Castelli Volo Shorts - Men's

For the bib-free.

Not all cyclists prefer shorts with bib straps. Because of this, Castelli offers most of its race-ready shorts in bibbed and non-bibbed versions. The Volo falls into the training category for Castelli, which is pretty much race quality for just about any other manufacturer.

The Volo is made with a blend of Affinity Lycra and Affinity BLC fabrics. Both of these fabrics offer a high amount of stretch and aerodynamics with lightly compressive qualities to fight fatigue. The Volo also gets Castelli’s Giro Air leg band, a wide strip of stretch material that keeps the fit secure without binding or wearing off after a few washes.

For the insert, Castelli chose its KISS Air chamois. This is a low-profile chamois, designed to reduce bulk. Most of the dual-density padding is relegated to the ischial zone, while the perineal area is protected by a pressure-relieving channel.

  • Affinity Lycra
  • Affinity BLC
  • Giro Air leg band
  • KISS Air chamois
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Capable cycling shorts

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

Comfortable Mile after Mile .
Fits snug like it should in all the rite places.

Castelli Volo Short -- Comfy/Stylish

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

Fast shipping. High quality, comfy, and stylish. I may order more in other colors. Tacky material towards bottom of shorts grips thighs for a perfect fit yet is always comfortable. Zero complaints.

Perfect!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

These are my go to shorts. They are fantastic. Fit perfect, look great, and great chamois. They run small. I wear a Large in almost all bike shorts and the XL fit me perfect. I have a 34" waist. Spend the money. They are worth it.

Easy Breezy

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

First off, I love the look of these shorts. I got them in a white and love them but also would love to pick up a pair in the black as well.
They are super lite, airy, and comfy. I have a size 33-34 waist with more of an athletic build with bigger thighs and calves. I saw that it said to size up and I was a bit hesitant to go up from a large(34) to a size LX(36) but I am so glad that I did. The XL fits perfect.

What the others have said

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Yes, these are lightweight, chamois is very comfortable, and they look great. No trouble with the leg grippers when the size is correct. Shorts feel a bit tight in the crotch when standing around, but they are very comfortable on the bike. Shorts, especially the chamois, dry very quickly. Highly recommend.

Nice shorts

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

Great chamois, really comfortable and fresh, the design is really cool as well, I was hesitating about the size after reading through the reviews but i ultimately bought large since that's the size i normally buy, i have two Large pearl izumi shorts that fit great and these shorts fit great too at the same size

Great for hot weather riding

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

These shorts are very lightweight with a liberal use of a mesh-like fabric making them a good choice for warm temperatures. With that said, the leg grippers do not work well and I found the shorts riding up often. Also, I took the advice of other reviewers and went up a size but that was a mistake. I am 6-2, 180 with a 33 inch waist and the XL was a bit loose.

Bike shorts

    Ordered a few pairs of these shorts because the shamie is excellent. These run slightly small so I went one size up. Really nice shorts

    Great for summer riding

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

    Comfortable and cool. I have tried several Castelli shorts, these are excellent. I have bought several of these shorts.

    Great short

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Large

    These are extremely comfortable and have a great chamois. I have Castelli bibs and find that these stay in place just as well but without any of the chafing or inconvenience bibs cause.

    great shorts perfect fit!!!

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

    New to road biking, have found other shorts to be too tight and uncomfortable. these fit great.