Solar Sleeves and other UV Clothing, What's Best IYO

jkumpirejkumpire Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
edited May 14, 2018 in Golf Style and Accessories #1
In spite of every sunblock known to man, after a long career of umpiring and golf with very pale skin I am losing parts of my face, and only one or two minor spots on my arms. Thankfully they have only been basal cell carcinomas so far.



However, it is time for 'solar sleeves' at least, and something that can cover the neck but be somewhat cool if I can find it.



Since the last thread on this topic seemed to die last August, I thought I would start a new one, looking for product evaluations/suggestions for arm covers, and quality UV apparel, including good, high quality wide brimmed hats. There are so many options out on the market it's hard to find what are good ones and what aren't, especially when NIke closed out their line of sleeves late last year, or early this year.



What do you use, what have you found that works for you?



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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    I've been using Nike Solar Sleeves for over a year now. They work very well IMO because I'm pretty pale as well and my arms never get burnt wearing them. To be fair I haven't used any other brands but I believe there are several others. The Nike sleeves I have are very good and I think they help me stay cool as well.



    I also wear one of these in the summer:



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  • ChomperChomper ClubWRX Posts: 1,068 ✭✭
    N-rit solar sleeves

    ShinyMod

    Cool-tac



    All work well, all last about 6-9 months. All on Amazon.



    I am now getting comments about how tan my hand is v my arm. Great sun protection. Not as hot as you think, it is no problem in 100+ temps.



    I pretty much don't play without sleeves any more, and haven't for 2+ years.
  • LlortamaiseyLlortamaisey Members Posts: 5,901 ✭✭
    I had some sleeves made by a bicycle company that worked the best. They had yarn in the sleeves that made them cool when the wind would blow. Probably not as useful on the course as it is on the bike but still a nice feature when it got breezy.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,075 ✭✭
    Sleeves with wide brimmed hats are great.



    On the LPGA, I think they use more of the shawl-style
  • dbleagdbleag Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭
    SunDay hats are pretty effective at sun blockage and are very lightweight.
  • larrywlarryw lov_betti Austin, TxMembers Posts: 183 ✭✭
    Elixir



    On Amazon 4 or 8 pair for around $3 a pair. They are light weight (better than the Nike) and the hotter it gets the cooler they feel - if there is any wind blowing at all. I have tried several types and these are the best for me.
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack ClubWRX Posts: 1,849 ClubWRX
    Columbia Freezer zero arm sleeves are the set I use. Very thin and cool feeling, love them.
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    larryw wrote:


    Elixir



    On Amazon 4 or 8 pair for around $3 a pair. They are light weight (better than the Nike) and the hotter it gets the cooler they feel - if there is any wind blowing at all. I have tried several types and these are the best for me.




    How long do they last for you? Look pretty nice and a **** of a lot cheaper than Nike.
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    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,544 ClubWRX
    I use long sleeve solid color fishing shirts under my polo. They are lightweight and not too warm to me. Lots of good brands. I get Denali Performance. You can also jazz it up with a pattern as long as you like fish stuff.
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    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • icemakricemakr Charter Members Posts: 523 ✭✭
    edited May 15, 2018 #11
    Coolibar has great UV protection gear



    Not the cheapest but good quality



    Be safe, get your skin checked by a dermatologist



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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX Posts: 10,331 ClubWRX
    edited May 15, 2018 #12
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    larryw wrote:


    Elixir



    On Amazon 4 or 8 pair for around $3 a pair. They are light weight (better than the Nike) and the hotter it gets the cooler they feel - if there is any wind blowing at all. I have tried several types and these are the best for me.




    How long do they last for you? Look pretty nice and a **** of a lot cheaper than Nike.




    IMO the Nike ones are much higher quality.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,911 ✭✭
    I use Tilley hats with the medium width brim and the mesh inserts for cooling. I can get about four years out of one if I really baby it with frequent hand washing and air drying.



    I use the Eclipse brand sun sleeves bought via Amazon. They are dreadfully expensive (like $27/pair!) but one pair is 2-1/2 years old and the other nearly 2 years and both are still usable althougha but stretched out of shape now. Again, gentle cycle washing and don’t put them in the dryer.



