Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

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Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby EektheCat » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:03 am

Quick Poll - Do you prefer Sun Block or L/S Jersey?

Personally, I'm too lazy to apply sun block so leaning towards L/S Jersey.

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby trailgumby » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:17 am

Would prefer L/S jersey, but hard to get anything decent in summer weight fabric.

I get an allergic type reaction on exposed skin on the back of my neck and upper forearms/lower upper arms from sun exposure even when slathered in maximum sunblock.
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby sogood » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:13 am

Sunblock wears off while long sleeve jersey gets hot. Can't win!

And then there's these "cool arm sleeves" (found on eBay and elsewhere).
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:38 am

sogood wrote:Sunblock wears off while long sleeve jersey gets hot. Can't win!

And then there's these "cool arm sleeves" (found on eBay and elsewhere).
Colour specially chosen for CT.


Search for arm coolers in ebay. I have bought several sets from Korea and they're brilliant. They do actually keep your arms cool - I prefer wearing them to sunscreen.

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby jillybean » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:56 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:Search for arm coolers in ebay. I have bought several sets from Korea and they're brilliant. They do actually keep your arms cool - I prefer wearing them to sunscreen.

David

+1 for arm coolers. I too bought some cheapies on ebay and have been using them all this summer in the Qld heat. A bit warm on some of the stinking hot & humid days we had, but still way more comfortable for me than water resistant sunscreen.

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby nutsack » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:06 pm

Pearl Izumi make white perforated/ventilated arm coolers. They seem to available in most bike shops and online. I have 2 pairs as the first I bought based on measurements ended up too log but still wearable.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-Pea ... un-Sleeves

The only issue is that one pair is now grey due to being washed with cloured items. :roll:

I recommend them.
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby EektheCat » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:03 pm

I dont suppose anyone bothers to put some sun block on the legs?

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby jillybean » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:10 pm

EektheCat wrote:I dont suppose anyone bothers to put some sun block on the legs?

I was when I was also using it on my arms. Since I started using the 'sun arms' however, I almost always forget to put sunscreen on my legs (and nose :( ).
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby sogood » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:41 pm

EektheCat wrote:I dont suppose anyone bothers to put some sun block on the legs?

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby apsilon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:36 pm

trailgumby wrote:Would prefer L/S jersey, but hard to get anything decent in summer weight fabric.


Columbia titanium range of long sleeve tee shirts such as:
http://www.columbia.com/Men%27s-Mountai ... t,pd.html#

I've never umderstood buying dedicated cycling jerseys (especially branded ones) instead of something that won't look out of place off the bike but each to their own. These are what I use for a range of activities and love them. Buy them from OS rather than paying $80 locally.
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby damhooligan » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:46 pm

sogood wrote:
EektheCat wrote:I dont suppose anyone bothers to put some sun block on the legs?

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Sunscreen for me.
Mainly for the face (nose/ears) and the neck.
And while im already apylling the white stuff , it easy to aply it on the legs and arms as well.



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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby cjrich » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:05 pm

nutsack wrote:Pearl Izumi make white perforated/ventilated arm coolers. They seem to available in most bike shops and online. I have 2 pairs as the first I bought based on measurements ended up too log but still wearable.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-Pea ... un-Sleeves

The only issue is that one pair is now grey due to being washed with cloured items. :roll:

I recommend them.


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Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby Comedian » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:50 pm

I have PI ones but I tend to use sunscreen as they are hot. Also, they turn grey when washed and everyone I know with them has this issue.
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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby snark » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:25 am

EektheCat wrote:I dont suppose anyone bothers to put some sun block on the legs?


I'll usually skip the legs if my ride is for less than an hour or so. Any longer than that, or if it's 35+C, and I do the legs as well.

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Re: Sun block OR long sleeve Jersey

Postby rider06 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:51 am

Loving the picture on the cellbikes website for the pearl izumi sunsleeves - triathlete with sunsleeves & no-sleeve shirt. Could be some really funky tan-lines going on there...
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