Sugoi make an enormous range of cycling clothing. Their RS range of arm and leg warmers are made with the colder ride in mind.
Arm warmers have always been a tricky one for me, as I have very skinny arms - even for a cyclist. Consequently I often end up with two fabric tubes sagging down my arms 10 minutes into a ride, and as a result almost always pick a long sleeved jersey over arm warmers.
As a result I went into testing the Sugoi RS arm warmers with a somewhat biased opinion. And I can say I was pleasantly surprised. These are the only arm warmers that have ever really stayed up my pipe cleaner arms. There are good grippers at the top - both on the inside for my skin, and on the outside to grab onto the inside of my jersey. The tops also extend far enough up my arms to avoid the dreaded gap between sleeve and arm warmer.
The fleecy internal fabric keeps arms plenty warm on colder mornings and they are understated enough to match up with any jersey you might own.
The medium I tested fit me spot on, both in length and for tightness - I'm a shade over 6 foot and 70kg. Having said that, don't go on my sizing alone, it's well worth a try on if you can. The darkest depths of my kit drawer are awash with arm warmers that just never quite fit properly, and have never seen the light of day.
The Sugoi RS arm warmers are nicely fitted and comfortable; they'll keep your arms warm on chilly starts.
Nicely fitted & comfortable arm warmers.
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Make and model: Sugoi RS Arm Warmers
Size tested: 2 delivered, Small and Medium, Black
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?
"The classic arm warmer, re-invented with technical detailing for the discerning cyclist."
I'm not sure what the "classic" arm warmer is, but they certainly worked how I wanted them to.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Fleecy internal fabric surrounded by MidZero fabric that "offers full-motion stretch without bulk".
I found them to be plenty tight all the way up my arms with no slippage issues.
Put together very nicely indeed.
Kept my arms warm on chilly days.
No wear and tear issues.
Plenty light and pack away into a jersey pocket fine.
Never had any issues.
The fit was great.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 21 Height: 182cm Weight: 73kg
I usually ride: On-One Carbon Whippet Single Speed MTB/Kinesis Pro6 My best bike is: Scott CR1 Pro
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,