Our cycling tights are designed with high-quality materials and advanced fabric technologies that can satisfy every need you have and always guarantee top-level performance.
However, the specific performance and features of Castelli's cycling tights may vary from one model to another and from season to season.
Considering the seasons and conditions you'll be riding in, we offer lighter tights for cool spring or autumn rides or more insulating tights for winter cycling.
But let’s go in order: first of all, which are the main features of our cycling tights?
When searching for cycling tights, people tend to look for a variety of attributes. Here are some common attributes you might consider when choosing our cycling tights.
Features such as padded seat-pad, like our Progetto X2 Air Seamless and our KISS Air 2, breathable fabric and a good fit are all important for comfort. Made from high-quality stretchy materials, our cycling shorts allow a full range of motion and prevent chafing or irritation.
OUR CYCLING TIGHTS
It's important to remember that climate and temperature heavily depend on the geographical area we are in. Thus, while in the northern hemisphere, we have summer, in the southern hemisphere, it's winter, and vice versa. Furthermore, even within the same hemisphere (e.g., the northern hemisphere), temperatures vary significantly when we move from Portugal to Norway or from Mexico to Canada. Therefore, the choice of wearing one tight over another is an extremely subjective matter. It may also be that in a country, even during the winter months, the climate is not so cold as to make it necessary to use tights, and therefore cyclists wear shorts 365 days a year. Of course, the opposite can also happen.
With these considerations in mind, let's proceed with the presentation of our cycling tights.
1. Always read the care label before washing the tight.
2. Turn the tight inside out.
3. Hand or machine wash on a lukewarm permanent press cycle (max. 30°C / 86°F)
4. Use a small amount of liquid or powder detergent, not other products that contain fabric softeners, conditioners, stain removers or bleach as they will affect tight performance.
5. Hang dry or dry flat. Do not tumble dry.
Castelli Nano Flex fabric utilizes a combination of a DWR finish and tiny nanofilaments to repel water effectively, preventing it from soaking through. This treatment remains effective for approximately 40-50 washes if the tight is washed correctly without fabric softener-containing detergent. To restore water resistance, you can either use a commercial spray-on softshell DWR finish or, if necessary, tumble dry on low heat for 20 minutes. If tumble drying is not possible, gently iron the dry tight with a cloth in between, avoiding heat-transfer logos.