Sun Protection Sleeves?

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Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Ftrb577 » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10:06 am

Hey guys,

Been recommended to use SP arms - Sun protection arm sleeves from a friend.

Anyone familiar with the brand?

www.sparms.com.au

Looks pretty decent, I think I will purchase them soon cause my arms are getting destroyed :(
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Zapruda » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 11:38 am

Why not a long sleeved button up shirt?
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby matagi » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 11:44 am

Alternatively, you could make some sleeves from lightweight stretch fabric. I did this for cycling, makes them easy to put on and pull off. Only requires very basic sewing skills.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby michael_p » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:11 pm

I have experience with using arm sleeves for both cycling and walking. When cycling air is moving over the sleeve as you ride providing a cooling effect. For walking, from my experience, I wouldn't bother as you need a strong wind to provide a comparative cooling effect. A long sleeve shirt will do the job and the sleeves can be rolled up if required.

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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Lamont » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:22 pm

https://www.bcf.com.au/p/columbia-mens- ... 27701.html
If you go a shirt this works. Don't mind the arms too though- make sure they are at least 40UPF and hand coverage.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Joynz » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 6:09 pm

matagi wrote:Alternatively, you could make some sleeves from lightweight stretch fabric. I did this for cycling, makes them easy to put on and pull off. Only requires very basic sewing skills.


You have to ensure that the fabric is sun protective. Needs to have a UPF rating to be tightly woven.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Eremophila » Wed 15 Jan, 2020 7:43 pm

Some Cancer Council shops also sell the protective sleeves. Certain health funds will reimburse the cost of sun protection items purchased from these shops - my partner's with AHM and has $250 per annum to spend on such items.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Petew » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 9:23 am

Work good for cycling, for walking or kayaking I just wear a SPF 50 lightweight Ling sleeved collard shirt and roll the sleeves up if I need to.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Ftrb577 » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 12:33 pm

Zapruda wrote:Why not a long sleeved button up shirt?


It gets waaaaay too hot for my liking :s
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Ftrb577 » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 12:37 pm

Bought the SParms arm sleeves.

Hopefully they are as good as my friends claim!
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Lamont » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 12:49 pm

No worries at all.
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Re: Sun Protection Sleeves?

Postby Neo » Thu 16 Jan, 2020 7:34 pm

I have three dollar chinese ones, did get a cool feeling in wind.

It's the strange middle ground between wearing a tshirt or a shirt.

I'm still tempted to get some fancier ones, maybe Colombia.
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