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It is fairly hot here (typical daytime high is 95+) and fairly dry.
I REALLY prefer long sleeves for protection from weather and
flora, and the option of rolling up sleeves as needed.

So, what material(s) should I be looking for in shirts? Most long
sleeve jerseys/tees SEEM to be aimed towards layering for cooler
weather. I have gravitated towards cotton button down shirts because
they are tough and adjustable (buttons, collars, sleeves, etc) and the
loose fit seems like it is cooler, but everything I hear says cotton was
pretty good back in the day....

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

patrick
 

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Moto-X, DH, DS, and similar in wicking fibers.

pffft said:
It is fairly hot here (typical daytime high is 95+) and fairly dry.
I REALLY prefer long sleeves for protection from weather and
flora, and the option of rolling up sleeves as needed.

So, what material(s) should I be looking for in shirts? Most long
sleeve jerseys/tees SEEM to be aimed towards layering for cooler
weather. I have gravitated towards cotton button down shirts because
they are tough and adjustable (buttons, collars, sleeves, etc) and the
loose fit seems like it is cooler, but everything I hear says cotton was
pretty good back in the day....

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

patrick
For many years now, dirt motorcycle jerseys have been made with different fibers that have a wicking quality to get sweat out to the exterior of the fabric where it will evaporate better. There are several variations of these made by Fox, Answer, Azonic, and many others. Do not get cotton jerseys--these jerseys turn into sponges, even in the winter. I also like long sleeve models for the sun protection in addition to some of the benefits you already mentioned. People who haven't used them often seem to think these types of jerseys are hot--they're not. I'm still amazed to see riders bombing down some pretty gnarly terrain in sleeveless jerseys. I'm often amazed to see the hamburger aftermath too. Funny how much cycling wear is really geared around styling as a high priority.
 
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