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    Suggestions? Need warmers for arthritic knees for the winter. . .

    I have osteoarthritic knees. Last winter it took me ages to warm them up enough to feel comfortable enough to ride and it was quite a long, cool winter around here.

    I want to be able to warm the knees up more quickly this winter. I think I need something wind-proof and insulating, and for certain times it would be good to be able to start out with some sort of heat.

    Any suggestions?
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    I use ordinary knee warmers, then when it gets closer to freezing, I add windfront tights.

    I've also had good experience with those Ace blue, neoprene knee braces you get at the drugstore for $10 or $12 each. They're flexible enough for cycling, and warm enough that even below freezing, my knees sweat in them.
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    I've heard of people using a bit of saran wrap (plastic cling film). I tried it once and it was warm but it felt sweaty after a while and I was glad to take it off. I prefer the neoprene.

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    DeFeet Kneekers. They are inexpensive, stay up, and keep your knees protected from the cold.

    If you want Leg Warmers I suggest Bellwethers for the same reasons.
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    i'm needing some too. my pearl izumi's don't quite cut it in the wind.

    the problem for me is that my quads are already 24 inches right at the mid point (maybe mroe now since it's been a while since i measured). any advice for those of us with legs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekindy View Post
    DeFeet Kneekers. They are inexpensive, stay up, and keep your knees protected from the cold.
    +1
    I use these on my 63 year old knees the temps drop into the 40s and low 50s.
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