Tops or sleeves with UPF

shann
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Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby shann » Tue May 22, 2012 3:48 pm

I am after some suggestions about sleeves or long sleeved tops that offer UPF 50+, without being designed for 'extra warmth'. I'm in no danger of freezing, but I'm desperate to stave off sunburn. At the moment I have a variety of long-sleeved jerseys, which get quite hot, and a set of elasticised lycra sleeve thingies designed for golfers. Neither is perfect. Any ideas?

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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby gururug » Tue May 22, 2012 4:02 pm

Most good compression/surfwear brands have suitable products. Like knicks, there is going to be some trial and error.

Nike make some good lightweight sports garments, that aren't so compression orientated.

i.e.

http://www.cancervic.org.au/store/shop_ ... -rash-vest
http://store.skins.net/au/a400-mens-com ... sleeve-top

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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby cp123 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:24 pm

cancer council sun sleeves - they are like white arm warmers.

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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby ozdavo » Tue May 22, 2012 4:27 pm

Aldi are about due for more cycling gear & usually have white sun protection sleaves when they have arm warmers
eg:
http://www.aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_19206.htm
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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby WestcoastPete » Tue May 22, 2012 4:56 pm

Ground Effect Rock Lobster. I wear one mountain biking up here in Darwin - it's a tad warmer than short sleeves, but I don't get burnt.

Fishing shirts look like a good idea too, if you're not fussed about not looking like a roadie.
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shann
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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby shann » Tue May 22, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks all, these are really good ideas!

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Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby Naels » Sat May 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Netti do a UV protection sleeve

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Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby le_quiet_uno » Tue May 29, 2012 8:50 pm

Same as Pearl Izumi.
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Re: Tops or sleeves with UPF

Postby hannos » Wed May 30, 2012 11:08 am

I have these in white

http://www.assos.com.au/index.php?main_ ... ls3654bih6

and they work very well.
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