Covers both ends of winter perfectly
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Whereas Castelli Estremo and Assos Ultraz gloves are great for the 20's and 30's of the coldest mid-winter months, the Scalda Pros are perfect for warmer 40+ weather when those are too warm and get sweaty on uphills. Castelli rates them for 45-59F. I first wore them on a day starting out in the low 40's: no problem thanks to their Windstopper layer, for me they would probably work down to 40F. Yet their light fleece lining keeps them from getting too hot at 55F or more. So for me at least they neatly fill the gap between full-on winter gloves and short-finger summer gloves.
The slanted cuffs seem strange at first but work OK. They make it easier to put the gloves on, but sometimes gaps develop between the short side of the cuff and the end of one's sleeve. Not a serious problem because one isn't using them when the air is really cold.
I usually get size L gloves but XL in these fit me perfectly.