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Even though I was wearing a white Coolmax Shorty head covering under my helmet today, I got burned through the vents. I was outside on a bike ride for about 6 1/2 hours. Makes me wonder about the cycling jerseys and what I wear, Reebok play-dry shirts - how sun protective they really are.

www.skincancer.org/sun-protective-clothing.html

I found this article, as well:

www.active.com/cycling/Articles/Sunscreen_can_t_offer_complete_protection_from_the_sun.htm

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A lot of cycle gear now comes with an spf rating. You can often look it up on their websites.

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My problem is two-fold: I'm too big for most cycling jerseys and my wallet is too thin for most new purchases. I'm going to see if I can find the laundry additive "Sun Guard".

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www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/mens/pid1000511-Men-s-ColdGear-174-Longsleeve-Crew/1000511-100

www.underarmour.com/shop/us/en/mens/pid1201167-Men-s-UA-HeatGear-174-Legging/1201167-001

www.desotosport.com/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DSS&Product_Code=CW&Category_Code=skincooler

www.desotosport.com/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DSS&Product_Code=LST1&Category_Code=skincooler

www.desotosport.com/merchant.mvc+Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DSS&Product_Code=LC&Category_Code=OCS

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posted 6/6/2011
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This sun protective topic is right on target with the northern hemisphere. As this and the coming months are generally our busiest riding time of the year it's an excellent time to be thinking about skin protection from the sun. Thanks for the links and for starting this thread. We have numerous threads about helmets and protecting our heads but too few about taking care of our skin.
I know I'm guilty of getting out for a quick ride and forgetting the sunblock. Having clothing that helps protect one's skin is a great idea.

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Found a couple of new articles:


target=_blank>www.bicycling.com/training/health-injuries/sunscreen-users-guide?cid=socTR_20150525_46317746&adbid=10153348137851670&adbpl=fb&adbpr=24470421669

www.bicycling.com/training/health-injuries/how-prevent-and-recognize-skin-cancer

Never did try the laundry product "Sun Guard"
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Hi YP,

I've always used Coolibar swimshirts and when snorkeling in the Tropics. Never got burned through the shirt even spending hours snorkeling in direct sun and they are rated SPF 50+ and block >98% of UVA/UVB. They do carry sun bandanas and skullcaps, etc.

www.coolibar.com/home.jsp

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I ride a recumbent with 18 degrees of recline. I have a shadow where my heart rate monitor shades my skin under my jersey. The "sun tan" on the rest of the skin under the jersey is not strong and I've never been burned with my jerseys, it also is apparent that some UV gets through - probably when the jersey is soaked with sweat.

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I also use arm and leg coolers from several different sources, and find them to work, both to cool and to decrease the sun effect on my skin. The white ones also reflect a lot of the heat. The biggest problem with them is fit; most come in size "too loose" or "too short". My Headsweats riding cap (REI) is a little tight, but it protects my scalp, and the short bill shades my eyes.

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posted 5/29/2015
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I know that many outdoor workers wear long sleeves and long pants. The landscapers, farmers/pickers, construction, and roofers mostly do, but not all. Yet it's rare to see local cyclists do that.

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Clarence Pickard wore long underwear, long pants, long sleeve shirts, and a pith helmet on Ragbrai I.
ragbrai.com/2009/05/04/remembering-clarence-pickard/
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