Castelli Nanoflex or Sportful No Rain - Are they worth it??

Sammyw23 Posts: 627
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
Anyone using these water repellent arm/leg warmers?

Are they worth the extra money over standard warmers which are pretty much half the price? If they are good quality and do repel water then I can see a benefit.
Cervelo P3
Bianchi Infinito
Cannondale CAAD10


  • brin
    brin Posts: 1,122
    Why would you want to buy 'water repellent' arm warmers? Arm warmers are for - well - keeping your arms warm on chilly mornings/evenings?
    If you want something 'water repellent' surely a rain jacket would be better? After all why keep your arms dry when the rest of your torso is wet?
  • paggnr
    paggnr Posts: 101
    I use the nano flex leg and arms and they work well for the misty and foggy mornings when the wetness settles on you. It just beads away and doesn't soak in.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I have a pair of Nanoflex shorts - very impressed the first time I rode them in the rain. Certanly planning to get some arm and leg warmers for the CX season.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • colsoop
    colsoop Posts: 217
    I normally just buy a water treatment product to add some water repellence to clothes.
    Something like Nik wax. it doesn't last forever but it does add some waterproofing, you can see the water bead off.