Castelli Espresso GT Gloves review

The warmest five-finger glove in the Castelli portfolio of options but is it better than the competition?

Castelli Espresso GT Gloves
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Every company that makes winter gloves has its warmest and most waterproof option. In many ways, the performance is very similar but the Castelli Espresso GT gloves are genuinely among the best

Pros

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    Zipper is easy to move and there's no chance of snagging anything

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    Silicone grip on the palm feels great against the controls

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    Pull tab works well

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    Excellent mobility

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    Squared fingertips balance fit and warmth

Cons

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    Not actually waterproof

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    Expensive

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    No touchscreen fingertip

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Keeping your hands warm through winter riding can seem like an impossible goal. Every company that makes winter gear has a level of winter glove that's meant to handle the coldest, wettest rides that allow for the continued use of a five-finger design. In the Castelli line-up that position falls to the Espresso GT glove. They cost a bit more than the Castelli Estremo gloves that make our list of the best winter cycling gloves but they also promise increased protection. 

We've put these gloves through the wringer this winter. They've been with us for days that start below freezing and only warm up enough for hours of rain, and they even accompanied us as we climbed out of the rain and into the snow. With those experiences behind us, we are ready to share our thoughts. If you are looking for a pair gloves for the worst weather but want to avoid mitts and retain the five-finger style, then keep reading to see if the Castelli Espresso GT gloves are right for you.

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