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urbanknight 02-20-21 10:06 AM

Cold Weather Gear for Skinny Kids
 
My 10 year old has requested arm and leg warmers for the colder days, but his bicep/thigh/waist are smaller than womenís XS and I havenít found tights/long sleeves/warmers specifically made for juniors. Any suggestions?

StLouisBrent 02-22-21 08:41 PM

My son has be racing road bikes since he was 9. He a skinny kid as well. I had a hard time finding cycling clothes for him when he was young. The best place I've found for quality and selection is Rogelli. They will have what you need.

I am a new member here, so I can't post web links yet, so change the (dot) below to a period.

www(dot)rogelli.com/en/cycling/kidscycling

Russ Roth 02-22-21 09:48 PM

Kids in that age don't usually ride more then an hour or two which means the weather doesn't change enough to need leg and arm warmers. I just go with thermal long sleeves and pants. Cambria bike has been a common source with their 3 for 2 sales as well as level9 and Merlin Cycles.

urbanknight 02-23-21 01:03 AM

Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check out the Rogelli site. I shop Cambria often as they're relatively close, but haven't seen any long pants or long sleeves for kids there so far. With a 22' waist and 6.5' biceps, he can't wear women's sizes yet except for gloves. You're right that he's only up to 1.5 hour rides so far, but our goal is to double that by the end of Spring. Temps here can vary by 10 degrees in a couple of hours if you're in the right part of day.

For now, I ordered him some long pants (which we will still have to take in the waist), and a wind shell that he should be able to pack into his jersey pocket.

Doge 03-02-21 01:48 PM

Get to a soccer shop. There are a lot of little people compression undergarments. You can layer them and they offer nice crash protection too along with long finger gloves.
This isn't cold weather, but it is doable. Some shoe cover mfgs make pretty small stuff too.
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urbanknight 03-03-21 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by Doge (Post 21948930)
Get to a soccer shop. There are a lot of little people compression undergarments. You can layer them and they offer nice crash protection too along with long finger gloves.
This isn't cold weather, but it is doable. Some shoe cover mfgs make pretty small stuff too.

Thanks. I actually found some "Sleefs" that seem to be marketed for baseball. Being in So Cal, thin stuff not really meant to keep you warm is just enough. Still not sure they will actually stay up on his arm with no biceps. I had the same problem when I was a junior, using safety pins to try and make my arm warmers stay up! :lol:

Toespeas 03-03-21 04:32 PM

try to look for womans thermal tights or asian fit !!

urbanknight 03-09-21 02:31 AM


Originally Posted by Toespeas (Post 21950833)
try to look for womans thermal tights or asian fit !!

Thanks. We ended up getting him some plain black girls workout leggings, but I hadn't thought of "Asian fit".


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