Friday, February 17, 2012

Pearl iZUMi Thermal Arm Warmer Product Review


The P.R.O. (Performance + Race Optimized) Series is 3D Motion Engineered for the most demanding athletes with the highest standards for leading-edge apparel and footwear design, construction and craftsmanship. By integrating the newest innovations in technology, race-ready fit and detailed construction with P.R.O. level fabric technologies; the P.R.O. Series is the pinnacle of our no-compromise design and performance philosophy.

The Pearl iZUMi Thermal Arm Warmers provide great coverage with innovative upper arm and wrist scallops. P.R.O. Thermal Fleece panels provide optimal warmth, while their nylon face sheds the weather. A poly back holds warmth and is soft next to skin.

These are truly comfortable arm warmers, snug yet not constrictive, warm yet not cloying. They ride low on the wrist and high up towards the shoulder for good coverage. Over several wearings, I never noticed them riding down or sagging – they are thick and well-made (like all Pearl iZUMi products). For optimal testing, I wore the arm warmers on my bike with a thick cotton shirt, layering a wind vest over it. The shoulders were the only area not covered by the windblocking of either the arm warmers or wind vest and immediately felt the cold weather. These arm warmers really do the job!

With an L and an R on the respective arms, tough not to put these ergonomic arm warmers on correctly.

If you are a cold weather cyclist or runner, consider adding these to your gear closet. Perfect for use on their own on cooler days or as an additional layer under a toplayer or jacket for some extra protection on the usually exposed arms. At $30.00 well-worth the price for the quality, comfort, and performance.

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(Disclaimer: I was sent this item for free to review on my blog, courtesy of Pearl iZUMi, via Outside PR. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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4 comments:

  1. I bought a pair of these last Saturday.
    Kinda sold me on the "L" "R" thing.
    ;)
    Happy Friday.

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  2. Whats the difference between race ready fit and (I would assume) non race ready fit?

    Cotton kills...

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  3. I have a pair in size small but they are still kinda big on my arms....I'm scrawny :( Do they size weird or am I just a mutant??

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  4. The fleecy inside feels super soft and comfy - love the red...

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