These merino wool knee warmers from Rapha are soft and comfortable, and they provide enough insulation for nippy autumn and spring rides.
It's probably a good idea for you to check out our review of Rapha's Merino Arm Warmers too because these are very similar... except they're for your knees.
How cool is the new Road CC cycling kit? Siiick (and that's good in the slang way).
Know why I'll never buy one or three for that matter? NO WOMEN'S SPECIFIC SIZES. That's right Road CC and every other manufacturer that misses the boat, doesn't get my money. Remember that scene from PRETTY WOMAN when Julia Roberts goes back into the store that snubbed her, holds up thousands of dollars worth of clothing and says, "Big mistake. Big. HUGE!"? It's like that.
Rapha's new Merino Arm Warmers are, as the name suggests, mostly merino wool with a bit of elastane (5%) thrown into the mix to add stretchiness, and they're exceptionally comfortable.
As you'll know if you own any Rapha wool clothing, they use only sheep that are washed and conditioned every morning, groomed twice daily and fed on a diet of nourishing, green-leafed vegetables. All the while, the sheep are watching newsreels of epic Tour de France stages from the 1950s.
Hi all - firstly, this isn't a poke at the quality of Rapha's kit. I've got a few pieces of it and I love it. However....they're presently offering the chance to bid privately on some limited edition Oakleys featuring Rapha branding....with the winning bids DIRECTLY FINANCING THEIR PRO CX TEAM. They're not matching these bids with a charity donation or anything.
This strikes me as distinctly cynical and has genuinely made me question whether I want to buy more of their gear. Anyone got any thoughts on it?