Sun protection sleeves

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Sun protection sleeves

Postby Eremophila » Wed 17 Mar, 2021 9:49 pm

So..... I need to purchase a pair at some stage before September when I expose my sun-damaged skin to the Northern Territory elements once again. Long-sleeved shirts annoy the living daylights out of me.

The best-looking ones I’ve seen have all been designed for golf and don’t have the covering for the back of the hand, which I do need.

Anyone had a really good pair? Or a really bad pair? It’s pretty much a “buy and try” item but any user reviews would be appreciated.
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby ofuros » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 6:08 am

https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/sun- ... ion-gloves
Thumb hole & back of hand protection..available online @ Aussie bushwalking shops.

https://www.sparms.com.au/collections/s ... -thumbhole
....thumbhole & back of hand coverage.

Separate sleeve & hand coverage option...
https://www.icerays.com.au/Home/ShopAU

Fingerless glove option...
https://www.bcf.com.au/brands/sunprotection-australia
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby ribuck » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 7:31 am

For the back of the hand, I use UVeto Backhanders. I bought mine at Lone Dingo in Alice Springs, but they're widely available.

https://www.sunsafeaustralia.com.au/gloves/backhander-uveto-australia
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby stry » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 10:13 am

I note your aversion to L/s shirts, but I find that a long shirt sleeve involves less faffing around and is less irksome than fiddling with a separate sun sleeve.

I use the gloves that have been linked and a long sleeved cotton shirt.
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby Eremophila » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 11:44 am

stry wrote:I note your aversion to L/s shirts, but I find that a long shirt sleeve involves less faffing around and is less irksome than fiddling with a separate sun sleeve.
I use the gloves that have been linked and a long sleeved cotton shirt.


Yep I'm hearing ya. I may end up buying the normal sleeves for summer golf, and l/s shirt plus fingerless gloves for walking.

thanks all.
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby Ms_Mudd » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 12:33 pm

stry wrote:I note your aversion to L/s shirts, but I find that a long shirt sleeve involves less faffing around and is less irksome than fiddling with a separate sun sleeve.


Me too.
I do own sun sleeves and will occasionally wear them walking or cycling. Cheap Aliexpress Hi Cool brand. In expensive and comparable to more expensive brands.

What I didn't think of when using them and I discovered most recently was that insects can bite through them as they are a thin, fitted material.
I was eaten alive by mozzies and march flys when walking in a paperbark swampy area for 2 days, it was really,really horrible. Looser items of clothing are better such as a long sleeve tops. Just something to throw into the mix in your decision making.
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby Eremophila » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 3:01 pm

Thanks Ms Mudd, I did notice one of the brands had a supposedly insect-repellent fabric. I'm doing the Jatbula in September so that's definitely worth knowing!
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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby andrewa » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 5:46 pm

Easy to make from Lycra. Insects don’t seem to be able to bite through Lycra that easily. Sew a tapered tube. Don’t bother about overlocking edges. Though this does require access to a sewing machine, it would take only a few minutes to make them.

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Re: Sun protection sleeves

Postby stry » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 6:23 pm

Eremophila wrote:Thanks Ms Mudd, I did notice one of the brands had a supposedly insect-repellent fabric. I'm doing the Jatbula in September so that's definitely worth knowing!


Sawyers Permethrin is an easy to apply (to your clothing) anti insect treatment if bugs are a major concern.
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