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Castelli - Tempesta Glove - Men's

Castelli Tempesta Glove - Men's

28% Off
$64.95 $89.95

Item #CST009X



Tech Specs

nylon, elastane, DWR coating
neoprene cuff
Claimed Weight:
[large] 108 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Tempesta Glove

The clouds are grey in every direction, and a snowy, rainy sleet has been pelting your shoulders and rolling off your helmet for your entire ride. Home is miles away, and your soaking wet gloves aren't doing much to stop your hands from stinging with cold in your drops. Sound familiar? Inspired by the hand-numbing March conditions during the past few years at San Remo, Castelli's Tempesta Gloves were made to keep your hands warm and dry on the days when no one in their right mind — or the wrong gloves — would actually head out on a ride.

Castelli's OutDry technology is the cornerstone of the gloves' construction, and it's been updated from last year's version to function as a single barrier against rain, snow, sleet, and whatever else is falling from the sky. The DWR membrane is bonded directly to the main nylon/elastane fabric to give you a single windproof, waterproof layer, which keeps the gloves stretchy and breathable. Castelli also includes a Dry Zone lining on the inside of the gloves to enhance their breathability and keep moisture moving away from your skin when you sweat.

When you're getting ready to head out on your ride, slip the gloves on using the neoprene cuffs — they'll slide easily under your jacket sleeves and will help water stay away from your wrists when you're stretched out in the saddle. Whether you're pedaling along blustering seaside roads in Italy or your familiar local routes, the Tempesta Gloves are made to make sure no degree of bad weather keeps you out of the saddle.

  • Cycling gloves for when the weather isn't cooperating
  • Windproof, water-resistant membrane keeps the elements out
  • High breathability also keeps internal moisture in check
  • Neoprene cuffs maintain a weatherproof seal


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Not warm enough. I don't know what the others were saying about warmth in the 30's F. I rode these at 38* F and my fingers got freezing cold after 12 minutes. In the 30s I will need a glove liner in addition. These are a 40 to 50 deg storm glove. Not going to cut it as a winter or deep winter glove. I am disappointed with the purchase. Only silver lining is I got them on sale for like 60% off. If I paid MSRP i would be very upset.

I agree with Christopher and I live in GA where it doesn't get extremely cold but these are only good for me in 40-50 range and even then I need a thin liner glove. I'm glad that fit a littler larger than typical or they would not work at all for me.

Love my gloves

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: XXL

Great fit and I noticed my hands didnt get sweaty. It was 36 degrees and windy in the high deserts of So. Cal. And my hands felt great

Great Cold Weather Glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xxl

These gloves were comfortable in the low 30's F, but too warm for me above 45 F. Have not worn in wet weather yet.

Ok Glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I were thinking the glove would be warmer than it is. It’s designed to resist rain: I haven’t been able to test that yet. As usual, Castelli makes well made products, & this glove is no exception..well built!

Great winter gloves

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large

I purchased these gloves after reading about its dry and warm technology. Already owing winter gloves, which were not great in 0 degrees (Celsius), I needed something to keep my fingers warm an dry throughout my winter rides. So far so good. Already they've out performed my previous winter gloves on 90km rides at 0 degree with rain and sleet. Would highly recommend

Excellent bike gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Original January 20, 2018 - I've been using the Casetelli Tempesta gloves as part of my bike commuting gear for about 2 months. So far, they've worked great.

The bike-specific design is a definite upgrade over the winter gloves I was using before. I noticed an immediate improvement in dexterity using integrated shifters and brakes due to the form-fitting design. The rubberized grip works great in wet weather. The soft fabric on the side is perfect for painlessly wiping sweat or snot. The adjustable cuffs help keep the cold air out and the warm air in. The cuffs also help with controlling heat loss and skin exposure with baselayers and jackets. The gloves don't have much padding, which for me is another huge advantage.

These gloves do a great job keeping my hands warm. I've worn them comfortably on their own into the mid 30s and with Icebreaker Apex 260 glove liners into the mid 20s. Any colder than that, and I switch over to lobster gloves with hand warmers or bar mitts.

Overall, these are excellent gloves that do what they're supposed to do very well.

Update January 22, 2019 - These gloves continue to perform well halfway through their second season of use.

Aside from two small issues that occurred at the end of their first season of use (2018), the construction is excellent. The stitching came out entirely for one of the velcro closures. The stitching for one of the adjustable cuff tabs began failing. Both issues are relatively minor and easily fixed.

After a few washes, the interior liner began to pull out when the glove is removed. This isn't a problem when paired with a liner glove.

Not too hot. Warm enough.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

Fit is a little funny. Fingers are long but this is how Castelli keeps your fingers warm. The long fingers doesn't effect shifting. Great gloves especially for the price. My advice is buy the size you would normally buy.

Good quality but fingers too long

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Size Bought: medium

Bought this on Black Friday and really wanted the gloves to work. I am 5'9" / 165 LBS and on all Castelli products I am a Large. Other than fingers being too long the Medium gloves fit well.

cold and wet weather - seriously?!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: large

so I believed the hype and used these during stage one of the Haute Route Dolomites which was cold and wet. The gloves started to soak through at the start line which was OK on the climbs but was downright dangerous for descents (trying to steer on switchbacks with frozen hands). Coupled with a Gabba jacket which also soaks through and provides no insulation (its great when you generate heat on the way up) the result was almost a DNF. Maybe it works in mild rain but I can't predict the weather which is why I bought them.

Thoughts on sizing

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

True that the glove fingers are a bit too long, but for me the thumb is a bit tight.

First impressions based on fit, not use.

  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: X-Small

This isn't a review of actual use. That will come later this Fall or Winter.
Rather, this is a note about sizing. The 5-stars are for Competitive Cyclist customer service.

I purchased size Small (same size as my 3 other pairs of Castelli gloves, full and half-finger model). The Tempesta size Small was a full size too large: 1/2" too long on all fingers and thumb. Competitive Cyclist customer service quickly (as usual) sent the UPS label and DMA for the return. The X-Small arrived in 3 days and fits perfectly. My OutDry gloves from Pearl Izumi and Specialized work great so I expect no less from Castelli.


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.