Rapha Arm Warmers review

Rapha have updated their arm warmers and our tester says they are near to perfection ...

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Rapha has hit gold with its latest arm-warmer design and construction and with three available sizes, finding the perfect fit is easy.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable

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    Grippy

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    Well fitting

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

A long time in the making, but after several adjustments and revisions, the 2014 version of Rapha’s Arm Warmer is commendably close to perfection.

Made from Roubaix fabric, the built-in elasticity means they grip and follow the contours of the arm well while providing a good level of warmth.

Silicone grippers only appear on the inside (we’d prefer to see them on the outside too to prevent sleeves riding up), and we love the text written into the gripper encouraging you to make sure the sleeve covers the top of the arm warmer.