Castelli was founded in the heart of Milan in 1876 by a fine tailor named Vittore Gianni. Over the years, Vittore Gianni dressed AC Milan, Juventus and the Milan ballet. The first garments for cycling were made for the three time World Champion and five time winner of the Giro, Alfredo Binda. Maurizio Castelli was born in 1948, and grew up following the careers of Fausto Coppi, a close friend of Maurizio's father and who at that time was the owner of Vittore Gianni's company. Coppi always wore Vittore Gianni's clothes, including the first silk suits designed specifically for Fausto to use in the time trials. Remember that famous photo of Coppi and Bartali sharing a bottle of water while climbing the Col d'Izoard? Yes, both are wearing Castelli jerseys. After a brief but promising career in the world of cycling, Maurizio created his homonymous brand in 1974 and with it a great number of innovations: the first Lycra for shorts used in racing and for sale to the public, the first coloured shorts, the first top printed by sublimation, the first synthetic clothing for winter, the first to use windproof membranes, the first to perform hydrophilic fabric treatments, the first anatomic seat pad, the lightest jersey to date, and the most aerodynamic jersey ever produced. Maurizio had the vision of being at the forefront of technology, performance and design. Today, Castelli are dedicated to continuing Maurizio's dream: to create the most innovative clothing for cyclists seeking maximum performance.

Opinions featured in Castelli

Team Ineos Grenadier 2021 Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey
Well made and warm
Very well made in a thick tough fabric; really warm. Sizing on the body is fine, but the arms are pretty tight.
Castelli Estremo Windstopper Skullcap Black
ottima qualità
capo indispensabile per ciclismo in inverno
Castelli Pro Thermal Hat Black
Lovely Hat
Nice and light but still very warm.
Castelli Perfetto RoS Rosso Corsa Gloves Black
Quality Material But Not for cold weather
Nice quality glove, palm padding and grips are very nice. Temperature guide indicates 6 to 10c. They are definitely not suitable for any colder than that. I have worn them for a few days with temperatures of 2 to 4c and fingers get very cold very quickly. Touchscreen technology could also be better, doesn’t do a great job of swiping screens.
Castelli Competizione Bib Shorts Dark Grey
Excellent quality
Very comfortable and perfect size
Giro d'Italia 2020 Trofeo Short-Sleeved Jersey
Perfect good
Good quality
Jacket Castelli Semper anthracite gray woman
Good solid
Wears very comfortable both as rain and wind protection. Super processed and the pack size is awesome.
Castelli Perfetto RoS Rosso Corsa Gloves Black
Super product
Super Product
Castelli Diluvio Pro OverShoes Black
Very warm!
High quality shoecover! Keeps you warm and dry.
Giro d'Italia 2020 Competizione Jersey Cyclamen
Good quality
It has met my reuirements.
Castelli Long Sleeve Jersey Red Blue
Perfect jersey for in the winter
This jersey is perfect for the colder rides in the winter. You just have to wear this and a underwear and you can enjoy the winterrides with the bike
Castelli Nano Flex Pro 2 Rosso Corsa Bib Tights Black
Good quality
Only issue is on the inside of the calf you sweat a lot where the reflective bit is
Castelli Raddoppia 2 GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ Jacket Fluorescent Yellow
Top end winter cycling jacket
Lovely fit - super warm roubaix style fleece lined - with a water repellent smooth outer - nice cuffs and good size rear pockets with a small side pocket which is zipped for keys - worn it twice in 7-10 degrees and only need a Castelli winter Flanders base layer underneath and am very warm without being too warm - i initially bought the Alpha Ros 2 jacket which is dubbed the pinnacle of Castelli’s cycling stable of winter jackets - don’t bother - the fit on that was terrible / very tight in the shoulders and armpits and very short for a jacket too - whereas this is a lovely fitted fit all over and just more comfortable allround with more substantial materials used to make it - buy without hesitation
Castelli Flanders Rosso Corsa interior t-shirt Warm high collar gray long sleeve
Very warm and great fit
Brilliant - very warm, very comfy against your skin and the polo neck rollover neck warmer is excellent for winter cycling
Castelli Quindici Soft 15 cm Soft Merino Wool Socks Anthracite
Brilliant winter cycling socks
Super comfy, warm winter cycling socks - you can’t go wrong with Castelli - the best cycling apparel brand in the world bar none

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