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    I have Sugoi warmers with a silicon strip. They stay in place.

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    How Do You Keep Leg Warmers From Slipping Down?

    I have tried a couple of brands of leg warmers and they drive me crazy slipping down from beneath the legs of my bib shorts. One pair has an inner gripper strip of what appears tp be silicone up top but that doesn't seem to help. Thinking I might be buying them too big, I borrowed a pair from a friend that bordered on being too tight for comfort and they too slipped down every few miles. A tighter fit of the legs of my bib shorts might help but if they were any tighter they would be uncomfortable. I actually prefer to wear tights over my shorts but they are not as easy to take off and stow in a back pocket of my vest or jersey. Anyone out there tried a particular brand of leg warmer that stays put rather than sliding down?
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    Thumb tacks

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    What I do is pretty basic but works for me. Warmers go under the short legs, hiked up pretty high, and the warmers pulled up high enough around the knees so that portion is pulling down on the top portion.

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    ride more - leg warmers should be the only thing that is not made too big for a cyclist! Ideally, you have leg warmers that are a bit on the tight side over things and arm warmers that require a safety pin to make smaller...

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    I have some Castelli leg warmers that stay up well. They have grippers and are long enough to come up quite high under the lower edge of my shorts (maybe 3 -4 inches of overlap). Maybe the ones you've tried are too short?

    BTW I have skinny legs so girth isn't working in my favor.

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    Shave your legs.....lol
    However, my team race kit has grippers on the bibs, so between the knee warmers grippers and the bibs, mine usually hold in place good. Also, if they slide too much, maybe you need to go the next size down too.

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    Don't buy those %&$ *#%$ things. If it is too cold put on tights over your shorts. For most people those things don't work, on any ride I go on I always see somebody's leg warmers that have slipped down. Just buy tights and no more slipping leg warmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siclmn View Post
    ...For most people those things don't work, on any ride I go on I always see somebody's leg warmers that have slipped down. Just buy tights and no more slipping leg warmers.
    Really? I have Pearl Izumi and Specialized ones with a rubber gripper, and some Assos ones without the strip. And I've never had any problems with any of them slipping down. I couldn't live without knee and leg warmers...
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    i started putting my leg warmers under my shorts, and now they stay up better. My Pearl Izumi thermal leg warmers kept slipping down when I put them over the shorts.

    I,too, have about 4" or more of overlap in shorts and leg warmers.

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    I use Performance leg warmers & have had no problem with them slipping. Their arm warmers are good, too.
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    My Capo knee warmers go under my shorts/bibs and my knee is centered in the middle of the warmer. They don't slip.

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    Put on Leg Warmers then put on shorts or bib shorts! The short legs go over the Warmers, thus keeping them from sliding down..

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    ...ok

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    I always ride with them under my shorts also. The tights are a better idea since the cold really blows right through the front of most shorts...

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    Toothpicks. And hey, even some of my bib shorts droop down.
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    Yup, warmers go under bib shorts for me with no slippage. I use DHB knee warmers and they are quite long enough to allow 3-4" under the shorts while still providing plenty of knee and calf coverage.

    I do need a safety pin to keep my arm warmers up though.
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    Superglue. No slippage. None
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    I have the Specialized ones - never had a problem.

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    There is some double sided tape available that women use to reduce the chances of a "wardrobe malfunction". That'd probably work...tho as I and others have said earlier, decent leg warmers that fit properly will generally stay up when worn properly. The shape and relative corpulence of one's legs certainly may be a factor.

    I wear long tights if the entire ride is going to be cold, but often on morning rides more than an hour or two it warms up that being able to take the leg/arm warmers off is an advantage. Similarly, on some rides I carry leg/arm warmers in my jersey pocket to put on if I'm expected the conditions to get significantly colder.

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    Buy the right size. Your legs aren't as big as you think they are, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailmover View Post
    Put on Leg Warmers then put on shorts or bib shorts! The short legs go over the Warmers, thus keeping them from sliding down..
    THIS is the correct way to wear them -- UNDER the legs of the shorts but over any thights you wear. In Minnesota you learn to layer up in winter.

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    They go under your shorts and most brands should sit just below the crotch area. I have Hincappie which have silicon on the inside and outside of the thigh opening. This helps to keep them in place, and I have never had slippage.
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