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    Any Tan Thru Cycling Clothes?

    Its the beginning of the season and the tan lines are already getting out of control so curious if anyone knows of any tan through cycling clothes (i.e. jersey, shorts, gloves)? I searched online and couldn't find anything...

    Even with this type of clothing I'd still apply sunscreen underneath, just want to get rid of the tan lines.

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    No shirt, no shorts, no gloves would be about the only sure way to avoid tan lines. Seriously.
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    Tan lines are like a badge of honor. They show you've done the miles and earned them.
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    i too am vain and would like to not have tan lines.

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    I was thinking about this about a month back after talking to some gals that where interested in this. I looked around and came up with nothing. Please post if you find something. There are people who would like this kind of thing as cycling tan lines don't mix well with many fashionable swimsuits.
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    It may not be comfortable, but wear long sleeves and cycling pants so you are completely covered.
    Even with sunscreen you will still get the tan lines
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    I believe there are clothing lines available that allow "tan through." However, I've never seen it in bicycling clothing. Generally, cyclists tend to want to block UV and UVB rays most of the time. Even wearing sunscreen doesn't stop all of the skin damage (why you tan even through sunscreen).

    I get very dark tan lines even with sunscreen and proudly swim and am active even with them. I consider the lines my "mark of excellence" and continue with daily activities even in the summer.

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    Being on a bike for considerable amount of time during the riding season is difficult to avoid tanning. I wear long sleeve sports jersey with some degree of protection like SPF rating of 15 to 50. I apply sunscreen to my legs but I still develop tan lines below my biking short and it stays there for quite sometime after the end of riding season.

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    maybe i misread this but i thought the question was whether or not tan lines could be avoided by wearing clothes that let sunlight through, not how to avoid tanning outside of what your clothing covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    maybe i misread this but i thought the question was whether or not tan lines could be avoided by wearing clothes that let sunlight through, not how to avoid tanning outside of what your clothing covered.
    I'd say that since it's nigh impossible to find tan-thru cycling clothes, the next best option is to avoid pronounced tan lines. If someone wants to wear a dress with spaghetti straps or a short skirt, the usual cycling tan lines would look pretty silly (at least to anyone who isn't into biking).

    It's going to be hard to find tan-thru fabrics on anything made for cycling, especially for shorts & bibs. They're made with heavier fabric for muscle support.

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    Guess it's official, tan thru clothes don't exist for cycling so the next best thing is to reduce the tan lines by covering up or revealing more. Covering up more is probably the healthiest thing to do but tx summers are so dang hot i don't know if i can wear a long sleeve!

    I might try experimenting with some tan through materials and if I get a decent jersey out of it i'll let everyone know! Maybe at the very minimum something that causes a gradual fade tan instead of dark tan lines.

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    Second best strategy:

    Stop at the beach during every sunny ride to even out the tan.

    Third best strategy (my personal choice):

    Learn to love the tan lines

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