These ErgoPro roubaix leg warmers from Galibier provide a good level of insulation and ankle zips make them easy to get on and off over shoes.
They're made from a polyamide, polyester, and elastane mix and the fleecy-backing offers plenty of warmth on cold rides. Galibier call them 'anatomically cut' although the shaping is slight; it's certainly not as pronounced as you find on some multi-panel warmers. The upside is that only one seam runs lengthwise and that's flat-stitched, so you won't have trouble with stitching rubbing you as you get the long off-season miles in.
A silicone thigh gripper top keeps them comfortably in place while the YKK zip is really long at 22cm. That means it's easy to get these off if the sun comes out on your morning ride, or to put them on if a warmer ride turns chilly. The zip-pull doesn't rattle, work its way up or anything annoying like that.
The logo is reflective, adding to your nighttime visibility, and that's about all there is to tell. You'll do well to find zipped Roubaix leg warmers any cheaper than this.
Good roubaix warmers with long zips that make getting them over your shoes trouble-free; very low priced
road.cc test report
Make and model: Galibier ErgoPro Leg Warmer
Size tested: Black, Medium
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
They're for pretty much anyone who rides in the winter.
Galibier say, "The effort we put into our 2012 ErgoPro Leg Warmer is very visible before you even put them on. The 4-panel construction is designed to permit full pedalling motion. Anatomically cut to avoid bunching of fabric, the silicone Safelock thigh grippers ensure they stay locked in place. We have lengthened the zip this year to 22cm to permit removal over shoes and the Roubaix fabric has a brushed fleece backing for ultimate warmth."
They're very cheap. The list price is given as £18 but they're reduced to £14.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
They're basic but they perform well.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The ankle zips are a useful feature if you want to put them on or take them off mid-ride
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Perhaps
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 40 Height: 190cm Weight: 74kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding,
Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.