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Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves

Pearl IzumiSun Sleeves (Return to Product Page)

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Review by Anonymous

Functional but warm
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Oregon

This review is for the black sun sleeves. They keep the sun off your skin, but are warm. I like using sun sleeves in lieu of sun screen. Purchased the black ones, since the white ones are hard to keep clean. Used them on a 19 day bike tour in Sardinia. Daily temperatures were in middle to upper 80's with sunny skies. Felt they were uncomfortably hot. Stopped wearing them. Would be OK for sunny Spring or Fall weather when a little warmth is desirable , but they are much warmer than the white sun sleeves.

Reviewed 10/27/2023
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Review by Matthew

Smart Item for Serious Riders
by Matthew
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange County, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have always worn sun sleeves, and only stuff them in my jersey when it gets beyond hot. For riders that spend 20 to 30-plus hours a month in the saddle, do yourself a favor and cover your arms with any brand of sun sleeve that has a good SPF rating. These Pearl Izumi sun sleeves are constructed of a nice light material that does the job. There's always a funny, thin ring of a sun tan between my gloves and the wrist-end of the sun sleeves, so I can see that they are working, and doing what I need them to do.

Not really a complaint, but the most recent pair I purchased are actually a deep-dark-blue color, and not the color black like my older P.I. sun sleeves.

Reviewed 10/10/2022
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Review by Anonymous

Good sleeves
by Anonymous

Just started using these. Size is correct. Better than I expected. Not hot to wear. Makes riding in the sun easier than having to reapply sunscreen. Also a good sleeve to use in cool mornings.

Reviewed 8/2/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Great from late Spring-to Summer-to Fall California weather
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Cupertino, CA

I'm a woman with very not skinny arms. I got the medium size and they fit great. They've kept me cool in 90�F weather, but I mostly like the sun protection without having to apply and reapply sunscreen.

Reviewed 7/14/2023
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Review by Lenny

these sleeves work!
by Lenny
Cycling Enthusiast
New England

I needed to protect my arms from the sun better so I tried this product. They seem to help block the sun rays and my arms aren't so burnt. I would say that when temps reach the high eighties they are warm but hard to think of any cover that would not feel warm at that point.

I would recommend the sleeves.

Reviewed 7/10/2023
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Review by berow001

And they stay in place after you sweat a bit
by berow001
Saint Paul, MN

Midwest heat of 90+ degrees and humidity put these sun sleeves to the test. They live up to their description of spreading the sweat through the fabric for a general cooling effect upon evaporation. They were slipping down my arm a bit at the high side but stopped sliding after I started sweating. I�m not a big fan of lotions and these sleeves are a nice alternative.

Reviewed 7/6/2023
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Review by Gianni

These are great sun sleeves with snug fit and silicone arm grippers.
by Gianni
Cycling Enthusiast
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

My most recent pair is my third pair. I'd say they last two years before they start to get less snug but still perfectly functional. I ride in Hawaii where it is always hot and sunny so I wear these on every ride. Other brands don't use silicone arm grippers to hold them up or they are cut too large for my cyclist arms (I'm looking at you Spesh). I'm 6' 3" and I wear size large but maybe the XL would work too. I love these bright white snug arm covers.

Reviewed 7/1/2021
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Review by Ciago

very well made
by Ciago
Daily Commuter
Carnford, NJ
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

I have many different types of arm SPF protectors, but this one has to be one of the heaviest in terms of material. Most of them are very light and do the job. The Pearl Izumi provides 50+ but you will sweat quite a bit with them at temps above 75degF. I do enjoy them for cool sunning days. They do provide minimal warmth and sun protection. I am 5'3" 130lb and find them to fit very well without any marks left on my arms after removing them.

Reviewed 5/27/2021
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Review by DesertDweller

Nice sunsleeve
by DesertDweller
Cycling Enthusiast
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

These fit well with a left and right sleeve. They are a little on the long side, but better than too short, They are a good sunscreen and wick well. I live in the desert where it is really hot. It's true that if you get them wet they will be very cool to your skin until they dry - which is within a mile of starting a ride where I live. After that, they do wick away sweat which keeps you cooler and dry. I like that they are SPF 50 - I'd rather wear these then have a sunscreen film. That said - when it's really hot (and I mean 90+ degrees at 6am and 105+ by 10:00, I am about 60/40 wearing these - and less so on a day where the humidity is about 70%.

Reviewed 8/24/2020
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Review by Anonymous

Good value. Works well.
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Used for sun protection. A bit over priced even on sale. Still a good value.

Reviewed 7/20/2023
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Review by Anonymous

do the job
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Just looking for something to use in place of sunblock and these work....but warmer of course

Reviewed 5/11/2020
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Review by EricHans

Great for long, hot, high-UV days!
by EricHans
Competitive Racer
San Diego / Nairobi

These P.I. sun sleeves are the best I've used so far. It's no gimmick, they really do keep you cooler than skin expose to the full summer sun, and the logo is small enough to not intrude on your team kit's summer jersey sponsors.

Reviewed 8/1/2022
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Review by Guillermo

They keep one cool and protected
by Guillermo
San Dimas, CA

I wear these all throughout the summer in the hot Southern California streets. They keep one cool and protected from the harmful sun. I do not need to spray sun block when wearing them and my forearms stay cool

Reviewed 6/30/2022
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Review by Paul

Great quality!
by Paul
Competitive Racer
Atlanta GA

It fits perfectly and seems to be of good quality. I haven't tested it under extremely sunny conditions though. I have used it under mild cold weather and works perfect! Very glad with my purchase

Reviewed 12/3/2021
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Review by St Paul Rider

Great Investment
by St Paul Rider

Great purchase. (White) I use them for everything. Bicycling, driving and even playing golf. As mentioned in another review I have cyclist arms. I am 5’ 11” and I purchased the large size. They are perfect, snug fitting and nice length

Reviewed 10/18/2021
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Review by Anklebiter

Great arm warmers for above 50
by Anklebiter
Competitive Racer
Eugene, Oregon

Been using these sleeve less for sun more for warmth on those days above 50 degrees. True to size. Good grippers

Reviewed 1/5/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Best sun sleeves
by Anonymous

I live in the deep south and need sun protection for my arms on long rides. I've tried cheaper sun sleeves, but these are the best I've found.

Reviewed 9/10/2021
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Review by Gretta

Tight band at top
by Gretta
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I sized up from the measurements on the size chart. The sleeve fit great, but the band at the top was very tight. It restricted my muscle, even though I have soft lady arms. Was not able to try a larger size.

Reviewed 8/26/2021
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Review by Anonymous

Pearl Izumi Sun sleeves
by Anonymous

They fit well and wash well too on delicate wash cycle. Air dry.

Reviewed 8/12/2021
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Review by Doug Robison

Excellent for Hot Weather
by Doug Robison
St. Petersburg, Florida
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I ride in Florida where the sun is very strong and the heat and humidity are brutal. I use these to protect my forearms from sun damage, and they work great and fit perfectly. They can also be wetted to provide evaporative cooling while riding. I've used other brands of arm protectors but these are the best in my opinion.

Reviewed 5/7/2021
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