    I have a couple of UA neck gaiters but they are just too darned sweaty in the summer so I depend on sunscreen, hat and a turned up shirt collar to protect my neck.
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  • payerasjlpayerasjl Members Posts: 728 ✭✭
    blue lizard sunblock 30 minutes before the round and right before i tee off. wide brim hats (titleist aussie style and similars) and any type of solar UV sleeve i find at the moment. have everything from cheap amazon ones to expensive nike ones and dont really find a big difference other than price.
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  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 20,389 ✭✭
    edited May 15, 2018 #15
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    larryw wrote:


    Elixir



    On Amazon 4 or 8 pair for around $3 a pair. They are light weight (better than the Nike) and the hotter it gets the cooler they feel - if there is any wind blowing at all. I have tried several types and these are the best for me.




    How long do they last for you? Look pretty nice and a **** of a lot cheaper than Nike.




    I buy a pair every season. I buy the white color, and they eventually get dirty. The fabric itself holds up quite well. On cooler days I'll wear a full Under Armor Heat Gear long sleeve base layer.



    I wear a wide brim straw hat similar to the one worn by David Leadbetter.
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,854 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    I've been using Nike Solar Sleeves for over a year now. They work very well IMO because I'm pretty pale as well and my arms never get burnt wearing them. To be fair I haven't used any other brands but I believe there are several others. The Nike sleeves I have are very good and I think they help me stay cool as well.



    I also wear one of these in the summer:



    file_4_1_2.png
    ordered one last week. I had two growths removed from the back of my neck this winter.
    Tour Exotics E 10 15*
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    I've been using Nike Solar Sleeves for over a year now. They work very well IMO because I'm pretty pale as well and my arms never get burnt wearing them. To be fair I haven't used any other brands but I believe there are several others. The Nike sleeves I have are very good and I think they help me stay cool as well.



    I also wear one of these in the summer:



    file_4_1_2.png
    ordered one last week. I had two growths removed from the back of my neck this winter.




    I take some crap wearing that hat but it's never stopped me. Most of the time the it's "are you going to or coming from the farm" or something to that effect. It's comfortable to wear and never notice it on any swings at all.
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
  • jaredt22jaredt22 Members Posts: 104 ✭✭
    18 posts in, and no one has even mentioned the Phil Mickelson special (The Mizzen+Main long-sleeve dress shirt)? C'mon WRX!! image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />



    https://www.mizzenandmain.com/pages/phil-mickelson
  • MakeItTrizzleMakeItTrizzle Members Posts: 17
    I have tattoos, so I always want to make sure they're well covered, and I have no complaints about the Nike solar sleeves I've been wearing for the past few years. I have pretty big biceps and they still don't slip down, which is a first for the ones I've tried.
    Ask me about my punch draw
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 9,854 ✭✭
    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    2putttom wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    I've been using Nike Solar Sleeves for over a year now. They work very well IMO because I'm pretty pale as well and my arms never get burnt wearing them. To be fair I haven't used any other brands but I believe there are several others. The Nike sleeves I have are very good and I think they help me stay cool as well.



    I also wear one of these in the summer:



    file_4_1_2.png
    ordered one last week. I had two growths removed from the back of my neck this winter.




    I take some crap wearing that hat but it's never stopped me. Most of the time the it's "are you going to or coming from the farm" or something to that effect. It's comfortable to wear and never notice it on any swings at all.
    lemme tell ya as a cancer survivor I take this **** seriously ! Any half witted numb skull who thinks protection from the one thing that can kill us is for weak sissies can stick a one fifty watt light bulb up their a** and smile.
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:

    2putttom wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    I've been using Nike Solar Sleeves for over a year now. They work very well IMO because I'm pretty pale as well and my arms never get burnt wearing them. To be fair I haven't used any other brands but I believe there are several others. The Nike sleeves I have are very good and I think they help me stay cool as well.



    I also wear one of these in the summer:



    file_4_1_2.png
    ordered one last week. I had two growths removed from the back of my neck this winter.




    I take some crap wearing that hat but it's never stopped me. Most of the time the it's "are you going to or coming from the farm" or something to that effect. It's comfortable to wear and never notice it on any swings at all.
    lemme tell ya as a cancer survivor I take this **** seriously ! Any half witted numb skull who thinks protection from the one thing that can kill us is for weak sissies can stick a one fifty watt light bulb up their a** and smile.




