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Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Leg Warmer

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Elite Thermal Leg Warmer

For cyclists, changing weather is never a case of black and white—especially across the space of a fall or spring ride that sees chilly temps and a light drizzle in the late morning that give way to sunlight at noon. Or maybe the clouds stay and the damp chill just gets damp-chillier. Or maybe the day starts off bright, but an ominous cloudbank gathering on the horizon rolls in 30 minutes after you roll out. Whatever greyness the weather throws your way, Pearl Izumi's updated Elite Thermal Leg Warmers will ensure you can adapt mid-ride, and they're extended coverage also means they can turn thermal shorts into winter tights.

The warmers are made from the same breathable, softly brushed thermal material that made their predecessors classics, but Pearl has updated them with its proprietary PI Dry DWR treatment. This makes the latest Elite Thermal warmers ideal for the kinds of not-quite-black/not-quite-white greyness that defines cycling in late fall and early spring. They're warm, they resist light drizzle and road spray, and they can be stored in a jersey pocket if conditions improve over the course of a ride. True, they won't stow as gracefully as knee warmers, but bulging jersey pockets are far preferable to suffering through a warming ride in full-length tights.

  • Leg warmers that insulate and repel water
  • Treated to keep light rain and road spray at bay
  • Midweight thermal insulation for shoulder season temps
  • Built to reduce bunching and slouching while pedaling
  • Soft, wide elastic cuff grips with silicone print
  • Reflective details add a bit of visibility on overcast training rides
  • Item #PLZ00L9

Material
56% nylon, 30% polyester ,14% elastane
Fit
form-fitting
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Perfect sizing

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
xs
Height
5` 3"
Weight
103 lbs

Just like their xs arm warmers, these are perfectly cut and SO comfortable!

>Rating: 5

Warmness

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I bought these to do a MTB marathon, and I was glad I did, they were perfect for a 40 degree day that was raining off and on. I also purchased the matching arm warmers and was very very comfortable the whole ride. Something to note-although mine stayed up just fine (only had to pull leg warmers up a couple times during the 26 miles) my husband had purchased the same warmers and maybe they were slightly large, because his came down to his knees shortly after we started riding. I would recommend trying them on or making sure your measurements are correct before ordering.

>Rating:

PI DRY TECHNOLOGY

Permanently waterproofed fibers that will shake dry while maintaining the breathability of fleece.

>Rating: 5

Shoulder Season Essential

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large Arm Warmers
Height
5` 9"
Weight
240 lbs

There are certain times of year when it can be really difficult to figure out exactly what to wear when heading out for a bike ride, especially here in Utah; it could be 55 degrees when you head out and 80 degrees when you head home. With temperature ranges like that, you need clothing that is easily removable and packable, and Pearl Izumi's Elite Thermal line of arm, knee, and leg warmers fits the bill perfectly. I especially like the wide elastic grippers at the top; many warmers use thin elastic with an even thinner strip of silcon that can feel really constrictive, even though it might actually be looser than Pearl's wide band. These are just super comfortable all-around.

>Rating: 5

Toasty legs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I bought these for the occasional frigid days in North Carolina, and am I ever glad that I did. These are fantastic! They stay up, stay warm, breathe well - if there was a sixth star I'd probably choose it.