We love arm warmers because they afford a level of flexibility that jackets and long-sleeve jerseys don't: you can shove them down and pull them up over the course of a ride as conditions and comfort dictate. (Plus, how can you not like that bunched-at-the-wrist look?) Given this flexibility, warmers are the first piece of kit we consider picking up as the summer days shorten, and Pearl Izumi's new P.R.O. Softshell Arm Warmers were at the front of our queue for 2014.
These warmers are touted as being new, but that's more of a reflection of the advancements made over Pearl's 2013 warmers, which include increased warmth and wider silicone grips at the top that keep the warmers in place while feeling less restrictive. The P.R.O. Softshell panels on the front resist wind and water, and the Thermal Fleece fabric everywhere else ensures flexibility, warmth, and wicking. Reflective highlights will help you determine which warmer belongs to which arm. The logos in the reflective bits, along with the large, red grip bands, make these a stylish addition to your cold-weather wardrobe.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Arm Warmers are available in five sizes ranging from X-small to X-Large in the color Black.