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Are all arm warmers created equal?(16 posts)

Are all arm warmers created equal?bigdave
Mar 9, 2001 6:30 AM
Just curious if there are some arm warmers that are better than others. Any of them really bad and should be avoided? (ie: don't stay up)

Just wondering...

re: Are all arm warmers created equal?ck
Mar 9, 2001 7:31 AM
A few years back I ordered a cheap pair from Performance (I think). I don't know who's arms these things were made for, but they were huge, even in the s/m size i ordered. They are now my leg warmers. I got a pair of Pearl Izumi arm warmers for Christmas and they are great. Nice and warm, snug, and they stay up all ride.
Leg warmersLazy
Mar 9, 2001 7:36 AM
That is absolutely hilarious! How are they as leg warmers?

BTW, I also have a pair or Pearl arm warmers. They work well, and are very comfy. They have a nice fleece type lining on the inside.
re: Are all arm warmers created equal?Haiku d'état
Mar 9, 2001 7:35 AM
i have a pair from a nashbar sale last year. use them constantly, washed at least once a week. will get another if they're ever in stock.
I don't know, but...E3
Mar 9, 2001 8:16 AM
...I do know that I've used one pair of one-size-fits-all DeFeet Armskins for two winters, and they do not slip down, bunch, or unravel. They're plenty warm, allow freedom of movement, yet are form-fitting, and come in red (mine), blue, and black. I've washed mine lots, and the red color has held fast. Plus they're only around $20 or less. I can't imagine a better product, unless you ride in an ungodly cold climate.
I don't know, but.../2nd the DeFeet'sTC
Mar 9, 2001 9:00 AM
echo E3's comments on the DeFeets. They have served me well and sometimes think that they can even be too warm. Their new leg warmers Kneeckers are awesome. I've ridden them in 40F weather and they are excellent. You can use them as knickers or total leg warmers. They have a fabric that expels heat from the back of your legs, while keeping the front plenty toasty.

DeFeet makes very good products and they are designed with comfort and function in mind.

re: Are all arm warmers created equal?yodleboy
Mar 9, 2001 8:57 AM
I got a set of DeFeet this winter. They fit great and don't move around. Warm and toasty too. They seem to hold up to machine washing well. I got mine on sale at Colorado Cyclits for about $18.00 I think.
re: Are all arm warmers created equal?Lazy
Mar 9, 2001 9:08 AM
DeFeet makes the coolest socks around too!!
Defeet' are pretty goodDG
Mar 9, 2001 9:19 AM
I got them free when I bought my polar HR monitor from Performance. I've used them a couple of times (still too cold in Ohio for arm-warmers). They work great, doesn't retain moisture/sweat, and doesn't slide down.
Mar 9, 2001 4:37 PM
They are the best I've used. Nice and warm, yet they don't get too hot when it gets warmer on your ride.
re: Are all arm warmers created equal?MRD
Mar 9, 2001 1:35 PM
I've used Defeet and PI armwarmers. Both are good. The defeet retain more moisture if you need for some reason to put on a windbreaker or something. The PI's work better if it's wet or if you need another outer layer. Otherwise, both are good for about the same temperature ranges.

For the legs, Castelli hot-flex lite leg warmers block wind real well and are good from 40 to 70 degrees or so.

Anyone try roubaix lycra arm/knee/leg warmers?

Thanks all.. anyone try Voler's??bigdave
Mar 10, 2001 7:27 AM
Our team is going to be using Voler for its teamwear... anyone use Voler armwarmers and if so, are they any good?

I'm leaning toward PIs, but if Volers are recommended by some, I may go that way...


Thanks all.. anyone try Voler's??Woof the dog
Mar 10, 2001 9:36 AM
Hey Dave, which team you're ridin' for?
Thanks all.. anyone try Voler's??bigdave
Mar 10, 2001 10:08 AM
One called Just Pedal Faster in Wis. How about you??

I'm done...Johan
Mar 9, 2001 10:25 AM
Hi Gregg...

As you might have guessed... I'm not Johan...

I'm just someone who is fed up by the real Johan... who happens to be a real prick...

Normally I post real content... Sometime anonymously... sometimes as my real self...

But that friggin guy REALLY pissed me off... so I was just trying to make him GO AWAY... or at least get under his skin...

Darn... I was really hoping you would have posted the Trike thing... you have to admit, it was freaking funny...

And Doug S... I'm aware of how you feel... so you do not need to comment.


The Artist formerly known as the FAKE Johan...
don't quit!Anonymous
Mar 9, 2001 7:57 PM
Come on, us anonymous/imposter cowards have to stick together. It's not as if we're like Doug, Spokewrench, HH or BipedZed or any of the other posters who are able to post their opinion with integrity. We know we'll never be able to build a positive reputation in the community. We have to get our kicks the yellow way.