Castelli offers one of the largest selections of riding gear around – with something for every temp and riding condition. I’ve spent the last few weeks testing gear from the winter range: the Espresso Due & Pazzo jackets, Polare bib tight, Colpo long-sleeve jersey, merino wool long-sleeve base, Diluvio shoe covers, Risvolto thermal cap, and Meccanico wool sweater.
The Padrone jersey and bibs shorts are Capo's topline compression fabric based kit, and show the evolution and extension of the brand Capo can be proud of, and most guys should feel pretty good wearing. I also look at new base layers, super light wind vest & arm warmers, socks, and their new Pittards leather gloves.
Gore Wind Stopper soft shell stuff is just right for the 'cold but not too cold' riding we have right about now (in Arizona at least). Pretty much anyone who goes outside for sport know Gore. Their "Tex" and "Stopper" stuff set a standard used in high end product from loads of companies.
The problem of what to wear on a ride isn’t so much about choice, as finding what’s right for you. For guys who don’t wanna look Euro-pro wannabe, there are choices too. Enter DeathRow Velo – a company as much about attitude as it is about making kit for riding and racing that has style, and makes good fiscal sense.
We’ve been watching, using and reviewing the Capo kit for a few years now, and although only 4 years old, the brand’s success has been driven by presenting consistently good product for all seasons. Their latest Winter kit is a nice evolution, with almost every piece getting an update.