Arm warmers are a flexible piece of gear for the bike
Whether you've got a mountain bike, trekking bike or road bike: It's the little things that make a big difference when you're traveling on two wheels. Tubular tape under the helmet for added insulation, the right gloves, a balaclava or popular accessories like leg, knee and arm warmers! They are as light as a feather but also protect sensitive limbs and joints from cooling down too quickly!
Here we are concerned with the latter accessories mentioned. What are the most important characteristics of good arm warmers, what are they made of and what do you have to consider when buying them?
Types and features of arm sleeves
Arm sleeves are not always the same as arm warmers. Some designs are made of fabric that triggers a cooling effect. Our shop offers a broad range of different designs by renowned cycling manufacturers such as Endura, Mavic, Löffler and Pearl Izumi.
The different product descriptions indicate the individual arm sleeve designs. In general, the heavier the arm sleeve, the thicker and warmer it is. Most arm warmers are made of synthetic mixed fabrics. As the name indicates, elastane provides elasticity. Polyamide and polyester dry quickly and hold their shape. Some arm sleeves are equipped with a windproof membrane and provide good weather protection. They are water-repellent and protect you from cold breezes. There are also arm warmers made of virgin wool. They are extra-soft and extra-warm.
Apart from length and width, you should also consider some other details when purchasing arm sleeves. Cooling models come in bright colors. Nothing fits better than articulated arm sleeves (left/right). Reflectors provide safety and silicone reinforcements on the hem keep the warmers from slipping down your arms. And generally speaking, the fewer seams, the more comfortable!