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With Castelli cool/cold weather gear I usually find the temperature range they specify to be on the high side. So with my Ergo (Thermoflex material) tights, for example, they say it's good for 43 to 59 degrees, but I can wear them down to the high 30s comfortably and by the low 50s they're too hot. The same is true for their LS jerseys. The Sorpasso tights don't fit that mold. Castelli says they're good down to 32, and I've ridden them at that temperature but my legs were a bit too cold for my liking. Yes, they make riding at that temperature possible, but the cold was a bit distracting, particularly at speed. For me they are comfortable in the same range as the Ergos, high 30s to low 50s.
However, they are superior to the Ergos in the pad. The Progetto X2 pad is very comfortable, the best I've ever used. So for long rides I much prefer these. And they are a bit more compressive and the overall fit is, for want of a better term, more professional.
As with other Castelli clothes the size chart is right on. Don't fuss about whether to size up or not, just take your waist measurement and follow the chart. These will be tight when you first put them on, they're supposed to be that way. Take your time and be patient the first time, and just wear them around the house for an hour or two to let them conform to your body. If they go on easily you've bought the wrong size, and this is true of any performance oriented bike clothing. After a few rides and a wash they'll be easier to get on, but you'll still won't be able to throw them on without thinking.
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