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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby simonn » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:47 am

Shred931 wrote:
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Shred931 wrote:Sun sleeves, seriously?

Each to their own I guess.


A sign of someone who does not ride very far. 150km+ on a summers day and they are (almost*) essential. 100km, I still wear them.

*Yes you could use sunscreen, but these are better.

+1 on the Perl Izumis. Use them on longer distance rides all the time. In fact, I am going to buy some knee ones too after the brevet a couple of weeks ago.


I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Thank you for your concern. However, they do not come in white and are too hot. I have found suncream to be the better alternative for the mentioned body parts.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby MichaelB » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:14 am

Shred931 wrote: I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Ummm, that's a product for winter 8)

I use sun sleeves regularly, and suncream on the face and neck.

As I swaet heaps, it's a PITA, but better than the alternative.

I'd rather take a few precaustions and lessen the risk of cancer.


As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby misterhorsey » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:20 am

Shred931 wrote:
simonn wrote:
Shred931 wrote:Sun sleeves, seriously?

Each to their own I guess.


A sign of someone who does not ride very far. 150km+ on a summers day and they are (almost*) essential. 100km, I still wear them.

*Yes you could use sunscreen, but these are better.

+1 on the Perl Izumis. Use them on longer distance rides all the time. In fact, I am going to buy some knee ones too after the brevet a couple of weeks ago.


I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


I was going to joke that i'd be up for wearing a sun-o-clava, but I'm glad I didn't.

Anyway, this would probably provide better protection from sun as well as hypothermia, and also remain relatively inconspicuous.

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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby misterhorsey » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:23 am

MichaelB wrote:
Shred931 wrote: I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Ummm, that's a product for winter 8)

I use sun sleeves regularly, and suncream on the face and neck.

As I swaet heaps, it's a PITA, but better than the alternative.

I'd rather take a few precaustions and lessen the risk of cancer.


As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great


I tried a banana boat waterproof/sweat proof sunscreen. After 4 and half hours I still had heaps of coverage on my face.

http://bananaboat.com.au/products/?v=sport

My sweat didn't wash it off like other sunscreens or the zinc I have used. Of course there may be nano particles now killing me on the inside.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby misterhorsey » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:24 am

and these are the white sunsleeves i got from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UV-SUN-PROTE ... 1c17cfd453
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Shred931 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:30 am

MichaelB wrote:
Shred931 wrote: I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Ummm, that's a product for winter 8)

As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great


I was being facetious.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Xplora » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:36 am

If they could do an "ultra light" doover for the neck, I'd consider going for it on the super bad rides (midday summer). Really gotta get a headgear thing sorted... head is getting owned.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:42 am

MichaelB wrote:
Shred931 wrote: I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Ummm, that's a product for winter 8)

I use sun sleeves regularly, and suncream on the face and neck.

As I swaet heaps, it's a PITA, but better than the alternative.

I'd rather take a few precaustions and lessen the risk of cancer.


As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great


Keep your water for drinking, pee on them Bear Grylls style.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby simonn » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:44 pm

Shred931 wrote:
MichaelB wrote:
Shred931 wrote: I'd be more worried about your ears, neck and face. You should wear one of these - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-Super ... -Balaclava


Ummm, that's a product for winter 8)

As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great


I was being facetious.


Face-tiouce (boom tish)?. You don't say?
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby m@ » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:16 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
MichaelB wrote:As someone mentioned before, a bit of water on the sleeves works great


Keep your water for drinking, pee on them Bear Grylls style.

Bear would pour water on the sleeves and drink the pee!
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:20 pm

I use these sometimes.

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Not sure of the SPF but they also work as bogan deflectors.

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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Fitzroy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:58 pm

misterhorsey wrote:and these are the white sunsleeves i got from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UV-SUN-PROTE ... 1c17cfd453


I might ask the seller to show me some data verifying the claim that the sun sleeves are in fact, Cooler than bare skin. :lol:

Or, will I look 'cooler' 8) with the sleeves on?
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby misterhorsey » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:48 pm

ironhanglider wrote:I use these sometimes.

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Not sure of the SPF but they also work as bogan deflectors.

Cheers,

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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby misterhorsey » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:50 pm

Fitzroy wrote:
misterhorsey wrote:and these are the white sunsleeves i got from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UV-SUN-PROTE ... 1c17cfd453


I might ask the seller to show me some data verifying the claim that the sun sleeves are in fact, Cooler than bare skin. :lol:

Or, will I look 'cooler' 8) with the sleeves on?


