I have owned the Smartwool arm warmers for about 2 years, and love them. Unfortunately they have started to come apart at the top, losing 3-5ft of elastic at every wash... Being a huge Ibex fan, I picked up these Indies to replace my SW... Not nearly as thick, but that can be useful, especially when biking... The reflective Ibex logo is cool, wish it was on both, not just one... But the deal breaker is the awful elastic at the top (retention system) which is intolerable. The stitches bite especially badly. My arms gets marked up, and the feeling of being pinched all around is horrid. What I have resorted to is folding the elastic down so that there is a bit of padding from the fabric. Also, when I first got the Indies I cut off the tags, which were adding to my pain... I have a feeling that will not allow me to return them, which I will try to do. As for me, I ordered the Lg/Xl, am of average build (not a body builder, but in decent shape...) I have ordered another set of the Smartwool, for half the price. Way better.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend