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No luck searching, so I though I'd just ask...

I'm hunting for a long sleeve bike jersey (or a long sleeve T, if that's all there is) with good UV light protection that isn't horribly uncomfortable on a hot day.

I'm finding my pasty, minty green Irish skin is getting burnt even with sunscreen, and now I'm nudging 50 and have had a couple of pre-cancer type lesions burnt off by the doc, I'm looking for a shirt.

Anyone have anything they're liking?
 

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I wear and O'Neil Rashguard similar to this one

http://www.rei.com/product/799284

but I have not worn it while cycling, but I have worn it all day on some very hot days doing other physical activities and it was fine, I usually wear another shirt over the top, but I don't think you need to.
 

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I wore a long sleeve Under Armor shirt similar to what addictionms linked to when we went river rafting the Grand Canyon. I wore them for 16 days and never got burnt. Many days were 12+hours of being in direct sunlight. When they get wet they can significantly cool you down too.
 

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I wear running jerseys when I ride. I have a couple long-sleeve Brooks jerseys; I like them but they are very, very dark blue so I haven't tried them on a hot day.

Been meaning to try those new arm-coolers...

I saw this thread in General Discussion a couple days ago: Clothing for sunny days?

Good topic,
///Charlie
 

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Thanks everyone!

And thanks for the link to the other thread...
 

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Check out Arm & Leg Coolers, I am a big fan. A few companies make them and they work great (especially when wet). It's nice to not have that nice combo of sunscreen, sweat & road grime at the end of a ride. Now if only somebody would make a Balaclava Cooler....
 

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rashguard shirts are often UPF 50+
 

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thought I would report in that I ordered a set of the sleeves from Loris Golf Shoppe and they arrived on time and are really well made,

Jim
 

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Check out the Hammer website. They sell a long sleeve summer weight jersey with a slightly higher collar as well. I like how the sleeves fit (slightly loose) and have been OK with this jersey up to 90F. Arm warmers sliding down on a rough downhill can be a problem which isn't the case with a ls jersey. I would like to give those Sol Skins a try but it is hard to know which size to order.
 

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Just want to say as a white boy, thank you for this thread, I'm likely to order a few things myself.
 

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Yeah, it looks like a lot of good answers have been given. I'm mostly running trails (but enjoy the Nor Cal MTB REVIEW section) and my ancestors also came from way too north on the British Isles.... I think someone already mentioned the Under Armour Heat Gear stuff. I use these tops. Under Armour has the team colors and they've got some different patterned stuff out too. Although it's not a 100% block, it blocks a lot. Something to do to evaluate a fabric: Get it wet, or not, - but stretch out a portion of the fabric with your hands, hold it up to the sun or a bright bulb and look through it and you'll get an indication of how much light will pass through the fabric and onto your skin.
The COTZ brand sunscreen works pretty rad for nose, top of ears, etc..... - Good topic - Gus
 

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