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Offline Datsdad

Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:34:52 pm »
I'm looking for sources for cycling clothing which offers a UV rating. Any guidance will be appreciated.

Thanks,
David

Offline indyfabz

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 03:39:05 pm »
I prefer non-violent clothing.  ;D

Here is an article I found by Googling "upf cycling clothing." The search also returned links for specific items.

http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/apparel/the-upf-gear-you-need-to-avoid-sunburns-while-riding/slide/8

Offline Datsdad

Re: Sources for Ultra Violet Protective Clothing
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 03:50:15 pm »
Thanks for information and pointing errors of my ways...

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Sources for Ultra Violet Protective Clothing
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 04:35:17 pm »
Call me old-fashioned, but I have had a farmer's tan pretty much every summer I've spent on this earth, and to the best of my knowledge, I've never worn any ultraviolet protective clothing until the last two years.  I tried some sun sleeves (Pearl Izumi and Voler), and they worked.  I'll note that when the temperature gets over 80-85F at home (where it's humid), sun sleeves are too warm for me so they come off and sunscreen goes on.

So, IME, just about any shirt or shorts block UV to the point I don't get sunburn or even tanned.  The only exception is a shirt that had holes punched in it for ventilation; but even with that, the holes were small enough, and the shirt flapped enough, that it was more of a very light tan than a burn.

Bottom line: UV protective clothing is marketing hooey.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 05:09:55 pm by Pat Lamb »

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 05:01:10 pm »
Don't know if its possible or not to change the TITLE of your post.  But if possible, please change the TITLE to "Ultra Violet".  Not ultra VIOLENT.

Offline hon_cho

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 08:47:26 pm »
Last summer I purchased a Bellwether Men's Sunscreen UV Long Sleeve Jersey.  I liked it enough to buy a second one.   They are available on Ebay for only $23 shipped (in USA) from Bikewagon.   I purchased the XL jerseys because reviews said they ran small in size.   Also,  they are only available in white and hi vis yellow.  As I dislike logo and advertising laden jerseys,  I have no complaints about the plain unadorned fabric. 

Still need to use sunscreen on my hands, face, neck and legs.   

Good luck. 

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 12:56:23 am »
I just use regular biking jerseys, shorts, etc, and sunscreen--every time I go out in the sun season.  I also get checked by a dermatologist twice a year.  I get in trouble if I don't, b/c my daughter is a dermatologist.  I have had two basal cell skin cancers removed, which puts me at higher risk for the scary ones--melanomas.  They must be found and removed as they tend to metastasize (spread) to other organs and can therefore be fatal.   
May the wind be at your back!

Offline DaveB

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 05:58:07 pm »
When I saw the title of this thread my first thought was to recommend a suit of armor.  :D

Offline Nard

Re: Sources for Ultra Violent Protective Clothing
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2017, 07:12:07 pm »
I bought a bright orange and yellow green long sleeve t shirt from Amazon, made by Hanes. These are SPF 50, bright colored, wash out easy, light for wearing in hot weather( have used it in 90 degree days), and I never want to wear a cotton long sleeve or short sleeve t shirt again. Love thess and they cost 10.00 each.
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