Most leg warmers are much of a muchness but these new ones from Rapha are well made with some high-quality features.
If you’re familiar with Rapha’s knee warmers, these are made from the same Roubaix fabric. If not, it’s an ultra-soft blend of polyamide, polyester and elastane – stretchy with a fleecy inner face. It feels great next to your skin, is highly breathable, and provides enough warmth for most autumn/winter conditions, although it’s not windproof.
If you are too young to remember the original TV series ‘Fame’ and too old to have seen its big screen return, you may well just laugh out loud at the thought of cycling legwarmers. Truth be told, you might chuckle even if you DID pay homage to Olivia Newton John. For these Knee Warmers from Dashing Tweeds are not technical knee warmers, made from clever moisture wicking, quick drying thermal fabrics. These are proper, disco diva legwarmers and I don't doubt there's a gap in the market for them.