Originally designed to alleviate a bit of the hand-abuse during Paris-Roubaix, the Velocissimo Team Glove has thankfully, trickled down to us. Castelli constructed the Velocissimo's palms from a synthetic leather with a thin foam insert padding. This combination breathes extremely well and provides just the right amount of cushioning for choppy roads. The result is a palm material that allows you to adequately feel the road through the bars, while keeping your hands cool and dry. Silicone printed logos across the palm inserts provide texture for added grip, and microsuede panels along the backs of the thumbs allow you to comfortably remove sweat from your face.
The back panels utilize lightweight printed Lycra, which stretches to conform to your hands and aids in the transferring of moisture from your skin. The pull-on design reduces weight and bulk.
The Castelli Velocissimo Team Gloves are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Navy/white, Black/yellow fluo, and White/anthracite/black.
While I haven't found Castelli jerseys to run smaller than the sizing chart indicates (i.e., I'm 5'10", 156, 40 inch chest and Large is a perfect fit) these gloves are much too small when fitted using the chart. My hand measures 8 1/4 inches which indicates a Medium but there was simply no way this would work in practice. Got them on but they were too short (barely covered palm) and much too tight around. Size up on these.
Great, simple gloves that fit well and provide adequate padding. I was looking for gloves that did not have any velcro as I find the velcro on my gloves will catch a thread on my nice kits. Great for traveling too when packing in a bag not having to worry about the velcro.
Love these minimal no velcro gloves ,nothing to catch on your nice kit ,eliminates a bit of road buzz and look great ,can be fidily to get of when sweaty but arnt they all