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Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeve Arm Warmersis rated4.5556out of5by9.
Rated5out of5byRacingTempofromAwesome sauceI purchased these for a race, they fit perfect, machine wash well and stay in place. Couldn't ask for more
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated4out of5byMikeBikeTexasfromExcellent option for the hot summerI have several pairs of these sun sleeves (in both white and black) and I use them extensively year-round. They are very comfortable with a snug but not too tight fit. They stretch easily and stay in place. I tried the Novara brand as well but they expect a much thicker arm and therefore were baggy and did not stay in place.
During the summer they are very good at creating an evaporative cooling effect once you start sweating and you actually end up feeling much cooler - much to the surprise of many people who ask me. I like the fact that I don't need sunscreen on my arms and therefore can sweat more efficiently.
During the colder sunny winter days I like to wear a pair of black ones which continue to protect my skin from the sun while adding just a tad of warming effect. They are very breathable and comfortable.
The only thing I wish was different is that they were longer. I have long arms and so it is difficult to get them adjusted to cover my wrists all they way up to under my sleeves. I usually work around this by putting sunscreen on my wrists.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated5out of5byDavid18fromStill goodGood product, has seen an update since the previous 2 pairs I had purchased in the past. The current version, feels "lighter" nice on a hot day. As with previous versions, using care when taking off, pulling on will extend product life...
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated5out of5byWahoowafromGreat Sun Protection, Good FitI use these sun sleeves for road biking, and so far I like them a lot. I bought them specifically to prevent my pale arms from burning since sunscreen doesn't cut it. So far I've worn the sleeves for about 100 miles total on sunny trails, and I haven't gotten sunburned at all. I don't find these to be cooler than bare arms, but temps have been 90+ degrees here, so I'm not faulting the sleeves for that. They are not so warm that I'm tempted to remove them mid-ride; really they're only slightly warmer than bare arms would be.
As for sizing, I'm 5'1" tall and my arm inseam (wrist to pit) is about 16 inches. My size Small sleeves measure 16.5 inches which is the perfect length for me since my extended arm necessitates a bit of extra length to ensure there's no gap between jersey sleeve and sun sleeve.
The only slight con would be that I think they'll be hard to keep clean. Between dust, dirt, grease, and grass stains (I may have fallen off my bike once...), my sleeves are not the pearly white that they were new, even after machine washing. They don't lose any stars for that though.
I would recommend these sun sleeves, and I will be buying new ones when/if mine wear out or ever look embarrassingly dingy.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated5out of5byHikinLindsfromGreat productFriends recommended this product to me for my half-Ironman distance triathlon and I was very pleased I had purchased and used it. It kept me cool during the 85 degree day, and kept me from getting burned! I definitely recommend this for those who will be out in direct sun for hours on end.
Date published: 2013-05-29
Rated4out of5bykill switchfromGreat sun protectionSuper light and comfortable. I thought they would get hot but actually was cooler for my arms with them on, reflects the sunlight.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated4out of5byVcyclistfromAre long, not too hot, good protectionThese do run long--have a medium and wish they wer just a inch or two shorter.
They are fairly cool, but they do get a bit hot on long and hot rides--I live in the deep south of the US so summers are very hot and humid.
I use them on cool winter rides, again I live in the deep south of the US so it doesn't get cold here.
They stay in place well, which always a good feature in an arm cooler/warmer.
The reflective accents are wearing off after a summer and winter of washings.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated4out of5bymikalingfromBlocks the UVs, but feels warmishI like it for the UV protection, but it can be warm feeling during a hot day. I wear it because I don't like sun block and would use this up 80F. Any warmer and I use lotion.
Another great use is those cooler morning rides overlapping into warmer days. I use it as a light arm warmer.
Date published: 2013-04-10
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Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeve Arm Warmers Customer Reviews