UV protection jersey and/or shorts

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Boshk
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Anyone wear these type of jerseys or shorts during their rides?

any brands?
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Pearl Izumi has on their jerseys and they are listed too.
Pearl Izumi Speed jersey has UPF 40+
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by C36

Boshk wrote:Anyone wear these type of jerseys or shorts during their rides?

any brands?


Mavic has a special filter on their website where you can display all the sun blocking items. I have the arms warmers, perfect so far.


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Boshk
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by Boshk

TurboKoo wrote:Pearl Izumi has on their jerseys and they are listed too.
Pearl Izumi Speed jersey has UPF 40+


yea, it looks like they are pretty much the only ones. Sportful used to do one. All the googling came up with was Pearl and Louis Garneau.
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Aren't most kit SPF these days?

Rapha used to have big warnings on their superlightweight jersey - not spf - but all of the others were SPF40.
A cursory look at rapha, the ones that are spf40 have in the details column
The champsys stuff says uv 50+ on specific fabrics.
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silvalis wrote:Aren't most kit SPF these days?

Rapha used to have big warnings on their superlightweight jersey - not spf - but all of the others were SPF40.
A cursory look at rapha, the ones that are spf40 have in the details column
The champsys stuff says uv 50+ on specific fabrics.


I actually thought most wouldn't be. I don't know the tech behind it, but I would have thought it would require some special addition to the fabric to give UV protection.

I'll have a look at Rapha
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Hmm.
could be wrong. Just had a look at some other random brands.
Q36.5 specifically say SPF50, but Capo and Ornot don't. Castelli only say it on their arm/leg sun sleeves.

I find Capo and ornot not claiming spf odd, being californian brands.
Here in Aus, we've been smashed with skin cancer awareness ads for the last 30+ years, which is probably why I feel the above is odd...
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Everything in DHB's "Blok" range on Wiggle is 50+ UV protection I believe

Boshk
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by Boshk

Jawa wrote:Everything in DHB's "Blok" range on Wiggle is 50+ UV protection I believe


Thanks! yea, just saw that too after I bought the Pearl Izumi, lucky they are similar priced.
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silvalis wrote:Hmm.
could be wrong. Just had a look at some other random brands.
Q36.5 specifically say SPF50, but Capo and Ornot don't. Castelli only say it on their arm/leg sun sleeves.

I find Capo and ornot not claiming spf odd, being californian brands.
Here in Aus, we've been smashed with skin cancer awareness ads for the last 30+ years, which is probably why I feel the above is odd...


I wonder how many cyclists do wear SPF/UPF clothing or even use sunscreen?

I never really thought about it until friends told me I got darker from cycling. If I was going to the beach, I wouldn't even hesitate putting on sunscreen.
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I use lots of sunscreen so far. Looking at my skin it seems my jerseys are quite SPF (castelli)

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Boshk wrote:
I wonder how many cyclists do wear SPF/UPF clothing or even use sunscreen?

I never really thought about it until friends told me I got darker from cycling. If I was going to the beach, I wouldn't even hesitate putting on sunscreen.


Depends where you are from/social culture I guess? As I mentioned, over here they smash in to you, wear sunscreen if you are going out and playing sport, etc.

If I recall correctly there was a GCN ask-the-pros video about sunscreen - 50-50 whether they do or not.
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