Pearl iZUMi Thermal Leg Warmer
|Price:||$29.99 - $44.99|
- Leg warmer with anatomic fit to eliminate bunching and provide full range of motion
- P.R.O. Thermal Fleece panels provide optimal warmth
- Polyester back holds warmth and is soft next to skin
- Plush elasticized gripper for a soft, smooth grip
- Machine washable (no fabric softeners)
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Pearl Izumi's Thermal leg warmers offer full coverage and a more anatomic fit to eliminate bunching through the pedaling motion.
- P.R.O. Thermal Fleece fabric combines excellent moisture transfer with warmth and breathable comfort
- Nylon facing thwarts the wind and sheds road spray while the polyester back insulates and provides next-to-skin softness
- Anatomic left and right leg construction eliminates bunching through your full range of motion
- Custom Jacquard elasticized openings provide a soft, smooth grip that stays in place
- Reflective logos add visibility
- Ankle zippers for easy-on, easy-off convenience
Pearl Izumi's thermal leg warmer offers full coverage with an anatomic fit to eliminate bunching through your full range of motion. The P.R.O. Thermal Fleece panels provide optimal warmth, while the nylon face sheds the weather and a polyester back holds warmth and is soft next to skin. Other features include a plush elasticized gripper for a soft, smooth grip and reflective logos for low-light visibility. Machine washable (no fabric softeners).
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Basically, the primary issues with these it simple: they don't stay. I tried a medium pair at first, which is the size for ALL other Pearl iZUMi products I wear. However, the medium definitely didn't fit. After returning them, I gave a small a shot. The smalls suffice, but they require frequent re-adjustment while riding. Inevitably, they slowly begin to slide down my legs.
The provlem doesn't seem to be an issue of sizing, considering they're borderline too tight. It seems to be in the way they're cut and designed. If I really play with them prior to a ride, I can manage to get them tightly tucked under my shorts, and then they will sometimes stay put throughout most of a ride. However, that really requires much more work than I like. Since you typically wear tights for col weather, having a faulty pair only lends to the discomfort and frustration that often comes with cold-weather riding.
[Update: January 9th, 2013. After further usage and "testing," I have become more and more frustrated with these leg warmers. They rarely stay on, and they require constant readjustment. No matter what combination of clothing I wear or how I wear it (e.g. shorts over warmers, warmers over shorts, warmers with tights underneath, etc... etc...), the warmers will not stay up. This proved especially annoying on my first true winter ride. On a freezing and snowy winter day, I had to constantly deal with these warmers for 23 miles. every mile, I'd find myself having to stop and pull them all the way back up.]
My soultion was to use Velcro, the iron on version to hold them up. The sew on version of Velcro would probably work just as well, but will show more from the outside of your bike shorts. I used the one half inch wide tape with the hook part on one side and the fuzzy felt on the other side. It is widely available at most sewing stores and on line (including Amazon).
Iron on abour a two inch length of the hook side of the tape to the outside top of each leg warmer. Putting each piece just behind the seam on each side. Use a cotton pressing cloth to prevent melting the elastic as shown in directions for the Velcro Iron on Tape. Next stick a matching two inch lenght of the Velcro felt to the hook pieces you just afixed to the leg warmers. Put the leg warmers on making sure they are straight with the L (left leg) and R (right let) centered on the back of each leg. Now put your bike shorts on over the leggings in a comfortable position. Using a pin (safety or straight pin), pin the felt part of the velcro to your bike shorts from the outside to mark the position. Be careful to pin only the felt part of the Velcro and not both parts. Take off the shorts, being careful to seperate the Velcro one by one so that they do not come loose from the pins. Then turn the shorts inside out, mark the position of each piece and iron on the Velco. After they have cooled they are ready to wear.
First put the leggings on and then the shorts, make sure the velcro on the leggings lines up with the Velcro on the shorts. If they don't line up, make sure the leggings are on straight and not twisted. Attach each of the four velco fasterners on your shorts to the Velcro on the tops of your leggings. They are very easy to put on once you have the Velcro installed. The Velcro is barely visible from the outside of your bike shorts. They will stay up now and not slide down.
Have a good ride and keep warm.
I'm 5'8" and was worried that a large might not be big enough based on some other reviews. The warmers are plenty long enough, with room to spare. I have them pulled to the top of my thighs and the ankles touch my shoe tops. You can have them lower on your thighs while still under your shorts if you are taller, no worries.
Does it do what it says?
You bet. I wish I had gotten these earlier. For a ride in 32 degree (f, 0 c) weather, the bike-short like outer layer is backed with a super thin fuzzy fleece like inner coating that is wonderful. VERY comfortable. The elastic band, rubber coated on the inside, on top made sure they never moved or sagged. But it wasn't uncomfortably tight. The knees are sewn at a slight curve, so there's no bunching when pedaling. The ankle zippers mean you can pull them on and off over your cleats.
I've been sucking it up and having frozen legs on the way to work. These are sooooo nice, I wish I had gotten them a long time ago. I wanted the black ones, but I got a good deal by ordering the white ones (as opposed to the black ones which seemed more stylish but were full price). Now i'm glad I got the white ones. They boost my visibility at dusk, dawn, and night which are just the times when it's colder and I'm more likely to need them.
If you are on the fence, go for it. You'll be happy you did.
I went out for a riding in low 50s recently, and my knees felt a bit cold even with these on.
My thigh circumference is 24 inches and I wear XL fine. L was too small and it hurt.
My pants inseam is 30 inches and it fits me pretty well. If you have long legs you may find it a bit short.
It bled color during the first few washes but it stopped doing that after that.
It does not slip down if you wear it under the bike bibs, but without anything holding it outside it slips down. This is definitely not for walking or running. I tried to walk around wearing this with my regular shorts and it slipped down in 20 steps.