Assos Arm Protectors
Arm warmers are handy things, ideal for those days that start off a bit cool but then warm up. Trouble is they tend to either fall down or dig into the top of your arm. Or at least the ones I've got for a fiver out of the bottom of a rummage bin do! This time I decided no expense would be spared so I went for Assos Arm Protectors.
I only intend to wear these with a thin short sleeved jersey so I didn't want the fleecy Roubaix version. These are described as UV and chill protectors which seemed ideal. I bought a pair of size 1. Out of the packet they had a pleasant silky feel and I was surprised to find they were shaped with a bend at the elbow. They only come in one colour -white. Just don't forget to take them off before cleaning your chain! My other half said they looked like the full length gloves people used to wear with ball gowns....
Out on the bike the fit was spot on, no slipping down or cutting off the circulation. They were extremely comfortable but after a few miles I was beginning to feel a bit warm so off they came. I can't imagine wanting to wear them on a hot day as UV protection, sunblock would seem a better option, but for a little extra warmth they were excellent. If they prove to be long lasting they will be well worth the money. They look seriously flash too!