) and longer rides in the rain at fairly low temperatures these are great.
05 June 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Heath Excellent grip, good fit and warm
I picked these gloves up because they were on sale and they work very well. These gloves do the job on mornings where the tempature is hovering around the 0 celius mark. The long wrist coverage extends up the arm enough to not allow for any exposure to the elements (if you are wearing a long sleeve top) and the grip on the fingers allows you to hold the handlebars without slippage.
Very happy with them and the price!
21 April 2014