"I thought finding any bike related clothing made in the US was basically impossible."
-Dan O. Yes most of us would think so, but it is not true.
Once again I bring you my Made in America series.Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina we have a company called Defeet. If you have been cycling for any amount of time I bet you have a pair of their socks.
Now are we starting to see a pattern? Go back to part 5 and Building up the Walt, all are from North Carolina.
In the picture above I have a pair of their Air•E•Ator® socks, Armskins D in blue and black and a pair of their Duraglove. The socks and the blue armskins must be 10 years old and the black armskins and gloves are about two years old.
Now I have moved away from the Air•E•Ator® socks because I need a better fit with all of my shoes. This was not a sock problem but more of a shoe fit problem.
The armskins are the only type of armwarmers that I will ride with. They stay up and there are no problems of them ever coming down. The other cool thing about armskins is that you can use them for more than cycling. I have also used them on my lightweight backpacking trips. Take one wicking t-shirt and make it a long-sleeve by just adding armskins. When that cool morning warms up you can take them off and pack them up. Bottomline armskins are all you need.
Now with the duraglove. This is just me, but once I get going and start to heat-up I do not need a heavy glove and the duraglove is just right. I don't use it much for cycling but I do use it for running and hiking. Great glove!
Price range is $10- $27 for their products which is a good deal. Defeet gets the Bikewright Seal of Approval. Check them out here.