Castelli Estremo winter cycling gloves review

An incredibly warm and well thought-out glove that will keep your hands toasty in extreme weather

A pair of black Castelli Estremo winter gloves on a leafy background, one of which is palm up, showing the silicone details, while the other is palm down showing the details on the back
(Image: © David Arthur)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Banish cold hands forever with Castelli’s top-tier Estremo winter glove. Pricey yes, but a solid investment for the committed winter cyclist


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    So so warm

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    Comfort and fit

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    Details and durability


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    Lack of reflective details

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    Pricey, but cheaper than an indoor trainer

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The coldest weather calls for some serious gloves and Castelli’s Estremo - Italian for extreme - are the company’s ‘warmest cold-weather glove yet’ and live up to this claim by way of a thick insulation that is good enough for -5C/23F to +5C/41F temperatures. They’re then wrapped with Gore-Tex Infinium X-Fast to provide an impenetrable barrier to wind. Despite their obvious bulk, they don’t dramatically impact freedom of movement and comfort is off-the-scale good. 

The Castelli Estremo gloves already earned a spot in our guide to the best winter cycling gloves, but in order to prove their merit, we've spent the past few months putting them through their paces. Read on for how they performed in tests against competitors such as the Gore Windstopper Thermo, Sportful NoRain and Le Col Hors Categorie Deep Winter gloves

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