To be frank, this fall is being mild so far (the good news is that there is still plenty of riding!!). But I tried the arm warmers a couple of times. In the 50s, they work perfectly. I haven't tried them yet in the 40s. So, I can wear a short sleeve jersey with a Craft Zero base layer and it works perfect. Sometimes, I use a windproof vest on it.
Two weeks ago I did a 50 miles ride in the low 50s and the fact that I was able to remove them while riding after the weather got hotter, was a plus. I could not do that with my long sleeve jerseys.
They are not waterproof but I am not the kind of guy that likes to ride in a downpour. So, the fact that they cover my arms in the rain and I don't get soaked, it's great. It's warm and fleecy. It's also long enough to go under my gloves and under my sleeve so no skin gets exposed. Also, it's not very constrictive. As soon as the weather hits the 60s, I have to remove them as it gets warm. I ride in Chicago, and it's gets windy and cold here. My coach suggested me to get arm warmers (and knee warmers) for riding in fall, and he uses Castelli (he actually uses the Nanoflex one). So, I went with Castelli plus.
I got this at a very good price, it's a good brand, the logo has not peeled yet (but it will, my coach sometimes bring Castelli shorts or anything with the scorpion logo and I can see the logo peeled off). So far, it's not a big issue, as long as I can get two good seasons with them, I will be happy.
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