Castelli 2019 – what to wear for cycling in the Irish winter

Buying cycling gear isn’t cheap and in our current state of climate change it’s difficult to know what to wear when you head out for a spin. Take today for example, it’s cold and windy; one minute the sun is shining, the next it’s teeming down with hailstones. That’s Irish weather for you! Thankfully, Italian brand Castelli have developed a new range – RoS – Rain or Shine. These versatile cycling clothes are great all rounders, working equally well on wet and dry days – so no need to have a number of jackets or bibtights and hope your weather app is right!

Let’s take a look at some of the Winter 2019 Castelli range at The Sports Room.

Buy Tutto Nano Castelli Bibtight The Sports Room Wicklow

Castelli Tutto Nano Bibtight

This is a tight that’s good at everything! Castelli have developed a new new Nano Flex 3G fabric which is used in these winter tights. Warm, stretchy and luxuriously soft, they are also highly breathable and to top it off they offer better rain protection due to the Nanotechnology water repellent finish. Drops of water stay as spherical balls on top of the fabric or bounce off without a trace. Magic! Wear this tight all through the winter and for comfort the pro level Kiss Air 2 seat pad is included for long hours on the saddle.

Shop Castelli Tutto Nano Bibtight for Men

Shop Castelli Tutto Nano Bibtight for Women

Castelli RoS Winter Jackets

Perfetto Ros Long Sleeve

Buy Perfetto RoS Long Sleeve Castelli The Bike Room Wicklow

If you had to pick one jacket, this is the one. For 2019, Castelli have upgraded the Perfetto to bring you a great all rounder. RoS, meaning Rain or Shine means, yes, you have a jacket for all weather. An excellent dry weather jacket you have total wind protection and max breathability at the back. The windproof membrane a the front (Gore-Tex Infinium) keeps you from getting cold due to the windchill but the optimium breathability at the back prevents overheating and moisture accumulation by allowing sweat to escape easily. But, should the rain fall from the heavens you’re protected too. Shoulder seams are taped for extra rain protection and the jacket is made with a fully water proof fabric (Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper 205 Warm) so you stay dry.

Shop Castelli Perfetto RoS Long Sleeve for Women
Shop Castelli Perfetto RoS Long Sleeve for Men

Layer this jacket over a light base layer for moderate conditions or throw it over a midweight option for colder days. Maybe pack a Squadra vest or Thermal ProVest too. You decide!


Castelli Winter Accessories

Buy Castelli Perfetto RoS Glove The BIke Room Wicklow


Now that we’ve got your core sorted, don’t forget your hands, feet and head. You’ll enjoy the ride all the more if these stay warm. The good news is that the Ros philosophy extends to Castelli gloves too. Using the same Gore-Tex Infiium Windstopper fabric as before your hands stay deceptively warm in a thin, waterproof glove that still allows your fingers to move. Throw a Thermo Skully under your helmet, a Thermo Head Thingy around your neck, pop on a pair of warm socks, slip on a Slicker Pull On and you are ready to face the elements.

Castelli Winter Cycling Clothes The Sports Room Wicklow
Sustainable shopping is all the rage on the fashion scene and it’s great to see Castelli fitting the bill here in the cycling world. One outfit that can be worn Rain or Shine saves you money in the long run and saves on excessive clothing production – you don’t need a cycling outfit for every weather forecast. Now that’s technical, versatile clothing at its best.

At The Bike Room, Wicklow Town, we stock bike brands such as Castelli, Fizik, Lezyne, Bianchi, Cannondale, Giant, Orbea and more…we also offer an in-store bike repair service. Come in and say hi!