The Ride Pro Aquazero arm warmers are made in Italy but designed with the UK climate in mind. Super Roubaix panels are sewn into an anatomical shape with a bend in the elbow so they don't bunch up when you're on the bike. They have silicone silicone grippers top and bottom to keep them in place.
The fabric is very soft to the touch and feels nice against the skin. Its fleecy on the inside so low single figure temperatures are not a problem and they're still comfortable if the temperature does creep up mid-ride. They're light enough to easily stow away in your back pocket if the sun does come out.
The fit is spot on. The anatomical shape keeps them smooth as you bend your arms at various angles so you can keep them on all day
The water repellent coating works well. Road spray and light rain beads and when the water does finally soak through the Super Roubaix material keeps you warm so its no big issue. They're similar to Castelli Nanoflex or Sportful No-Rain armwarmers in effectiveness.
Thanks to the silicone grippers the Aquazero arm warmers stay put even on arms that lack what you'd call proper biceps. This prevents that irritating gap between bottom of jersey sleeve and top of warmer.
There is a small reflective logo on one sleeve which might just be enough to get your arm noticed in the dark when signalling but I wouldn't rely on it.
All in all the Ride Pro Aquazero arm warmers are very comfortable, warm and the water resistance is a bonus. At just £19.99 there is a lot of quality here for very little outlay. They come in medium and large sizes, and any colour you want as long as its black.
Top quality arm warmers at a cracking price. The coating gives them versatility and the fit is top notch.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Ride Pro Aquazero Arm Warmers
Size tested: Black, Large
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?
Ride say they use the most technical fabrics to create comfortable, top-performing clothing. They have done a pretty good job here.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Anatomic cut using Super Roubaix fabric and water repellent treatment.
They look and feel very well made.
Great at temperature regulation and the water-repellent treatment does its job.
A couple of washes and plenty of hours on the bike, and they still look like new.
Comfiest arm warmers I've worn to date.
Very good considering all the features.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Very well; the fit is good and they do what they say on the tin.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Maybe some more colour options would be nice, but that's being picky.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 34 Height: 180cm Weight: 78kg
I usually ride: Genesis Flyer My best bike is: Ribble Gran Fondo
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,
Stu knocked out his first road.cc review back in 2009 and since then he's chucked the best part of seventy test bikes around the West Country, a couple of them quite literally! With three alloy and two steel bikes in his fleet he's definitely a metal man (that'll be the engineering background) but is slowly warming to that modern carbon fibre stuff along with fat tyres & disc brakes.
It's not all nostalgia though, after spending the last few years in product design Stu keeps banging on about how 3D printing is going to be the next big thing and he's a sucker for a beautiful paint job too.