It’s getting cold in Washington, D.C. which makes exercising outside less appealing. But I read somewhere that I’m supposed to exercise year round, even when it’s cold. Word on the street is in order to stay fit, you have to continue to exercise. Who knew?!

In preparation for battle, I’ve collected a bunch of cold weather gear. My most recent purchase was a pair of arm warmers (also known as arm sleeves). They are a great transition piece as you can slide them off or down if you get too hot. Arm warmers can be used for any activity but I love them most for running and cycling.

In the video below, I review a pair of arm warmers from Pearl Izumi. I rated them a 4.5 out of 5.

Find out why they didn’t get 5 stars.

Have you used arm warmers? Or are you to cool for that?

Categories: Fitness


seejanesweat · 11/10/2011 at 9:53 am

I’d never heard of arm warmers before. Thanks for the info.

Tommy Avent · 11/09/2011 at 7:23 pm

See….Body fat is a good thing. I hardly ever get cold.

FVR · 11/09/2011 at 4:53 pm

Maybe she wouldn’t need arm warmers if she PUT ON SOME FREAKIN’ PANTS! Just saying.

Denise · 11/09/2011 at 4:43 pm

I have a couple of pairs of Asics arm warmers because they are so cheap (under $10 on running store websites). And it is fun to coordinate different colors with your outfit. haha I live in sunny Southern California, so I am a wuss when it comes to the cold. I love being able to start off a run in them and then just tuck them into my fuel belt or waistband for the duration of the run.

Angel · 11/09/2011 at 4:04 pm

@Tera, you fancy, huh? Go ahead with your DIY (do it yourself) arm warmers. Love it. Fortunately for me, I don’t get hot easily. I’m always cold so I’ve NEVER had to take them off.

Tera · 11/09/2011 at 3:59 pm

Hey Angel. I used to buy thermal arm warmers for my runs, but I never knew what to do with them when I got warm. If I pushed them down, they would flop around and distract me. And if I took them off and tucked them in my pants/shorts I’d always lose one. I started buying long, knee high socks and cutting a hole in the heel and cut the toes off and using them as my arm warmers. That way if I got warm I could toss them to the side & come back for them or if I was in a race I could toss them in the garbage along the way. Cheap version and I don’t have to worry too much if I lose them.

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