30 August 2012

Castelli Size Charts

For a variety of reasons, we are committed to having a 100% accurate sizing chart on Castelli cycling clothing.  Castelli sizing can be very tricky and we know it well since all of our staff ride in and vigorously test the products we sell.  

The red arrow below points to where you can find this information for each Castelli product on our website.

We live and breathe this stuff, call our toll free number at 888-817-8060 and we will help guide you to the products that are right for you!  

An illustration of the aerodynamic and wicking properties of properly fitting Castelli clothing:


You will note that we size Castelli bib shorts by height.  We have found this to be the best way to size bib shorts.  Some individuals will have a shorter torso and some longer, but we find height to be the best measure for bibs. It is first priority to get the bib strap length right in order to get the optimum fit: too long and the straps will be loose, failing to hold the shorts up and in position effectively; too short could cause discomfort, pulling the short up too tightly with straps potentially cutting in on the shoulders.  In general, Castelli bib shorts fit about a size smaller than brands such as Pearl Izumi, Sugoi and others. 
An Example of our Castelli Bib Short size chart.

Castelli Cycling Jerseys

As with their bib short, the general rule for Castelli Cycling Jerseys is they tend to run small. Most individuals will want to size up one size from the American size (same is true with Australian and UK sizing.)  In same cases, we have known individuals who prefer a looser fit to size up a two whole sizes from their normal size.  

Call us toll free at 888-817-8060!  If you have any question about sizing at all, we're more than happy to help you get your questions answered and get products to you that will fit properly.

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