Mr Warner Great Bib tights...will come into their own when the weather turns again. AS with most Castelli items, buy a size bigger than you would normally wear.
Mr Spencer I have the Castelli Endurance 2 bib shorts with the Progetto X2 air pad which is a perfect combination for me. I wanted the same in the Castelli tights for the autumn and spring. The Merlin sale was half price and these Sorpasso 2 tights are absolutely lovely - superb quality. I am 5ft 9 (1.75m) and 9.5 stone (60Kg) and I went for the large size - the usual recommendation with Castelli is to go up a size. The large fit for me is perfect. The tights have the new Progetto X2 pad (compared to my shorts). There is not a lot in it but I would say the latest pad is better still - though the shorts have done quite a few rides! Overall, very pleased - superb quality, a perfect fit and a good sale price. What more can you say?
Roberto The pad feels good and comfortable !! Fit true to the size!!
Mr Tweeddale Excellent pad, excellent quality, good tight fit keeps me warm and doesn't overheat. Large fit me perfect I'm 5'11 and 82kg.
Nicholas Pure quality fit is excellent I’m 6/0 and 36 waist so ordered the XL usual prompt service from merlin 5stars
Mr Jerry High quality product . I ordered one size up - L and are pretty tight I am 174 and 72kg. Worth to buy.
Mr Lowe These are the best pair of bib pants I have bought. The chamois is fabulous. A new level of comfort for me when I'm riding. Haven't had any of the issues around the knees that other bibs can cause.
Mr Grinter As always with castelli well made and comfortable, I've used them in 6 degrees with a wind and no problems with the cold can't say enough about them excellent put them on your list. And 5 stars to merlin excellent service as always
Scott Lewis Very well made and super comfortable. I ordered the next size up from my usual choice. The price was attractive too.
Andr R. My 4th pair of Castelli Sorpasso bib tights. An excellent product at a fantastic price.
Jeppe Raasthøj Excellent bib tights. Already had a pair in size XL which is a nice tight fit but where the shoulder straps were on the short side. So this time I ordered XXL and they are a perfect fit. Nothing is to big or loose. I'm 195 cm and 76 kg. The bibs are very comfortable, and for me they're warm enough for riding all winter.
Michael Very pleased with these bib tights. As usual with Castelli products, the quality is first-rate. They also fit well (I'm 5'6" and the medium size is perfect) and are very comfortable. I haven't tried them in really cold weather, but expect they would be good down to about 4 or 5C at least.
Mr Williams Brilliant. Something you will wear nearly every time you ride needs to be a good quality and comfortable. This ticks all the boxes.
Mr Christensen Fine tights for around 7-15c. Pad: Not the best/not the worst. OK for + 2 hours. Sizing: I am 81 waist/187 high and ordered xl and perhaps on the small side.
Dr Thomas Excellent fit, lovely materials. ideal for winter riding
David Good back support for guys like me who are not so flexible. I wore them in 4 degree (F) February weather, and they were very warm. The next day , I wore them in the rain. No problem. Small fit. Get 1 size larger than your normal size.
Mr Dhin Comfortable tights. Keeps you snug and warm, although a little less than I thought. Sizing was spot on - I am 5ft8 and went for a medium. The padding was very good though - very comfortable. Would recommend
Mr Burke Super comfy, stylish, attractive and warm. A great purchase at a great price!
Mr C Campbell Great fit and good comfort when cycling. Fantastic!
Nick Great tights for cold winter weather.. Quality seat pad for excellent comfort.
Mr Ramos Muy buen cutote, 1,80 de altura, 82kg de peso, 101cm de pecho, 85cm de cintura y talla perfecto.
Mr Colverson Well made and very comfortable bib tights. Sizing is tight so would recommend go 1 size bigger
Mr Lavoie Super comfortable, high quality as usual with Castelli. Size M is perfect for my 1,67 m and 63 kg
Dave Love these. Comfortable and a great fit.
Mr Mieritz Great looking tights.
Good fit - im 180cm and weights 72kg - size large is tight, when off the cycle, but perfect when riding.
