Altura Thermal DWR Leg Warmer review

A more value-orientated take on our favourite leg warmers

Altura leg warmers
(Image credit: Altura)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Altura has taken a great idea and made it their own. The result works - very well, particularly if you still want the reassurance of a gripper in place. However, if you like the idea of eradicating a gripper completely, you may wish to save your pennies for the original.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    High design reduces gripper compression

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    Warm and quick drying

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Still utilise a silicone gripper, which can be avoided

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Altura's Thermal DWR Leg Warmers utilise a construction method that I'm somewhat of a fan of. Rather than stopping and cutting in mid-thigh, they travel much further up your leg, reducing the pinching of leg-warmer seams and keeping more of your upper leg warm, allowing you to pair leg warmers with some of the best cycling bib shorts for much more of the year.

This method is most famously used by Assos in the case of the Evo7 legwarmers. I am a long-term fan of the Evo7 legwarmers, but they are expensive. Altura getting in on the action brings the price down by 50%.

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