My hands don't tolerate cold well (Raynaud's). So I have to use lobsters with a liner in anything below 45 degrees. These cover me pretty well from 50 to 55, 45 to 50 with a very thin liner. They get a bit moist inside if it's too warm.
One issue is the length of the fingers. I have another pair of Castelli full-finger gloves (XXL) that fit, well, like a glove on my size 8 to 8.5 mitts. The Perfetto is an XL and extends off my fingertips between 5 and 10mm. The silicone grips are nice. Haven't tried them in the rain yet - but work well in a mist/fog situation.
This is my fourth pair of Castelli gloves and I'm very satisfied. They replaced a six year old pair of Scaldas, and the Perfettos are a real improvement. The have the right amount of cushioning, are easy to get on and off, and the fit is spot on. There so many options when it comes to cycling gloves, but I've been loyal to Castelli because the products always deliver and therefore the price is justified. If you're looking for a glove that will work well from high 40's to mid 50's this is the one.
Needed a glove for riding on 40-60 degree days, with occasional rain. My hands get cold quite easily, but these gloves have kept then comfortable when riding for several hours in temps down on the low 40's. And they do this while being very comfortable and affording excellent dexterity. Palms are slightly tacky and make gripping handlebars, brake hoods and water bottles a snap.
It's a bit of a struggle to don them, but that allows the cuffs to fit easily inside even snug jacket sleeves.
When temps range from the lower 40s into the 50s the insulation and dexterity of the Perfetto ROS glove is an ideal choice. It is warm enough to take the bite out cold winds, form-fitting without being too tight, and resists water should you get caught in a bit of rain. It won't be your glove of choice in freezing conditions, but it doesn't make that claim. Castelli has other options then. I'd give it a 5 if there was a tad bit more cushion against the bars for those long days in the saddle... but that being said, it's still a comfortable glove.
Initially you may think these are too small but they are a very comfortable snug fit that allows you to forget you have gloves on. almost feel like neoprene but not sweaty warm, they seem to breath well. I am from the tundra of MN and have worn them in the 30-50 degree range and they work great. I was concerned given the thin feel may be cold but they are not. there is still snow on the ground and the wind is still blowing but they have been great. have allowed me to use my phone while still on which is nice but like many spring/winter gloves the fingers are not as good as no gloves but manageable. I've been happy and so far no stretching which I worried some about.
Works great at keeping my hands warm and dry in temperatures above 40 F. Can change gears easily. Would definitely recommend. Size seems about normal. I ordered a medium which is about right compared to other gloves I've purchased.
They fit very well with good tactile feel thru the fingers. My disappointment was the lack of any wind protection for the back of the hands and fingers. Cold air/wind seem to cut right thru and turn your fingers/hands [mine anyways] ice cold, I suffer my 30+ years of sun/ozone exposure doing long distance races [double centuries and up] during which I never wore any gloves. Living in NCal and NV for this period contributed to my particular issue. Living now in upstate NY exacerbates my current hand issue.
Save for temperature variations I would still buy them.
these are okay for chili weather rides, most useful in the high 40s to low 60s. below that and my fingertips get cold and need to go to my lobster gloves from PI. Annoying that the index finger is at least a half inch too long, but I can get over that. What sucks more is that the supposed touchscreen compatible index and thumb pads don't work at all with phone touchscreens, so require me to take the gloves off to do anything w/ my phone while riding. Annoying.
I purchased large and exchanged for medium. I vary between medium and large. The fingers are too long even for the medium yet require some effort to get on the hand. Once on - and with a little bit of break in time - they are comfortable for the ride. The problem is they can be very difficult to remove if the hands sweat. They stick. I've even had to have my partner pull them off with two hands. That makes them difficult to remove mid-ride.
I will continue to use them though. Once on the hand, the keep fingers warm enough in 50F ambient temp. Grip is good on handlebars. The screen touch tips are useless.
My 10-year-old Campy full fingered gloves started coming apart this winter so I looked for something similar. I like Castelli's CDS pad layout (I have a couple pair of their Corsa Rossa gloves) so the Perfetto looked promising. I've worn them on every ride except one unusually warm day since Christmas. Every Castelli apparel I have is sized large (I'm 5'9, 160 pounds) where in US companies (e.g., PI, Hincapie) I take a medium. On one hand, I'm looking forward to a warmer Spring where I can shed a layer and get back to half-finger gloves. On the other hand, the Perfetto's are great. I hope they last as long as my old Campy's.
My first Castelli glove, and I am impressed. Sizing chart was correct and it fits great - snug on the fingers without a lot of extra space at the tips for me. Got it on sale as an added bonus.
I really love the Perfetto line at Castelli
Well made & great fit
These gloves are very nice & feel great in use.
The Castelli Damping System on palms works well as does the
GoreTex infinium wind stopper fabric Nice!
These are comfortable but mo Perfetto. The description says windproof but I wore them on a day in low 50's and my hands got cold and i could definitely feel the wind.
However, I'm a little cold prone, so these will probably be comfortable to others if not prone to cold. Good fit although the index finger was a little long.
My hands vary in gloves between medium and large. I started with large and the fingers were too long. I returned for the medium. I can barely fit my hands into the medium gloves and still the fingers are too long. Also the phone touch surface on thumb and forefingers don't work and came out frayed.
This is my new favorite pair of cycling gloves. I was looking for a lighter glove that would break the wind but not make my hands overly hot. Here in Coastal Cali it doesn't get as cold and found this pair has been perfect for me for the 38-50F range.