I have tried these down to 1 degree C at this temperature I needed long underwear beneath, but degrees above no problem
Mr Abramavicius Great fit but had to order one size bigger.
Mike Top quality bib tights. Great pad, really comfortable and they fit well. If you pay attention to the sizing chart you won't be disappointed.
Ian This is my 3rd pair of these. Very comfortable and warm.
John I`ve just used these on a 200kms + Audax. The weather rarely got above a couple of degrees and these Castelli bib tights were perfect... warm and very comfortable. Great prices too.
Andy from MK Excellent cold weather bib tights. Worth the high price. I'm 5'7" and 34' waist. XL fits nicely but could go to L for more compression. Excellent price and service from Merlin as usual
Mr Ferreira According to Castelli it's the best tight they ever made and from what I can see it is very well made. I already knew Progetto X2 air seat pad is perfect for me. Great blackweek prices.
I'm 1,82m 72Kg and size L is great, not too race fit. I have short legs, my inseam is 81cm and leg length is ok. If my inseam was shorter by only 1cm the bib tight leg length would be too long (the ankle zipper would touch the shoes).
The colored leg band is sky blue to match other clothing I have. The thermal layer under the black nylon outer is sky blue also, unlike other color options that have red. So at stretch points you don't see red that would be wrong for me.
Seems to be a great purchase, only time will tell.
Colin Very pleased.
Replacement for the Sorpasso due to early winter ice and tarmac incident.
Now been out for a second 40 mile ride in below 5c and no chill. Pad excellent as before. I'm 162cm, 54kgs and 72cm waist. Small is a good fit.
Castelli quality, warm and lightweight.
marcus My favourite bibtights, perfect for most British weather when it is too cold for shorts and knee warmers. Quality comfortable product.
Jeppe Raasthøj Outstanding pair of bib tights. I was in doubt as to what size to get. Especially since the recommendations on size in the reviews here differ wildly. I ended up getting a size XL (which matches the size Perfetto jacket I already had). Fortunately they fit very nicely. I am 195 cm tall, I weigh 78 kg and my waist is 90 cm. the XL is a compression fit but still comfortable and the suspenders are a perfect fit when I'm in the saddle. The bib tights have a special supportive structure around the waist and lower back and that means you have to pay special attention to the waist measurement, or your belly will get squashed.
Dr Fontana Quality product. Well padded. The material seems to stretch quite thinly over the knees but the tights gave adequate warmth at 2 deg C. Ankle zips always help in puling long bibs up
Mr saldise korta Culote de muy buena calidad, tejido y badana excelentes para tiradas largas. Muy buen precio y envío por Merlyn .
Callum I had high hopes for these and wasn`t disappointed. They are warm, comfortable, well made and good for use down to near freezing in my opinion, a bit higher if its very wet.
Build quality is excellent, as are materials, ankle zips and fit. Progetto pad is excellent, one of the best available I reckon.
Even for italian cycling gear, these are tight. If you want them close fitting and supportive (and they are designed to be) go with the size from the chart, if you want them comfort fit maybe go up a size. I`m fairly athletic shape and at the top of xl sizing by the chart and xl is a tight, but correct fit for me. The compression is even and the support for the leg muscles feels good. I went for the fluo yellow version, which has a bright hiviz stripe on the outer thigh and more trim around the ankle zip (also reflective material here)
Overall delighted with these bibtights and would buy again.
Wilbur Really comfortable, and does well in cool/cold weather. Sized small. I had to go a size up from what I usually wear. If you are on the border according to the size chart, definitely go up.
Mr Tuhkanen Excellent fit and does not restrict legs at all. Progetto chamois works fine and tight support core very well. Seems to work fine from +14c to at least +6c.
Howie A quality product ideal for New Zealand (North Island) winter an spring conditions. As others have mentioned these are made to fit 18 year olds. So if your a typical MAMIL go 2 sizes up from your normal. I wear a Large in the Castelli regular bib shorts and a XXL Sorpasso tights are a snug fit around the waist!
