Things Teri Loves: Canari Leg and Arm covers

October 20, 2014

I first wore the Canari leg warmers on a cold, June morning as I was volunteering at a bicycle rodeo for Bike Walk Bus Week. It was going to be a long day and I knew I’d be super hot by the afternoon but freezing at 7am. I bought and used the leg warmers and they were perfect, they kept me warm in the morning and in the afternoon all I had to do was take them off, roll them up and store them in my jersey pocket: super simple, super efficient. The polyester material was soft and the grippers kept them up on my legs where they belonged. I was sold on the product and purchased a pair of arm warmers. They have been worn on countless morning rides to keep my arms warm until the sun came out.

I’ve also purchased a pair of the UPF white arm covers. If you know me, you know that I am a fair-skinned, freckle-prone lass of Irish heritage. The UPF arm protectors allow me to keep riding when the sun becomes too much. My dermatologist is a big fan of these and highly recommends them for summer riding.

Canari has done a great job in creating their warmers and protectors and they are one of my favorite things to use on my long trips or weekend rides.

The warmers come in sizes from small to extra large. See the website for exact sizing. You can find the Canari covers in the Cyclosource online store and in our Cyclosource catalog.

Photo by Patrick Finley

CYCLO NOTES is brought to you every Monday morning by Adventure Cycling's Cyclosource team — Teri, Patrick, and Geoff.


Jeffrey Fritts November 22, 2014, 12:35 PM

By the way for all of you newbie riders out matter how good the grippers are I find the warmers seem to slip down (especially on the legs.) I love the convenience of the warmers but hate when they slip down. My trick is to wear the warmers under the legs of my riding shorts. The extra tension helps keep them up and allows the grippers to grip your skin (like they were designed to do) instead of the fabric of your kit.

xtian October 20, 2014, 1:19 PM

I have been riding for some sixty years now & been hit a few times in the process. For the life of my I can not understand the [what I call] idiocy of making black bicycle clothing, unless you are riding all by yourself in a swamp.

Jeffrey Fritts November 22, 2014, 12:25 PM

I agree...with only 50 years of riding...the only reason for the color black is if you end up working on a chain you can wipe your hands on your cycling shorts before you grab your white taped handlebars. Seriously, being seen (wearing hi-viz) is the first step to safe riding. I found arm warmers in my LBS in black, white, and hi-viz yellow. I am now the proud owner of bright yellow arm warmers.

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