Yesterday evening was a cold rainy fall day here in Minneapolis. On the ride home I was wearing what I rode to work in: a long sleeve wool jersey, cut off Dickies knickers, a wind jacket, and medium wool socks. Only a half mile in, the exposed skin on my legs started stinging and bumming me out something fierce.
Then I remembered why I carry around my giant purse (Captain Phil) , because that's where all my stuff is. Recently I switched over to my cool weather contents, and now carry leg and arm warmers, ear protection, wool army surplus gloves, a headlamp, and a pair of our Tall Wool Socks.
Well, lickety split I was off the path and into my bag.
These were life savers yesterday. I use them for commuting, and also think they look pretty spiffy with my kit for cross season.