Julian Another Castelli item I have been waiting for to appear in the sales.... I have a pair that I used last year through the winter but have already made the decision to commute more on the bike through the winter so had it mind to have another pair.... size up as its Castelli, I`m in a medium for everything else but a large in Castelli... great seat pad and lovely and warm in the cold, ridden a good couple of hours in them on some extra long rides home. Can`t recommed highly enough.
Mr Hutton Excellant for Adelaide winters. Keep you comfortably warm but not too hot and at a great price. Thanks MERLIN...
Ben Not used yet (I bought it for super cold days that have not eventuated yet). Seems awesome value at the Merlin price.
Mark This is my second pair of Sorpasso bib tights, simply because I rate them as an exceptional piece of kit. Warm enough for when it is in the single digits Celsius, but not overly so when it comes to going uphill fast. Highly recommended.
Mr Fieldhouse Went out for the first time, kept nice and warm. As to the sizing I bought the 2XL and it was a snug fit, I normally wear large as I was advised to go 2 sizes up I am 6ft and 11.5st
Mr White Disappear when on the bike they feel so good, but fit very snug for the size when trying them on.
Mr Erjomaa Great Castelli quality. Vought these for 10+ degrees rides when Sorbasso wind versions are a bit too much. I go for 180cm and 80kg to have an ideal match with XXL sizing
Jordan Behan Best winter tights I've ever worn. Definitely size up- maybe two sizes- I'm 178cm and 72kg and the XXL fit just right.
Mr steward All spot on, well made and very warm for cold day riding. I`m 42"chest and 34" waist and XXL fits me, comfort fit not tight fit, if this helps for usual Castelli sizing issues.
Mr Faragher Usual brilliant pricing from Merlin. Sorpassos are top quality, warm and look superb. Go a size up from UK sizing.
Kiwi racer Haven't worn these yet as they had to be sent back. Did loads of research online and got the idea that L would be OK for me at 175cm and 71kg. I just found them to be too snug everwhere. Reordered an XL and think I will be good with those. Usual Castelli quality construction but consider going up 2 sizes from non-Italian brands unless you want ultra compression fit.
Mr Oh Good quality as usual. I ordered L isze, but it is really tight for me although I'm a little bit thin(182Cm/72Kg)
Alan Excellent fit (one size up over normal USA sizes), very warm, very well made, great price, andvery quick delivery to the USA. Highly recommended. Thank you.
Mr Thomas Ok so got these at a great price in 3XL. I`m 192, roughly 6` 4" in old money, and 15st 9...so big but not massive.....waist is 36". Hope all this helps prospective buyers. Castelli, as we know, is notorious for proper kit designed for very light weight whippets. I had their jerseys and shorts back in the early 80s in a Med. how times change. This fits great ..they are snug but not tight...primarily because the bib straps are under tension....they`re not uncomfortable but any taller and these would be no good. The pad is amazing...on long rides...70 plus. They are also wonderfully warm: last ride windchill took temp to -5 and legs were warm. All in all a great purchase...at a good price.
George Great price but always be careful to buy a larger size . I am 6' 0" and 195 pounds and purchased the 2XXl and they are snug!! I knew this from past purchases. These tights are first rate and the price at half price can't be beat.
Mr Peglar First off, these are not as comfortable as the original Sorpasso bib tights I owned (had to change due to crash/dropping to many lbs for old ones to be 'aero') however original sorpasso wasn't available anymore (in size I required)
I don't know what happens in the castelli design department but sequals are never as good as the first time around.
I managed to come off after around three weeks after buying these and the looked a lot worse than my original Sorpasso did after a much higher speed crash.
However I did like them enough to buy two more pairs.
The stitching for the lower shin/knee area is in a bad place as I find it irritates my back, inside knee tendon.
Material is super stretchy and will allow for those with large quads and calves (but will show red under layer) down to those with smaller leg muscles.
Zips on back of leg are really easy to use with or with out gloves and stay put.
The stitching on the pad (inside nose) has broken and can roll up, so irritates my skin, leading to discomfort on longer rides. other than that they are adequate for my winter ride needs (below 11 degrees celcius ambient temperature)
Mr Carr Great item and price, very comfortable and good quality
Mr Acun I am 1.84 size, 80 kg, got large size. It fits well. It has a great fabric.