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DannyShane Knee Warmers



Top quality knee warmers that could do with a few design tweaks to be perfect

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The DannyShane knee warmers are designed to match the rest of the brands apparel so they certainly look the business and the price puts them at the upper level of what most will think acceptable. Do they perform though?

Well, they're certainly warm. After a brief weekend of some spring sunshine the frost is back but I'm reluctant to go back to tights so the DannyShanes's have been doing a sterling job of keeping my legs toasty.

The polyester/elastane mix has a fleece style inner and not only does it feel unbelievably soft against the skin it also does a great job of trapping body heat.

The mediums are 42cm long so they provide good coverage over the thigh down to mid-calf with the silicone grippers top and bottom keeping them in position.

For comfort the main seam rums top to bottom 180° from the stripe and logo positioning it on the inside of the leg out of the way of the knee bend. The majority of brands do this but not all so it's good to see here.

You do get a small amount of bunching behind the knee due to the thickness of the material and the fact that the warmers aren't actually pre-bent, a shame really at this price point (£34.99) but not a deal breaker as it's minimal.

They are claimed to be water resistant but while they keep you warm when wet they don't bead water like Castelli's Nanoflex. Any form of rain just soaks straight through.

All the DannyShane stuff I've managed to get my hands on is well built and these knee warmers are no different. The stitching is tidy and well finished and it doesn't look under too much strain when fitted overly cyclist thighs.

The price puts these up above the likes of Castelli's Thermoflex but I do think they are worth it, the quality is better in my eyes even if the fit isn't quite.

Overall these are very well made knee warmers which do a great job in cold conditions and look great as part of a kit. Not being pre-shaped is a bit of an omission though.


Top quality knee warmers that could do with a few design tweaks to be perfect

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Make and model: Danny Shane Knee Warmers

Size tested: 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?

The DannyShane's are thermal knee warmers that suit the colder temperatures and biting winds. They are toasty! I couldn't find any water resistance either.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Our newly added performance Cycling Knee Warmers were designed to bring you ultimate additional wind and cold protection while riding without limiting your movement or style. These tailored, ultra-light water-and wind resistant warmers feature a classic design with racing stripe and coordinate perfectly with other DannyShane apparel pieces.

Available in Black or White

Sizes - S to XL

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Great in the cold but no water resistance like claimed though.

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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Great as far as comfort and dry performance goes.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The warm material.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Not pre-shaped enough.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Really comfortable knee warmers that are well made just don't be expecting NanoFlex levels of water resistance though.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: Kinesis T2  My best bike is: Kinesis Aithien

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,


With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!

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