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leg warmers....inside or outside of shorts?(12 posts)

leg warmers....inside or outside of shorts?turtle
Oct 27, 2001 6:29 PM
I assume they go over your shorts but I just got my first pair and thought I would ask.

Oct 27, 2001 6:40 PM
Under...Cliff Oates
Oct 27, 2001 7:25 PM
They won't stay up otherwise.
Mine stay up over my shorts...TomS
Oct 28, 2001 8:08 AM
I just got my first pair and they stay up fine over my shorts... they have an elastic section at the top, just like the bottom of most shorts, that keeps them up.

they're performance knee-warmers, not full leg-warmers, don't know if that makes a difference.
Under, however...DINOSAUR
Oct 28, 2001 6:59 AM
The euro style is to wear them outside of your shorts. Dunno if this is true, I read it in an old copy of Bicycling Magazine. Along with wearing socks over your shoes for shoe covers. The sock idea works if you take the time to reenforce the area cut out for the cleats with a little sewing....
However...Cliff Oates
Oct 28, 2001 10:18 AM
I guess I'll never be Euro -- I tried wearing them (Pearl Izumi knee warmers, to be specific) once on the outside and they ended up around my ankles inside of a mile. Inside, they stay up forever. FWIW, no one would EVER accuse me of having skinny legs. The only drawback to wearing them on the inside is they seem to chafe like crazy. I prefer wearing tights, but with some rides you can't do that.
for ARM warmers, the outside the shirt thing might be...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 29, 2001 11:33 AM
for pulling them down, then back up later. after a few hours you'll see my arm warmers over my sleeves. could be the same with leg warmers? do these things get simply rolled down, or are they taken off when no longer required?
for ARM warmers, the outside the shirt thing might be...Lazy
Oct 29, 2001 2:46 PM
I always wear my arm warmers outside. I get a better seal that way and don't get any cold drafts.

As for folding them (arm warmers) down, I do that quite a bit. Talk about a goofy tan line though. Leg warmers are either on or off.
i've not used leg warmers. have some knee warmers, but...Js Haiku Shop
Oct 29, 2001 2:50 PM
either wear 'em and don't take 'em off, or wear full tights, or just shorts. ahhh, options.
another vote for inside (under) one's tightsnigel
Oct 28, 2001 3:26 PM
I've been wearing them under my bib shorts for years, and I've never had them chafe (as one person says). I pull them up to about halfway up my thighs (upper legs)--since I'm only about 5'5--and they stay up perfectly over any distance and effort.

I think the outside-the-shorts look is a bit odd, but maybe 'cause I've seen them inside for so long. I can't see how they can stay up quite as well, since inside gives you the benefit of DOUBLE the elastic for grip (the leg warmers' upper elastic PLUS the leg grippers on shorts).

Keep warm out there!

I wear mine outside...UncleMoe
Oct 29, 2001 9:03 AM
and have no problems with them coming down. Just do what works for you and if you are comfortable, who cares.
Zippers to the back. . .js5280
Oct 29, 2001 10:32 AM
First cold ride out, I put them to the side and noticed the zippers should go in back. One more Fred lesson learned. . .