Cycling leg warmers are one of the most versatile pieces of cycling gear. It is important for every cyclist to get his or her cycling gear just right in order to enjoy the riding experience.
Designed to be worn with cycling bib shorts, bike leg warmers cover the ankle until the top of the thigh (near the groin). They offer the benefits of thermal leggings without having to commit to wearing full-length tights for your full ride.
Also known as cycling leg sleeves, warmers are often worn when starting out on cold mornings or on slow mountain descents.
Because of their nominal size and weight, warmers can be easily peeled off and stored in a jersey pocket as the weather heats up, without the need for removing your cycling shoes or other clothing.
Cycling Emporium offers a curated collection of the best brand cycling leg warmers and bike apparel in Australia. We also sell cycling arm warmers and cycling knee warmers, which provide similar targeted thermal benefits and skin protection.
Our store is mobile-friendly, so you can shop our cycling leg warmers sale and other accessories from any device, anywhere. When shopping with us, it’s handy to note that you can filter the products by gender, item type, and brand.
As a customer, you can feel confident about your purchase from Cycling Emporium with our 30-day returns period for incorrectly sized items. Please note goods must be returned in original condition and packaging.
Cycling leg warmers are ideal for cycling in countries like Australia, where the weather and temperature can vary greatly during the day. They help to insulate the skin by trapping heat and provide comfort from the cold.
The best leg warmers are made from a Lycra blend, offering moisture-wicking insulation. Leg warmers for men also feature silicone grippers at each end of the sleeve. This prevents slippage on the leg and keeps the warmers in place while cycling.
How should leg warmers fit?
When shopping for cycling leg warmers, it’s important to make an informed decision when choosing your size.
If your warmers are too tight, you risk restricting your full range of movement and impacting your circulation, which can cause numbness in the legs. Too loose and the material can catch on your bike chain, and the silicone grippers will not perform as well as they should.
To ensure you get the best fit, you’ll need to take two key measurements using a flexible tape measure.
Measure the circumference of the thickest part of your thigh (usually closest to the groin).
While standing barefoot on a flat surface, measure from the floor to your natural waist. For men, this is near the hip bone. For women, this is the narrowest part of the torso.
(While your bike leg warmers won’t go up to your waist, most manufacturers use a standard side measurement when producing cycling leggings and warmers. You may find that your size in leg warmers is the same as your kit size, however this is not always the case, so we strongly recommend taking the individual measurements.)
Once you have these measurements, compare them with the individual brand size guide on the product listing to determine the best fit and appropriate size of cycling leg warmers for you. Note that size may vary between brands.
You can find high-quality cycling leg warmers at the Cycling Emporium online shop. We offer an array of cycling clothes and bike accessories to suit different needs. The best part is that we deliver products Australia-wide and worldwide.