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Not quite right for cycling, atypical design
on July 27, 2011
Slippage: Most leg warmers have grippier gripper elastic at the tops. These have a soft felty kind. It's cozy, but they slip downwards until you get a good sweat going. Lycra shorts worn over them (the standard way to wear) helps, but they are still frustrating. (see below)
Fit: Try before you buy, or before you remove tags! I am built like a typical cyclist. The thigh portion is too tight, and the knees are baggy. This contributes to slippage. These should be labelled "straight cut" like jeans. I want "athletic fit" or "standard cyclist." I have a sewing machine, so I will be making some modifications.
Function: They are warm for their weight. They wick moisture well enough. They block wind well. When soaking wet in the rain ... well, nothing feels good then, but they help. The zippers are mildly difficult to get started open, but the pulls are bigger than on my old pair. The zippers are on the sides. I wonder if crashing on the zipper might hurt, but this is a minor concern.