Santini BeHot leg warmers review

It may seem a long way off, but with the days getting longer it could be time to start planning your early spring wardrobe, and the Santini BeHot leg warmers make a strong case for their inclusion.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Excellent warmth, superbly comfortable, and great looking, the Santini BeHot leg warmers come so close to perfection, only let down by the loose fit around the ankle.

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    Loose fit around the ankles

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The period of mild weather at the start of January gave us an excuse to put the winter tights back in the wardrobe for a few days and hit the road in shorts and leg warmers, namely the excellent Santini BeHot leg warmers.

The headline grabbing features of these leg warmers is the BeHot fabric, which Santini claims not only protects you from the cold, but also generates a small amount of heat as it stretches and compresses during your pedal stroke. While the claimed temperature gain with the company’s bibtights is 4ºC, the Santini BeHot leg warmers give a more modest figure of an extra 1ºC.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.