    Agreed.
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    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
  • jkumpirejkumpire Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
    Interesting find yesterday,



    I had time to kill before a baseball game yesterday and I walked into a Dick's Sporting Goods shop for the last time (yes, I will not buy from there, except in this case). I only intended to see what solar sleeves they had and try a set on, then the store clerk helping me discovered they were selling out the Nike Blue solar sleeves. the price was already under $20 for them so I took it up to the register and I paid $5 for them.



    I feel guilty for buying them, but it was a good deal. You might want to see if you local store is doing the same thing.
  • kmbeankmbean Members Posts: 918 ✭✭
    edited May 17, 2018 #23
    Just had my cousIn lose a friend at 36 to Melanoma. Be careful and cover up friends.
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  • Sh00terMcgavinSh00terMcgavin Members Posts: 294 ✭✭
    Nike solar sleeves and Nike large brimmed hat are the ticket for me.
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  • CELTICCELTIC Members Posts: 244 ✭✭
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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭
    CELTIC wrote:


    My hats are from https://www.sundayafternoons.com



    My shirts are from https://www.sansolei...Styles_c_1.html



    My pants are from http://www.patagonia...-sun-protection



    Not cheap stuff but absolutely worth it.




    Thanks for sharing!
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    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
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  • dam276dam276 I shoulda yelled two Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    I’ve got 3 of these and use them at the beach as well as the course:



    https://www.imperialsports.com/product/gt01-sun-protech/



    Have found them for sale at courses from time to time logo’d as well.
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  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,544 ClubWRX
    Let me add a sunscreen recommendation as well. Blue Lizard is always excellent, but I have migrated to Australian Gold Botanical as my go to sunscreen. The regular SPF 50 version simply does not come off and seems to protect very well. The SPF 50 face formulation works fantastic as well, but unless some of you guys trend metro the matte tint might challenge your manhood. LOL!
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    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
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    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭


    Let me add a sunscreen recommendation as well. Blue Lizard is always excellent, but I have migrated to Australian Gold Botanical as my go to sunscreen. The regular SPF 50 version simply does not come off and seems to protect very well. The SPF 50 face formulation works fantastic as well, but unless some of you guys trend metro the matte tint might challenge your manhood. LOL!




    Are these sunscreens full of the parobens or whatever those chemicals are that are bad? I use sunscreen every time I play but my understanding is that not all are created equal and that some might even be harmful.
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,544 ClubWRX
    ebrasmus21 wrote:



    Let me add a sunscreen recommendation as well. Blue Lizard is always excellent, but I have migrated to Australian Gold Botanical as my go to sunscreen. The regular SPF 50 version simply does not come off and seems to protect very well. The SPF 50 face formulation works fantastic as well, but unless some of you guys trend metro the matte tint might challenge your manhood. LOL!




    Are these sunscreens full of the parobens or whatever those chemicals are that are bad? I use sunscreen every time I play but my understanding is that not all are created equal and that some might even be harmful.


    Active ingredients are Ti oxide and Zinc oxide. I am pretty sure no avobenzone, oxyacrilate, etc... (the bad stuff in the cheap sunscreens that turns your whites to yellow) are used.
    Driver: Callaway GBB Epic 9° w/Project X HZRDUS T800 65 gm 6.0 flex
    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Mid Slim 2.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX in yellow
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,353 ✭✭

    ebrasmus21 wrote:



    Let me add a sunscreen recommendation as well. Blue Lizard is always excellent, but I have migrated to Australian Gold Botanical as my go to sunscreen. The regular SPF 50 version simply does not come off and seems to protect very well. The SPF 50 face formulation works fantastic as well, but unless some of you guys trend metro the matte tint might challenge your manhood. LOL!




    Are these sunscreens full of the parobens or whatever those chemicals are that are bad? I use sunscreen every time I play but my understanding is that not all are created equal and that some might even be harmful.


    Active ingredients are Ti oxide and Zinc oxide. I am pretty sure no avobenzone, oxyacrilate, etc... (the bad stuff in the cheap sunscreens that turns your whites to yellow) are used.




    You buy off amazon or where do you go?
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
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