Today was positively spring like with the temperature cranking well above 10 degrees with only a light breeze. Up North, this is positively tropical for us so setting off on one of my regular rides, I ditched the thermal bib tights and decided to break out some leg warmers which are great for spring and autumn.
Good quality leg warmers are a simple, practical and effective item of clothing designed to keep your legs warm, but at the same time ,aren’t as bulky as thermal tights. My choice for today was a pair of B’Twin 500 leg warmers. The 500’s are made of a warm elasticated fabric that cover your legs from mid – thigh to ankle. There’s a left and right leg warmer with these ones which makes sense really as they’re designed to be a close fit and your legs are shaped differently. They’re clearly marked on the inside with a ‘left’ and ‘right’ and your shorts go over the top of them. I wore mine with a pair of B’Twin Aerotech 900 bib shorts and they went together perfectly.
Once I was happy with the fit I removed all the internal labels so they didn’t chafe my legs whilst riding.
So how did they do? After three hours of riding they stayed in place and didn’t slip. This was due to their non-slip silicone base at the top of the thighs which holds them in place. (Silicone is better than elastic as it stops cycling clothing from riding up) They were extremely comfortable, not too tight, with no irritating seams to chafe my legs which were kept warm throughout the ride. For a day like this they were perfect and at only £12.99 a great investment.
(Notes on the author – Mick Johnson is an avid cyclist from our Sheffield Decathlon branch. He currently works as an expert Sports Adviser and Brand Ambassador for B’Twin; ensuring each cycles customer leaves the store kited out with everything they need for their next adventure out on the roads or trails. Are you interested in a job that lets you pursue your passion? Why not scoot over to our careers site and discover the many positions available – http://www.decathlon-jobs.co.uk/).