Chpt./// - Arm Warmer 1.91

Castelli

• Thermoflex fabric for maximum warmth, softness and stretch

• Reduced seam construction for maximum comfort

• Chpt. 3 microfiber elastic at top cuff

• Lower cuff can be flipped up to reveal high vis rosso fuoco band with reflective tape for low-light safety

• Leg/Knee warmer is cut so it can be worn low as a leg warmer, or pulled up higher to be worn as a knee warmer

• Minimum bulk so they can be easily stored in jersey pocket when not needed

The warmers are made from Thermoflex fabric, a material that has a slightly tighter knit and higher loft fleece while also being stretchier than the fabric most other companies use for this same purpose.

The decision was made not to carry out the nanotech treatment (a process that makes the fabric water resistant) because it was decided we’d rather focus on absolute comfort rather than weather protection as both the stretchiness and fleece loft is affected negatively by the process. Warmers require as much flexibility and rebound as possible because of the fact they are worn over moving joints. This has been our priority.

The arm warmer has what we consider to be the optimum length - when positioned at the base of the wrist there is enough material at the top of the arm to fit comfortably under the jersey sleeve, there is also rubber gripping on the internal hem in order to prevent slipping. The wrist hem is reversible, revealing a fire red internal lining and a reflective strip, both primarily there to offer a bit more visibility in bad conditions although it can simply be used to create a different look.

The leg/knee warmers carry all the same technical elements as the arm warmers, although obviously the cut is different. In fact, the cut is quite different to most leg warmers, the length is in between that of a leg warmer (which is often too long) and that of a knee warmer. This is as much in response to experience as fashion. The modern cyclist wears longer shorts and socks, the obvious result of this is less skin left uncovered meaning that the warmer need not adhere to the traditional longer length. There is an added bonus to this in that it means the leg/knee warmers use a little less material and therefore have a smaller volume when folded up making it easier to pack away in your pockets during a ride if the conditions change.


Collections: Chpt.///, Clearance

Type: Cycling Clothing

 

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