arm warmers - which ones?

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malverncyclist
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arm warmers - which ones?

Postby malverncyclist » 30 Aug 2012, 12:54pm

Hi all

I want to get some arm warmers for the 'interim' period (what interim???) and had a look on wiggle/ribble/etc. and can't make sense of what to get. Firstly - I could go for goretex stuff but am not sure whether it's worth it?

Secondly - size. I see short/medium/long without any indication of what that means??? Anyone any help for me?

thanks

Martin

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby rjb » 30 Aug 2012, 6:04pm

Lidl - have sets of arm and leg warmers on sale for less than a tenner. Sprint down there and try them on. :wink:
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby David Cox » 30 Aug 2012, 6:18pm

I'm very pleased with some Gore ones (they aren't goretex) they are warm and stay up. Third season of using them and they are wearing well with new club short sleeve jerseys and more versatile than my previous habit of long sleeve jerseys with sleeves getting pulled up as the ride progressed.

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby reohn2 » 30 Aug 2012, 9:50pm

Lusso Roubaix arm,leg and knee warmers are unbeatable IMO.I've had them for years,my only complaint is that they only do black.
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby eileithyia » 30 Aug 2012, 10:09pm

Small = about the size I wear = slim skinny arms / dress size 10 female.

You really do need to go to a shop and try some on, I would not go for goretex.. seems pointless. Use Lusso other kit.
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby stewartpratt » 30 Aug 2012, 10:28pm

I ordered a bundle from Wiggle and sent back the ones I didn't want; they have a post-free returns service via local newsagents etc (I assume they're still doing it).

I ended up with both the DHB Pace and Pace Roubaix. The latter are more useful; the former just take the edge off really, although as I found out earlier this year they're very useful to keep the sun off on blazing midsummer days. I settled on medium in one and large in the other, but I forget which. I have very long and quite thin arms; they were all long enough for me in M and L sizes, but unless you go for a windproof fabric they'll all be pretty stretchy.

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby mattsccm » 30 Aug 2012, 10:41pm

Just get what fits best. They are only arm wamers. The important thing is tht they stay up.

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby robc02 » 30 Aug 2012, 11:02pm

Most of the ones I tried were too short - the exception being Impsport. They make them in a fleecy backed "Roubaix" material or ordinary lycra. They are ordered direct from Impsport via their website or by telephone.

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby reohn2 » 31 Aug 2012, 8:23am

As a bit of a caution,don't buy the Lycra ones ditto for legs,they don't streatch as well as Roubaix and for some reason you're arms or legs are cooler than without :?
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby Big T » 31 Aug 2012, 9:59am

Shop around. I have a number of sets of arm warmers - Decathlon, Pearl izumi, Crane (Aldi) and Biemme. The Crane ones are good for the money, but my favourite ones are the Biemme. They are like the sleeves cut off a cotton/woolly jumper, but with a bit of elasticity added. They are plenty long enough, warm and they stay up.
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby Ontherivet77 » 31 Aug 2012, 2:32pm

+1 for Lusso Roubaix

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby mr riff raff » 1 Sep 2012, 10:22am

Prendas Ciclismo.

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ty ... 43&ID=1037

Cheap. Choice of colours. Stay up. Keep your arms warm.
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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby Colin Stanley » 3 Sep 2012, 8:53am

er, I just use a pair of my wife's old winter weight tights cut off as appropriate. Washed of course. I chose her black ones. They don't run after being cut which is a good thing and they stay 'up' without too much trouble. Otherwise I use a Campag long sheeve black thermal vest with a short sleeve road jersey. The look is the same.

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby malverncyclist » 3 Sep 2012, 11:36am

mr riff raff wrote:Prendas Ciclismo.

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ty ... 43&ID=1037

Cheap. Choice of colours. Stay up. Keep your arms warm.


ordered a pair of these at £7.95 ... if they don't work I'll try the 'tights' solution :D

thanks for all your advice, as ever very useful.

Martin

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Re: arm warmers - which ones?

Postby mr riff raff » 3 Sep 2012, 6:23pm

Colin Stanley wrote: Otherwise I use a Campag long sheeve black thermal vest with a short sleeve road jersey. The look is the same.


Not 100% sure the idea is to get the look.
How do you take them off when the sun warms up, as per yesterday? Scissors?
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