Are heated trousers cycling's next marginal gain? Our data scientist investigates...

The science says a decline in muscle temperature means a decline in peak power - so can heated warm-up trousers guarantee a hot sprint?

Huub warmup trousers
(Image credit: Silvia Cante)

Every now and then a piece of tech comes along so polarising that some condemn it as outrageously unnecessary while others can't live without it.

That’s what we have with Huub’s £398.99 Heated Trousers

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech!