Castelli Tempesta Waterproof Gloves
Sleet, snow or rain the Tempesta gloves are designed to combat these extreme conditions. OUTDRY(R) fabric Technology ensures a total waterproof barrier letting you stay in control even in the worst of conditions. Top Features of the Castelli Tempesta Gloves 4-way stretch water-resistant Nylon 66/Elastane 95/5% DWR Absolutely waterproof OutDry(R) technology membrane Dry Zone lining manages moisture with 1-way moisture movement Neoprene cuff for easy on/off and secure fit Microsuede thumb panel Reflective detailing Temperature range: +5 degrees C - +11 degrees C 108g (Size Large) Windproofness Waterproofness Insulation Breathability Product Data Wrist Closure: Elasticated High Visibility: Yes Road: Yes Wind rain sleet and snow ready This glove was made for conditions like we've seen at the classic San Remo the past two years: mixed rain and snow, and riders with numb hands. Castelli have used OutDry(R) technology to create a totally waterproof barrier but without the water absorption of the older glove-liner construction. The membrane is vacuum bonded directly to the outer fabric to create a wind- and waterproof barrier. Castelli then lined the gloves with Dry Zone to move moisture away from your hand.OUTDRY(R) TechnologyOutDry(R) patented technology achieves a fully waterproof, windproof and breathable laminated glove outer shell. With OutDry(R), the elements are stopped at the first layer and with no extra layer of water, gloves breathe better and stay flexible.
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About Castelli Cycling Clothing
Castelli has a rich history as one of the iconic cycling brands, primarily specialising in high end road clothing. Founded by Vittore Gianni in 1876, initially as a tailor shop in Milan, it diversified to include cycling clothing in 1910, for riders such as Alfredo Binda. In 1935 Armando Castelli joined the company, purchasing it 4 years later. Shortly afterwards it began supplying riders such as Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. By 1975, it was rebranded to Castelli, featuring the iconic scorpion logo, and shortly afterwards produced many revolutionary clothing products, such as the first lycra cycling shorts, windproof jerseys and thermal cycling clothing. To this day, the brand is synonymous with performance cycle wear, and together with Santini, they supply some of the greatest ex and current cyclists on the planet. If you wish to view more by this classic Italian manufacturer, please view my current Castelli clothing deals.
For further reading on Castelli, please visit their homepage or alternatively a timeline of their history on their global website.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!