I have my fair collection of arm sleeves in my run wardrobe and were keen to try these for - to be honest - the compression, the fabric, the everything - LOVE LOVE LOVE them.
What I do love about the sleeves is that 'mid' season, you can start with your arms covered, then as you warm up slip them down! Now to get you guys to make some STRIPY ones like the mongrel. Guaranteed these will run out the store.
I've seen people wearing arm warmers before and to be honest, always thought they were a bit weird and silly. Not any more. I'm usually someone who wears a long sleeve top and pulls the sleeves up if I get warm. But wearing a T-shirt or tank and arm warmers and being able to pull my 'sleeves' down - or take them off completely - has been awesome. A totally different experience and I have to admit, way better and more flexible as a way to cope with fluctuating temperatures throughout the day - turns out these arm warmer things are pretty good. And of course, if you love ioMerino's other stuff, you'll love these. Not sure how I ever survived without a pair of these in my kit before now.
(The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars for comfort is I'm still getting used to how firm they sit at the top of my arms. Not UNcomfortable, just takes a bit of getting used to.)
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Lightweight 170gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Lightweight 160gsm 83% Australian Merino Wool blended with 12% nylon blended for extra durability and 5% Elastane for stretch and comfort.
Midweight 265gsm 96% Australian Merino Wool with 4% elastane for extra stretch and comfort. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Ultra Lightweight 150gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 280gsm 76% Australian Merino Wool, 15% Elastane and 9% Nylon for extra stretch and compression properties.
Ultra lightweight ribbed 155gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Outer Weight 280gsm Fleece 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
Midweight 260gsm waffle texture 100% Australian Merino Wool. A MicroMerino® Fabric.
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