Friday, March 30, 2012

Now available: Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves

Here's a classic hot-weather cycling dilemma: You want to keep the sun off of your arms, but you're tired of constantly slathering on greasy sunscreen. You could wear a long-sleeve jersey, but that would feel too hot (and maybe look a little funny) on a summer day.

Century Cycles has the answer with the new Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves. They work just like arm warmers, in that they are temporary sleeves that you pull on or take off as needed. You might want to call them "arm coolers" though, because they're meant to keep you cool rather than warm.

Start with the white, rather than the usual black, color. This helps to reflect, rather than absorb the sun's rays. The Elite Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology provides UPF 40+ sun protection. Mesh panels on the bottom provide excellent breathability. Left- and right-specific cut gives you a smooth, comfortable fit.

With the summer-like Spring season that we've been having, I've had a chance to try out the Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves on several sunny day rides. I can vouch for the fact that they do their job as advertised. The material breathes so well that I would even go so far as to say that I felt cooler with the Sun Sleeves on than I would feel with bare arms. When the hot sun of a long day in the saddle is really beating down on you, just dowse the sun sleeves with some water from your bottle, and as the water dries, it's like having air conditioning on your bike!

The Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves are now in stock in Small, Medium, and Large at our stores in Medina, Peninsula, and Rocky River; $30 per pair.

An added bonus is that they look great with our new Century Cycles Custom Jerseys and Shorts, also in stock in our stores!

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