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I find sleeves to be pretty unbearable in humid weather but superior to sunscreen in every other situation.

I've only tried a cheapo Amazon brand (would not recommend) and the Nike sun sleeves (would recommend), so maybe there's a more breathable brand out there.

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Being of hispanic and italian decent... I usually just slap on some SPF 15 and call it a day. I don't want 1 randomly dark hand.

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LoL,,, I have a player who is fair skinned and wears 2 gloves. His arms are tan but his hands are super white. Not gonna lie, it's and odd look..

I have arm warmers for cycling and they usually drive me nuts trying to keep them up, could be that they are old but I am a cheap O so I make do. Not sure what I would do if I had to struggle with sun sleeves and swing a club constantly. I don't mind sunscreen at all, but I find that I tan even with it applied so I know it's not really helping as much as I think it should. The 30 me didn't care, the 55 me is beginning to care much much more...

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Just got my first pair of sleeves this year. Got cheaper ones off amazon to try. Really like them aside from being a little tight on my upper arm. Just gotta find the right ones.

Main reason I moved to sleeves for the hot summer was have sun screen on my arms and having it rub off on my pants/shorts and arm rest in my car. That was enough for me to make the switch.

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I use both, I tend to use the sleeves the hotter/more humid it gets, as they help more with sweat. For sunscreen, zinc based Blue Lizard all the time. I should use a wide brim hat all the time, but don't. Still wear shorts all the time.

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@Obsessed I dislike logos too, and purchased 3 pairs of SHINYMOD cooling sun sleeves off Amazon a year ago for $17... small 'S' shield shaped logo is non-obvious, especially if you rotate logo to inside of wrist (light grey logo on white sleeves is barely noticeable, very subtle)@MaineMariner I found SHINYMOD sleeves to be highly breathable ... I can feel breeze evaporating sweat from sleeves, providing a pleasant cooling effect.
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Chemical sunscreen converts UV to heat? Is that an observation or a scientific fact? Not trying to be argumentative at all. I never heard it and am interested in staying cooler, that's for sure. Thanks.

 

edit: Found this. Everything you ever wanted to know about how the two types work.https://www.wired.com/story/whats-deal-with-sunscreen-does-it-work-or-not/

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I am going to try to see if I can tell a heat difference between one arm treated with chemical sunscreen and the other with Blue Lizard. I am guessing I won't be able to tell.

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I wear Pearl Izumi sleeves in sunny AZ. Love them. I get a new pair every year. I also wear them mountain biking. The lower key logo on the new ones is nice.

I use Ti/Zn oxide sunscreen on my face, neck, and the top of my hands and wear a wide brim bucket, Nike currently, but my fav is my older Ping boonie. I use chem sunscreen on my legs.

I re-up my sunscreens at the turn using only my left hand to rub it in since that hand is gloved for full swings. I carry a wet washcloth to keep clubs and ball clean and use it to clean my hand and dry it on my towel after re-applying.

I had squamous cut off my nose a couple of years ago even though I'd been assiduously avoiding sun exposure for more than 10 years before that showed up. Fashion be damned. I'd much rather wear a big a** bucket than have the awful looking white forehead tan, not to mention the cancer.

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It's the least greasy of the ones I've tried. And also leaves you looking less white than some others. Application is a little sloppier than the chemical types, but not all that bad.

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4,5 hybrids (22,25 degrees)  Adams
6-GW Maltby STi irons, graphite
54 & 58º Wedges
Odyssey Jailbird Mini
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I just received the "shawl" I purchased and have been wearing it the last few hours (i did some work in my golf shop, did some gardening, and watched some TV). After the first two minutes, I didn't even notice I had it on. Definitely going to put it in play next time I go out to the course.

Great recommendation.

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Those are the ones I'm currently using. They do have a slight cooling effect. Can feel it when its windy especially. Been pretty happy with them so far.

 

As far as others at the course wearing sleeves, I have never anyone else wearing them. I'm ok being the only one wearing them. There are a few others wearing some kind of wide brimmed hat however.

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i too feel I'm alone with sleeves as i never see anyOne else wearing them. Half the time get asked why I'm wearing them.

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For a few years I was the only person I ever (or nearly ever) saw wearing them at my club. Then about three years ago at almost exactly the same time two other guys started wearing them. Now on a busy Saturday I might see half a dozen or so, never any more than that. On a less busy day I might be the only one.

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