Tailored for the weather.
Giordana's G Shield line made its name as one of the most breathable options in the burgeoning field of race-fit, weather-resistant kit options. The ability to slough off light precipitation and block wind while staying breathable is G Shield's obvious appeal, but the system is also so effective because it's modular. Instead of only full tights, for example, Giordana offers the option of building a flexible wardrobe by pairing G Shield shorts with the AV G Shield Leg Warmers. This lets you tailor protection for just about any conceivable weather conditions encountered from fall through spring.
The latest G Shield Warmers feature the same updates as the rest of the line—most notably the new Acqua Zero Eco water-repellent treatment. Giordana claims that the new treatment further improves water-repellency while reducing the manufacturing process' environmental impact. It's hard to argue against either benefit. Giordana keeps the construction to a one-seam affair, too, which reduces the chances of water finding a point of ingress.
The warmers also now feature Giordana's new Pixel reflective bands at the ankles, which puts a hit of eye-catching reflectivity at a spot that's constantly moving while you pedal. The idea behind this makes perfect sense: motion plus reflectivity equals a better chance of being seen by other road users.
The top hem is finished with a double sided gripper, which glues the warmers to your thighs and your shorts in order to eliminate gaps. If you're running the warmers with the corresponding AV G Shield bibs, then the latter's long legs will probably make coverage gap worries a moot point, but a little extra security is as hard to argue against as the increased repellency and reduced ecological footprint noted above.
- Weather-resistant cycling leg warmers
- More effective water-repellent treatment
- New process reduces environmental impact
- Reflective band at ankle and two-sided gripper at thigh
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XS/S
I picked up a set of the XS/S and they just fit oddly. Around the ankle it was ridiculously tight, but conversely, they were very large around the thigh. I find Castelli/Giro leg warmers to fit more sensically.
|US MEN Shoe Size||5 - 7.5||8 - 10.5||11.5 - 13.5|
|EU Shoe Size||37 - 40||41 - 44||45 - 48|
|US WOMEN Shoe Size||6 - 8.5||9 - 10.5|
|EU Shoe Size||36 - 39||40 - 43|
7.25 - 8in
(18.5 - 20.5cm)
8 - 8.5in
(20.5 - 21.5cm)
8.5 - 9in
(21.5 - 23cm)
9 - 9.5in
(23 - 24.5cm)
|EU Shoe Size||38 / 39||40 / 41||42 / 43||44 / 45||46 / 47|
- How to Measure:
- Use your shoe size to find your sock size.
- Measure the circumference of your hand around the widest part of the palm not including the thumb, just below the base of the fingers.