Chapeau’s arm and knee warmers are made from a lightweight polyester which means they’re ideal for use in spring, summer and autumn if there’s enough of a chill in the air to warrant keeping your arms and knee covered.
Most arm and knee warmers are made from lycra and many are fleece-lined to provide extra warmth. These, however, are made from a 90 per cent polyester and 10 per cent elastane mix which is a little lighter than conventional lycra.
The polyester weave means they’re not quite as windproof as a lycra equivalent, which is no bad thing as they’re an excellent in-between option for mornings when there’s still a chill in the air or to pull on ahead of a descent. On the back of each knee warmer, a lighter mesh fabric is used to provide a bit more ventilation.
The single-seam design means the fabric sits comfortably next to the skin, and the care label (these have been through several washing cycles at 40 degrees without any problems) is stitched to the outside, again to avoid irritation.
Crucially, the fit is good (both the arm and knee warmers are available in two sizes: S/M and L/XL), there’s plenty of stretch in the fabric, and, on the whole, both the arm and knee warmers are held in place by silicone dots on the top hem. We’d like the same dots added to the bottom of the knee warmers as well, just to lock the fabric in place a little more securely.
All up, these are good three-season arm and knee warmers, meaning they’ll get plenty of use on cooler summer days (the arm warmers in particular), and in spring and autumn.
Price: £24.99 (arm and knee warmers sold separately)
Sizes: S/M, L/XL