Café du Cycliste Loulou Rain £38
Weight 227010 grams
Café du Cycliste has made its arm-warmers with a shaped structure to follow the bend in the arm when riding. The Loulou Rains have a non-flat-locked seam running along the base of the warmer and a second flat-locked seam which coils around the arm. This gives them a pronounced curvature which works well to avoid bunching. The outer forearm also has a long reflective tape sewn into the seam for low-light visibility.
The fabric is fleece-lined Thermoroubaix, so there’s a lot of warmth and wind resistance on offer. This is combined with a wide, stretchy cuff at the wrist and a silicone band top gripper.
Café du Cycliste has surface-treated the Loulous and their water repellency has lasted well through multiple washing cycles. Although not as compact and pocketable as some warmers, they will take up most of a jersey pocket if you decide to take them off. With their technical features, they should be a good option to take you through the autumn.