Next to tubes, this is my go-to piece of gear, which is why I bought a second pair. From early summer mornings to cool fall days and into full-blown winter, I use the Pearl Izumi Select Thermal Lites on their own or under a rain shell. I love them because I don't overheat, yet they also keep me cozy when chilled. I've had many incarnations of the PI arm warmer and these were done right. No loose threads after washing, no stink, and the bright yellow is super visible when riding in traffic.
I have had several different Pearl Izumi arm warmers but these aren't as good as the previous ones I had. The material is more like a pair of old athletic socks on your arms instead of the form fitting ones from before. They are Ok but not a favorite. The price on sale was good but after using them a couple times they haven't left the drawer.
Arm warmers and a vest can make early morning rides much more comfortable and these certainly work in that regard. I have cyclist arms but these fit well. They were on deal of the day and it was, in fact, a great deal!!!
I was skeptical at first that the fit was too tight, but they stay put, warm and I love the color. With mild, wet weather (Portland), I roll with arms warmers, a short-sleeve jersey and a bright vest for my daily commute of 20-35 miles. I am thinking of buying another pair.....
I bought these because they were on sale at a great price. They are not quite as nice as my other Pearl Izumi arm warmers. My other PI warmers have a fitted tapered sleeve end, a warmer fabric and are a bit longer. On the plus side having a lighter material allows me to choose which warmer to wear based on how cold it is outside. These also stay up very well and the white sleeve end is very stylish. At this price it is a very good purchase.
I love these arm warmers. Stitching is holding up and the fit is just right even on the upper arm where some arm warmers sag and slide down. I like the looks of them, too, with the logo and white accent on the wrist cuff.