A few weeks ago, backpackerbrewer wrote a post on gear that he can use for both cycling and walking. I had never come across removable arm warmers before, but they seemed to me to be an excellent idea.
A bit of hunting around the internet revealed a bewildering choice. The path of least resistance seemed to be to buy a cheap pair from Amazon, so I purchased a pair of Optimum Cycling Arm Warmers for £8.79. The other advantage of the Optimum warmers is that they are not plastered with logos, unlike many.
They are extremely simple. Made of polyamide and elastene, they are a stretchy tube with a gel gripper at the top to stop them falling down. The outside is smooth and the inner is slightly furry. For me, the Medium is a perfect fit. Weight is 68g.
Will they work? I see no reason why not. It’s a great idea to be able to turn a short sleeved base layer into a long one and vice versa. They are so easy to slip on and off. They should be more effective for temperature regulation than rolling up sleeves. I shall be taking them on my next trip (although I’ve no idea when that will be!).