We're coming into that in-between time of year of unpredictable weather patterns that will catch you out on a ride. Autumn is the time when you can both leave the house in a warm jacket and overheat or go out in a jersey and freeze to death.
You need a happy medium, something that's lightweight enough and accessible to whip off or pull on whatever way the weather turns.
Cue the arm warmer - the hero of the sleeve and the saviour of rides. You can stuff these into your back pocket for all outcomes and pull them on or off with speed and ease. We picked out five of our favourites for you to choose from!
Combat the rain
Riding in the rain is to be expected in the changeable seasons (and in the UK) and these water repellent arm warmers from Sportful are just the ticket to keep you dry and warm.
Rapha Merino Arm Warmers - £45
Rapha have some very sophisticated merino-blend arm warmers for a layer of warmth and in a range of lovely Autumnal colours.
Castelli have created some warmers that are both warm and breathable so that if the temperature does slide up, you won't be left in a soggy mess.
Cheap and cheerful
dhb are great if you want something that will do the job, keep you warm and won't break the bank. The elastic grippers will ensure they won't slide down your arm uncomfortably.
Something a bit louder
dhb Blok Arm Warmers - £18
Id you want to be visible and add a splash of colour to your cycling palette, check out these jazzy numbers for a bit of a colour pop!
In the cooler seasons, a gilet is another great companion, offering protection from the wind. Check these out.