Castelli Perfetto ROS Gloves Review

The Castelli Perfetto ROS gloves are my new favourite gloves for wet autumn (Fall! for the American-folk) and not-quite-deep-winter road cycling.

Here’s a little video review I made, brought to you from the Sportive Cyclist Service Course:

They are are made from the same material as my trusty Perfetto foul weather jersey (Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper – I’ve missed out the ‘TM’ and the little ‘R in a circle’). The cuffs are stretchy, meaning you can get them on easily, but still maintain a reasonably weatherproof seal around your wrists.

The gloves are reasonably lightweight (the Castelli website says 55g) and slimline. They certainly don’t have the bulk of other winter gloves. I can wear them and still change gears (result!) and get stuff out of my jersey pockets (dobla resulta!).

As a Raynaud’s sufferer (Google it: cold finger tips; pain), I’m pretty particular about my winter pinky protection (which sounds odd written down). These gloves get the Raynaud’s (very unofficial) seal of approval.

They are not *quite* warm enough for the coldest of rides (for these, I revert to my bulkier Sealskin full winter gloves – reviewed here). However, for the majority of ‘use cases’ (basically, everything other than summer), these are now my go-to-gloves.

For a slightly more objective guide, the Castelli website (them again!) suggests the Perfetto ROS gloves are for use in the temperature range, 6-10 °C (43-50 °F).

Castelli Perfetto ROS Gloves

Stretchy warm fabric and a fleecy liner make these my 'go to' winter gloves for all but the most extreme Arctic conditions. The optimal balance of warmth without being too bulky.

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Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic road cyclist with only moderate talent. He started Sportive Cyclist in 2013 to record the journey to his first 100 mile ride, the RideLondon 100. Over time the blog has expanded to include training advice, gear reviews and road cycling tales, all from the perspective of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Since you're here, Monty would also like you to check out his YouTube channel. Also, Monty really needs to stop referring to himself in the third person.

1 thought on “Castelli Perfetto ROS Gloves Review”

  1. Thanks for the review. I have these gloves and like them for their looks, warmth and lack of bulk. One minor quibble I have: The cuffs are rather long and get in the way of the watch I wear to measure my heartrate.


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