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Long Sleeved shirts for summer

Old 09-22-08, 06:01 PM
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Long Sleeved shirts for summer

Hi there,
I'm currently having trouble finding long sleeved shirt to wear during...that's right Summer.

Basically I am getting more and more sun conscious and I would like some long sleeved shirts that will protect me somewhat from the sun as well as being quite cool to wear when I'm being active (not just cycling) and its getting hot.

Does anyone have any idea of where I may source this sort of shirt or what materials to look for? How do the long sleeved jerseys hold up in the heat as I know the fabrics of those are meant to be quite cool - I'm not really a jersey person. I'm not specifically after jerseys as they aren't that great to wear away from the bike but anything and everything helps.

It's a bonus if any store is in or able to ship to Australia.

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Old 09-22-08, 06:10 PM
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http://www.onetri.com/product_info.php?products_id=158

DeSoto Arm Coolers will do the job. They were reviewed by Roadbikerider.com and got the official okay that they work.
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If you don't want jerseys, check into backpacking and hiking clothing.
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I got some of these long-sleeved wicking t-shirts from Cheapestees.com. I was hoping they'd be heavier, but they're not. Probably just the weight you're looking for, for summer riding.

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Old 09-22-08, 07:19 PM
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My wife is sun sensitive (big long word, medical condition is known as EPP) and buys long sleeve sun shirts from this place:

http://www.sunprecautions.com/
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Old 09-22-08, 07:30 PM
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Would the coolmax do the trick? Doesn't say anything about UV protection.
http://www.coolclothingusa.com/longsleeve.html
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Old 09-22-08, 07:52 PM
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How about Wool or Linen?
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Old 09-23-08, 06:39 AM
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long sleeved button collar seersucker
wear a tee shirt or what ever under it
linen is nice in the summer as well

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Old 09-23-08, 09:15 AM
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Under Armour sells a long-sleeve UVA T-shirt for $35-40. It's perfect for any outdoor warm-weather activity. If you don't need UVA, check your local Costco for long-sleeve 100% polyester Champion T-shirts for $11.
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Old 09-23-08, 09:40 AM
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I would recommend the polyester wicking (base layer) shirts that Champion makes and can be purchased at Target for around $12-14. I have a few pair in white which reflect the sun. ("special moisture-radiating material" as claimed in a link above for another produce twice the price) They are loose fitting, unlike tight under armor type products which to my experience feel cooler when it is hot.
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Old 09-23-08, 09:46 AM
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Look into off shore or fly fishing clothing. Under Armour makes some and so does Pelagic, Columbia, Patagonia, LL Bean, Bass Pro Shops has a house brand and so does Cabelas.
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I bought a long sleeve riding jersey from Performance on a close-out, for just this reason; I like it.
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Old 09-23-08, 11:03 AM
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If you are not interested in the DeSoto Arm Coolers, I found this jersey while doing my research earlier this summer.

http://www.bikejerseys.com/solwhitlonsl.html
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Miroweight Merino Wool tank with a long sleeve seersucker shirt (left unbuttoned) from L.L. Bean.
The seersucker won't stick your skin and the air will blow in the front and up the sleeves and roll over your sweaty skin making your own air conditioning. And without the sun on your skin it's almost like being in the shade. The wool tank base layer will help with sweat wicking and it won't stink, even after using for several days.
This is a much better solution than a long sleeve jersey for casual riding/commuting/touring. That polyester stuff reeks to high heaven.
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Old 09-23-08, 08:07 PM
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You can buy long-sleeved cotton T shirts at places like Target for less than 10 bucks. I ride in T-shirts most of the time anyway (I know--they don't wick. But they're comfortable for me, wash easily and cost next to nothing). Grant Petersen at Rivendell likes seersucker shirts, regular old button-up long sleeve shirts like you'd wear to work. I think he even sells them at www.rivbike.com.
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