Lusso's Cooltech Leg Warmers work well on cooler days, but riders with shorter legs might struggle with the length.
I tested these legwarmers alongside Lusso's matching arm warmers, which I found to be on the longer side. This worked great for my longer, thinner arms, and when it comes to the legs, Lusso's design ethos seems to be more of the same.
To make the Cooltechs fit well, I found I had to pull the tops of the warmers quite high up my thighs. I never experienced any serious discomfort when riding with them high on my leg, but it did feel slightly odd. I think you need to be careful when dressing in a hurry, otherwise they could be uncomfortable, even more so for riders with shorter limbs.
Like the arm warmers, the fabric is on the thinner side, with a Lycra outer and a waffle fleece inner. This works well at keeping you warm and manages to keep you from getting overly sweaty to boot. The top grippers are made from a wide Lycra band, with a silicone type material to ensure the warmers stay where you put them.
At the other end I found there was slightly too much material, leading to a bit of bagginess. It wasn't really an issue, as the length of the Cooltechs mean you can take up this bagginess by tucking them into your socks.
Price-wise, 25 quid is pretty good value for Lusso's offering. It's what I've spent on similar garments in the past and these have performed in much the same fashion.
In many ways these leg warmers have been great. They've kept me warm on chillier days, and they fit reasonably well. I think they could be marginally shorter; that would make them even better in my book.
Solid leg warmers for a very reasonable price, but they would be better if there was a little less of them
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Make and model: Lusso Cooltech Leg 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?
From Lusso: "Our Cooltech Leg Warmers are great for riding in cool days and training."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
* Cooltech Wicking Fabric
* Fast Drying and Thermal
* Rapid Moisture Transport
* Made in the UK
* Machine washable
Pack down to go in a jersey pocket easily.
The length was just too long for me.
What I would expect to pay.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The material worked well without being too thick.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
They were a bit too long so the tops of the warmers have the potential to be uncomfortable.
The ankles were marginally too loose for me too.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Probably
Would you recommend the product to a friend? If they are tall/have long legs yes.
Age: 21 Height: 182cm Weight: 73kg
I usually ride: On-One Carbon Whippet Single Speed mountain bike/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, mountain biking