Like the Body Clone Dryarn Arm Warmers, the Body Clone Dryarn Knee Warmers from Giordana are amazingly complex for a simple one-panel warmer. The big thing is that these do not have the same knit all the way through. The sock loom on which these are fabricated is able to change the stitching pattern over the length of the warmers, so that it’s thinner in some places, thicker in others. And it stretches a bit more vertically in some places, and more horizontally in others. Because of all this complexity, there’s a seam, a small one running vertically in the warmer. Giordana designed these warmers with the idea that you don’t need all that material in all places, and that your knee is constantly bending and straightening when you’re riding a bike. Some places get a little scrunched, dense knitting, like the crook of the knee. They’ve also made it a bit thicker in places to give the muscles better support. They change the direction of the stretch in places like the outside of the knee so your leg moves better and the warmer stays put. Also helping things stay but are the rolled over cuffs at the top and bottom and soft elastic inside them.The price of all this fancy stitching is a simple one. There is a proper way to wear these warmers. There is a right and a left, and an outside and an inside, and an up and down. All you need to know in putting them on is that the Giordana logo, stitched into the material goes on the outside of each knee, with the logo oriented so it’s on the side of the tibia.
- Material: Dryarn (polypropylene microfiber)
- Cuff Closure: elastic gripper
- Recommended Use: keeping your knees toasty
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year