4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2011
I called the company up directly and even they couldn't tell me the dimensions of the sizes. They just told me, "Get whatever matches your jersey size." I sometimes wear small and other times wear medium depending on the brand so that didn't really help. They had nothing else to say. Although they were nice on the phone, I'm disappointed a company doesn't know the dimensions of their product. It's like the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. If I wanted the arm warmers to fit like the photo, I should have gotten size medium. Small's not quite cutting my circulation and it's still long enough but I can't help but to wonder how medium would feel. Small's easier to keep stored, so no regrets.
The seams are flawless. They are built strong. I don't see these failing at the seams ever. The material is thick enough to make you feel like you received a quality product. It doesn't look nor feel cheap. The inside of the upper arm band has a rubber material to keep it in place as it touches your skin. The product doesn't just rely on elastic to keep it up which is nice.
This is the biggest reason I paid $30 for this. There are plenty of arm warmers out there for half the price even here on Amazon. I chose this b/c I liked the two tone and that it didn't have the brand named plastered all over the side. Instead, they make a clean look by printing grey letters on the upper black band. It's integrated nicely unlike the other ones I've seen that have the name written directly on the arm making it too obvious. That design also seems like an afterthought whereas this one appears a lot more well thought out.
No regrets on the purchase. I recommend it if you care about looks and happen to like this design. If you want something more economical, just go with the standard $15 shipped ones. There are a lot of companies that make all black ones. I figured my alternative would be something I like from a brick and mortar store since I'm so picky about design. Those would have cost $20 or $25 plus tax which wouldn't be far off from the $30 I paid for this pair. I feel it was worth it.
on February 9, 2014
I bought these before winter cause I am really picky about the long sleeve shirts that I wear and this is a nice substitute. I still wear them now and they are still in good condition, I have some thread coming loose from the seems but burning the stings resolved that issue for me (I have nails so sometimes it pick them without noticing initially). I continued wear them like break away pants for arms cause when I'm pushing carts in the morning its cold, yet once it gets hot I can take them off and put them in pocket like nothing happen.
I recommend this for anyone looking for something alternative to the norm. Not just for cyclist, good for everyday wear too.
on March 30, 2014
I wanted a second pair of sleeves (to rotate for drying), so I thought I would give these a try. I must say I really like them. The material is easy to keep clean, they are comfortable (you really don't even notice them) and they are easy to get off and stow if you start getting warm during a run.
I've been using this for 2 years now and I would buy them again if I needed to.