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Castelli - Scalda Pro Glove - Men's

Castelli Scalda Pro Glove - Men's

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$41.98 Original price:$69.95
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Item #CST00NX




Tech Specs

GORE Windstopper X-Fast
neoprene stretch
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
commuting, cross-country, cyclocross, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Scalda Pro Glove

  • Cooler conditions glove that does away with excessive bulk
  • High stretch material adds medium insulation while keeping a slim figure
  • Touchscreen compatibility lets you stay connected
  • Windstopper shell with fleece back sheds spring and fall elements
  • Low-bulk construction and high-grip palm maintains a good bar feel
  • Asymmetrical stretch cuff seals out the weather
  • Castelli's aesthetics look good with any kit
  • Reflective detailing increases visibility

Great Gloves Runs a Bit Small

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: L

I used the fit guide and I was in the middle between a medium and a large. Knowing they run small, I went with the large. They fit, they are a little tight and can be hard to take on and off. I have to pull a bit to get my hand in. I'm concerned about how this stress may impact the stitching in the long run. I think I might have gone with an XL if I had to do it again.

I've taken these on two rides so far, a metric century group ride in the mid 50's and a solo ride where the temps started off at 35 degrees in the morning and warmed into the 60's by the end of the ride. On the century, they were almost a bit too warm, my hands got a little sweaty but never cold.

On the solo ride, with a cold start, the gloves were great, blocking out all the wind and keeping my fingers warm. 30 minutes in I did feel a little bit of a chill on the fingertips, but it wasn't uncomfortable. They felt perfect for the remainder of the ride.

The padding and the grip on the palm are perfect.

While they are supposed to be phone touch screen compatible, for some reason I can only use my thumb to operate the screen on my Samsung phone. Half the time it's just too frustrating and I have to stop and pull them off if I need to operate the cycling apps or scroll the map on my phone while on the ride.

-Windproof and warm
-Great feel, padding and grip on the bars

-Ran smaller than expected even when sizing up
-Doesn't seem touchscreen compatibility with my Samsung phone

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.

Good Gloves but not Great

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: L

These were not quite as warm as I had hoped, but I did like the palm grip area a lot. We'll see how they hold up. I ordered a Large because my hand measure was 8.5" and I always wear large in gloves. These are a little tight but not too tight. I would love to compare to an XL and I might have gone with an XL.

put it to the test

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I've got a Castelli glove now for about every temperature. I just happen to really like their gloves. The scalda was no exception, it's a great glove, they do run on the small side so keep in mind when ordering. I can wear them down to low 40's, I know everyone it different but that should get you a good idea. comfortable on and dexterity is good for a glove that warm. I've just used them on a few rides now but been very pleased with them. definitely recommended.


Hand Circumference

< 7.2in

(< 18.4cm)

7.2 - 8in

(18.4 - 20.3cm)

8 - 8.7in

(20.3 - 22.2cm)

8.7 - 9.5in

(22.2 - 24.1cm)

9.5 - 10.2in

(24.1 - 26cm)

> 10.2in

(> 26cm)

Hand Circumference

< 6.5in

(< 16.6cm)

6.5 - 7.2in

(16.6 - 18.4cm)

7.2 - 7.9in

(18.4 - 20.2cm)

7.9 - 8.7in

(20.2 - 22cm)

> 8.7in

(> 22cm)

How to Measure:
Measure around the widest part of your hand, excluding the thumb.