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Hincapie Sports Vantage spring-summer clothing – first look

Short-sleeved jersey, bib-short, arm warmer, and glove from South Carolina firm

Hincapie Vantage arm warmer

The most obvious feature of the Vantage arm warmer, apart from the sleek fabric already described, is it’s shape. The section above the elbow has been sewn at a shallow angle, to give it an ‘articulated’ fit. Given the fabric’s comparative lack of stretch, this seems like a sensible idea.

The arm warmer is another piece in the Hincapie Vantage collection to use a fabric with a sleek exterior. Internally, it’s lined with a light fleece

Inside, the fabric is soft and with a very slight pile, one known to Hincapie Sports as BodE Thermal Heat – a 260gsm, four-way knit for which the usual claims for excellent moisture wicking and insulation are made. We’ll find  out.

The hem is neatly finished at the wrist, and at the other end, there’s a double-sided silicone band, similar to that we encountered on the Arenberg leg warmer. There, we found it of little practical use (the silicone against the skin did a more than adequate job of holding the warmer in place), but we were impressed by the attention to detail. We’ll see if the outward-facing silicone gripper serves any greater purpose here.

The Hincapie Vantage arm warmer comes in five sizes, from S to XXL, and in three colours: ‘harbor’ (light blue and yellow), red and white, and the ‘clay’ scheme pictured. It costs $35.

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