Aren’t arm warmers boring we hear you say? Not these unconventional Armskins.
Defeet’s Armskins have saved us from chills as the temperature has dropped down into single figures Celsius (Defeet recommends Armskins for temperatures in the range 40 to 60 F/4 to 16 C).
The looks are unique and pretty trendy – some might even think your gran knitted them for you! But that’s unlikely, as this circular knit is patented by DeFeet, promising a comfortable and natural fit.
Slip them on and you notice a few things, though. For a start, they’re extremely comfortable – snug without being over-tight and warm without being overly insulating.
We tested them over a ten-hour Alpine epic and an eight-hour mountain bike race and they were surprisingly warm and wind resistant yet breathable.
The cuffs sit snugly round your wrists and don’t move no matter how much hammer your arms take. Likewise the top, which is similarly anchored to the top of your arms. These babies just do not move.
You can easily roll them down while riding, they’re not bulky around your wrist and they stuff quickly into your back pocket.
Available in two sizes (S/M and L/XL) and a variety of colours (including, black, blue, charcoal and small sizes in lace patterns), so you should be able to get a fit and a match with any outfit – black goes with everything, right?