If you're planning to ride through the winter months, we have a hard time overstating the benefits of having the Capo Roubaix Knee Warmers stashed in your drawer. In addition to providing valuable insulation to your knee, hamstring, and quad muscles, the Roubaix also has a versatile enough construction to allow you to use it throughout the cooler months.
In early fall, you can start a ride with the stretchy knee warmers, then take them off and stash them in a jersey pocket or saddle pack without having to make elaborate rearrangements on the side of the road. As fall continues, the Roubaix paired with thermal bibs gives you knicker-level protection, with greater flexibility.
The Thermo Roubaix fabric used for these warmers lives at the corner of flexibility and insulation, which is why it's the base material featured throughout virtually all of Capo's cold-weather kit. Thermo Roubaix's hollow-core weave increases insulation by creating pockets of trapped air, a design that mimics merino wool. It also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface, and the brushed lining positions a soft, lofted fleece layer next to your skin. A touch of silicone and elastic at the hems prevents the warmers from wandering as you ride.
- Versatile knee warmers for cold-weather cycling
- Form-fitting cut with silicone helps maintain fit
- Brushed fleece lining holds warm air next to skin
- Breathable hollow-core weave ensures rapid wicking
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- Q & A
Great construction, a little short
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: large/x-large
I've used Capo warmers for years. This was the first new pair of knee warmers I've purchased since 2012. Quality and construction have been very good in the past. These appear to be the same.
Grippers on both top and bottom. Good tight fit. 6'0", 165, quads are proportionate.
My only issue is these are about 2-3" shorter than my older pairs. Could the old ones have stretched that much? I pull my warmers up pretty high to ensure there is no slippage. These end about 1.5" below the knee. I'd prefer something a little longer- like the old ones.