Designed to be the heavyweight prize fighter of knee warmers, these knee warmers look, fit, and feel like the quality product you have come to expect from Kitsbow.
Pair these with our Ridgeline Merino Arm Warmer for maximum warmth and convertibility.
As I’ve only had 1 ride in these, the jury is still out. I have much experience with knee warmers which have worked well for me and I’m not sure what to think yet. I originally ordered the medium as my thigh and calf dimensions aligned perfectly with the size chart. Upon arrival I found the warmers to be significantly small and restricted movement to the sides and behind both knees. I returned for a large (the return process is phenomenal!!!) and the large warmers seem to stay in place adequately, but (and the other shoe drops)...I had some discomfort behind the knee. So this isn’t a positive nor is this a negative review. With high end times of this quality I feel there is a break in period. Now that our snow is melting I will be putting these through their paces. Is there anyway to have a follow up review? Ambassadors, please let me know!!!
once I figured out to size down, and make sure that the bend on the knee warmer matched up with my knee bend, and make sure it touched my skin and bibs overlapped, it worked great. It’s a nice way to add a lot of variety and options, instead of just using that one winter right I have. :-)
This year has been a "ramp up" of sorts for my riding to prepare for the upcoming Arizona and the Colorado Trail Races. With these knee warmers under my kit I can hit the road, gravel, and trail knowing that I've got the warmth I need. Then good part for me (because I burn pretty hot) is that I can take them off as needed and throw them in my bag. They fit pretty well under the leg of my bibs and stay put, which is the biggest issue for me. Highly recommended.
I've gone through a lot of Knee-Warmers (Probably too many, TBH) in the past 5-10 years of riding. The issues I typically run into are the fit and temperature consistency. I would find a set that fit really well, but they wouldn't be warm enough. OR, I would find a set that was warm enough, but it felt like riding with portions of a wet-suit on. I was pleasantly surprised that these not only fit well and articulated how I wanted them to, but that they're warmer than the others I've tried. Beyond that, their 'pad' on the knee is something that I'm excited to have. Too many times I've purchased knee warmers, leg warmers, tights, etc...only to have them ruined and torn by a slight bobble around a loose corner. Heres to not having to find out, but knowing I'll be set when it happens.