I wouldn't totally discount the cooler than bare skin claim. While they cover up all the skin, you'd think they might over heat. But they are also deflecting heat radiation from your bare skin - so in effect keeping it a little cooler than usual. I'll be in a better position to tell after a few rides. But on a recent long ride, I never felt bothered to take them off.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby hannos » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:44 am

misterhorsey wrote:
Fitzroy wrote:
misterhorsey wrote:and these are the white sunsleeves i got from ebay:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UV-SUN-PROTE ... 1c17cfd453


I might ask the seller to show me some data verifying the claim that the sun sleeves are in fact, Cooler than bare skin. :lol:

Or, will I look 'cooler' 8) with the sleeves on?


I wouldn't totally discount the cooler than bare skin claim. While they cover up all the skin, you'd think they might over heat. But they are also deflecting heat radiation from your bare skin - so in effect keeping it a little cooler than usual. I'll be in a better position to tell after a few rides. But on a recent long ride, I never felt bothered to take them off.



While sitting atthe lights yesterday, in full afternoon sun, my arms (wearing sun sleeves) were definitely cooler than bare skin.
However, while moving, the sleeves prevent a lot of cooling you might get from air flow over the skin. It's a trade off - get burnt / skin cancers or be a little bit warmer?
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Shpox » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:10 pm

Pearl Izumi ones seem to look legit and if this summer sun continues, !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!'s going to get worse. Is there any equivalent on TP7 or Wiggle? Everything seems to come up as arm warmers instead.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby plam » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:20 pm

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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby chalkie » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:28 pm

I use the Pearl Izumis and don't find them hot at all.
As they are knitted, be careful about snagging them on snaggable things - I have a small hole in one sleeve - still works though.
I think that mrhorsey's link is the recumbent rider's model for sun protection for the head. :lol:
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Shpox » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:14 pm

Just got this message from Dan from cell regarding the Pearl Izumi stock.

Unfortunately due to the large demand for that product the supplier is totally out of stock so we won't be restocking them in the immediate future.


Anyone have experience with the Netti ones? :idea:
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby maicoboy » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Anyone have experience with the Netti ones?


Yes, I have been using a pair commuting for the last few weeks (Christmas present to myself). They are ultra thin and light and pretty cool, but not as cool as bare arms.

I think they are so thin that they still let a fair amount of sunlight through, if you did a 150km ride in the sun I reckon you would still get burnt arms. A few years ago I had a white rashie made of similar material and after a day at the beach would still have sunburnt shoulders.

Slightly thicker material would be the go.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 pm

misterhorsey wrote:Anyone ride with sun sleeves? And if so, anyone have any recommendations?

Or tips on comfort, fit etc etc. Are they comfortable? Do they work? Slippage? Do they stay cool etc etc.

Went for a 4 hour ride yesterday and came back quite burnt on the face despite applying sunscreen (but probably not reapplying as I should have). Anyway, with summer approaching (finally!) looking to get some sleeves to avoid burn and having to apply sunscreen all the time.

Some options.

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Pearl-Izumi-Sun-Sleeves'

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Netti-2013- ... Sun-Sleeve

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/UV-SUN-PROTE ... 2940wt_907

http://www.cancervic.org.au/store/shop- ... ingsleeve1

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.



Started a similar thread a couple of years ago... Might be something useful in here if u haven't seen it... Apologies if u have...

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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby shann » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:04 pm

I have some that are designed for golf, I think the brand is 'SP Arms', where SP = sun protection. My father in law spotted them at his local pro shop and very thoughtfully sent them to me. I'd much rather get hot (and really, it's so hot here that sleeves don't make much difference) than burned.
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby m@ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:09 am

maicoboy wrote:
Anyone have experience with the Netti ones?


Yes, I have been using a pair commuting for the last few weeks (Christmas present to myself). They are ultra thin and light and pretty cool, but not as cool as bare arms.

I think they are so thin that they still let a fair amount of sunlight through, if you did a 150km ride in the sun I reckon you would still get burnt arms. A few years ago I had a white rashie made of similar material and after a day at the beach would still have sunburnt shoulders.

Slightly thicker material would be the go.

I've worn them on 100Km rides with no problems; they are thin material but I believe they're SPF 50+...
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby Xplora » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:22 pm

plam wrote:These ones (http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/R7WAAW9A3/title/route7-summer-sleeves) from torpedo7 would probably fit the bill.

I have the yellow and white ones. THey are the same material!

Bear in mind that you'll probably still get some exposure if you're commuting 2 hours a day like me even through them. I'm golden brown and only missed the sleeves 5 times all summer :shock:
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Re: Sun sleeves - recommendations?

Postby TonyMax » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:34 am

We're rolling around to summer again, so I thought I'd resurrect this thread, how long are people's sun sleeves? Do you put them over or under your jersey sleeves?

I'm a little tight so I'll probably buy the cheap eBay ones to begin with and see how they go, surely I'll get my money's worth for under $2...
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