An ankle zip meant pulling the Pearl Izumi thermal leg warmers on at the side of the trail didn’t involve taking our shoes off – a bonus – and everyone liked the soft yet effective elastic at the top.
They stayed up well on long rides and the sculpted shape gave a great fit, with minimal bunching behind the knees. The thick and fleecy backed fabric was reasonably windproof and they excelled in cold weather. The ‘large’ Pearls came in too big for most of our size large testers – try them on before ordering.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike