I'm looking for UV protection. The "Sun Sleeves" I've found look good for the arms, but unless I'm not understanding something, the "Sun Knees" for the legs seem to be just about the most sand-poundingly stupid idea going. Because they stop halfway down your calves.
I'm trying to imagine what the R&D team were thinking with this.
R&D Guy A: Okay, UV protection is now de rigeur for people spending any length of time in the sun, and cyclists are no exception. They need UV protection for their legs. We need to come up with a tight-fitting fabric that keeps the sun's rays out while being breathable and cool in the heat.
R&D Guy B: I think we can do that. Should it cover the entire leg?
R&D Guy A: Nah, let's not get carried away! Make it short so that it only goes partway down the calf. Leave the bottom half of the lower leg exposed. I mean, the whole point of this product is to protect against the sun, but, you know, not for the whole leg.
The idiotic "Sun Knees" is a complete waste of time and money. I've been searching for leg tights that actually cover the entire leg, but no luck. Any ideas?