Good quality, effective warmers, provided you don't mind the yellow legged look
Lightweight and compact
Wash up well
Biemme’s B-fluo legwarmers are a shockingly bright yellow, so there’s no excuse for anyone not to see you coming. They’re made from a stretchy knitted polyamide with 5% elastane, which Biemme claims is hypoallergenic and antibacterial.
>>> Legwarmer buyer's guide
The weave is structured, so that there’s a slight curve and a more stretchy area over the knee for improved articulation as you pedal and there is a single flatlocked seam up the back of the warmers. This makes them comfortable to wear and they’re easy to get on and off, even when wearing cycling shoes.
I did not find the seam intrusive in use and there’s no rubbing, as the warmers are so stretchy. The stretch also means that they stay put once on and can be pulled a long way up the thigh for plenty of overlap with shorts and a double layer of insulation over the thigh muscles, which are working hardest when riding and need to be kept warm for efficiency.
The legwarmers pair up with the matching armwarmers. Like the legwarmers, these are made of stretchy knitted polyamide and elastane. In the case of the armwarmers, there’s a more stretchy knit over the elbow, which is effective to prevent rucking on the inside of the joint. They are quite a close fit which ensures that they stay up and they taper with your arms so that they fit closely at the cuff without discomfort too.
>>> Armwarmer buyer's guide
Despite the weave being quite open, I found both the arm and leg warmers comfortable and windchill resistant at temperatures around 10C. The armwarmers can be pulled down and worn comfortably around the wrists if the weather warms up a bit and there’s not too much bulk either. Both the arm and leg warmers are also quick drying, pocketable and easy to wash – but just a bit bright for retiring types.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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