Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves

Priced: $29.95 - $30.00 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 10 reviews.
Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves
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FEATURES of the Pearl Izumi Men's Sun Sleeves Arm Warmer.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Pearl Izumi Men's Sun Sleeves Arm Warmer.


  • Easy on and off; sleeves feature an anatomic right- and left-arm-specific fit


  • Stretch nylon fabric blend moves moisture away from your arms for cool, dry comfort
  • Black colorway features ELITE Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool® technology to provide optimal cooling and sun protection by reflecting UV rays
  • With a UPF 40+ rating on top, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • 90% nylon, 10% elastane


  • Direct-vent mesh on bottom of arm


  • Pearl Izumi recommends purchasing the same size arm warmer as your typical cycle jersey size


  • Sun Sleeves feature reflective elements to boost your visibility when riding in dim light


  • Underarm mesh panels enhance air circulation
  • Sold as a pair.
  • In-R-Cool technology to provide optimal skin-cooling effect and moisture management when you perspire
Don't let those sizzling summer rays scorch your warm-season mileage. Chill out with the cooling protection of these performance-packed running sleeves from Pearl Izumiz®.
Features ELITE Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool® technology for optimal cooling and protection from harmful UV rays.
Features ELITE Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool technology that delivers efficient skin-cooling and moisture management.
UPF 40+ sun protection.
Direct-Vent mesh on bottom side of sleeves.
Reflective details for visibility in low-light conditions.
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
The Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves will provide sun protection and help keep you cool with ELITE Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool® technology. Top 25 Category Product
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Fabric:90% nylon/10% elastane
LG:25.25 in/ 13.5 in/ 7.5 in.
MD:24.5 in/ 13 in/ 7.25 in.
SM:24 in/12.5 in/7 in.
Sun-protective fabric:Yes
Technology:coldblack® (black only) Ice-fil®( white only)
Warmer type:Arm warmer
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Pearl Izumi Sun Sleeves Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Great Sun Protection, Good Fit

I use these sun sleeves for road biking, and so far I like them a lot. I bought them specifically to prevent my pale arms from burning since sunscreen doesn't cut it. So far I've worn the sleeves for about 100 miles total on sunny trails, and I haven't gotten sunburned at all. I don't find these to be cooler than bare arms, but temps have been 90+ degrees here, so I'm not faulting the sleeves for that. They are not so warm that I'm tempted to remove them mid-ride; really they're only slightly warmer than bare arms would be.

As for sizing, I'm 5'1" tall and my arm inseam (wrist to pit) is about 16 inches. My size Small sleeves measure 16.5 inches which is the perfect length for me since my extended arm necessitates a bit of extra length to ensure there's no gap between jersey sleeve and sun sleeve.

The only slight con would be that I think they'll be hard to keep clean. Between dust, dirt, grease, and grass stains (I may have fallen off my bike once...), my sleeves are not the pearly white that they were new, even after machine washing. They don't lose any stars for that though.

I would recommend these sun sleeves, and I will be buying new ones when/if mine wear out or ever look embarrassingly dingy.
Wahoowa at REI on 07/07/2013

Excellent option for the hot summer

I have several pairs of these sun sleeves (in both white and black) and I use them extensively year-round. They are very comfortable with a snug but not too tight fit. They stretch easily and stay in place. I tried the Novara brand as well but they expect a much thicker arm and therefore were baggy and did not stay in place.

During the summer they are very good at creating an evaporative cooling effect once you start sweating and you actually end up feeling much cooler - much to the surprise of many people who ask me. I like the fact that I don't need sunscreen on my arms and therefore can sweat more efficiently.

During the colder sunny winter days I like to wear a pair of black ones which continue to protect my skin from the sun while adding just a tad of warming effect. They are very breathable and comfortable.

The only thing I wish was different is that they were longer. I have long arms and so it is difficult to get them adjusted to cover my wrists all they way up to under my sleeves. I usually work around this by putting sunscreen on my wrists.
MikeBikeTexas at REI on 10/10/2013

Are long, not too hot, good protection

These do run long--have a medium and wish they wer just a inch or two shorter.

They are fairly cool, but they do get a bit hot on long and hot rides--I live in the deep south of the US so summers are very hot and humid.

I use them on cool winter rides, again I live in the deep south of the US so it doesn't get cold here.

They stay in place well, which always a good feature in an arm cooler/warmer.

The reflective accents are wearing off after a summer and winter of washings.
Vcyclist at REI on 04/04/2013

Blocks the UVs, but feels warmish

I like it for the UV protection, but it can be warm feeling during a hot day. I wear it because I don't like sun block and would use this up 80F. Any warmer and I use lotion.

Another great use is those cooler morning rides overlapping into warmer days. I use it as a light arm warmer.
mikaling at REI on 04/04/2013

Fantastic product!!!

I have worn these on many 5+ hour rides without getting sun burned. Excellent product. The only criticism is that they are very long. I wish there was a women's specific model for shorter arms. I wear the S and there's just loo much fabric. However, it's not a big drawback. They do what they are supposed to do!
momoftwo at REI on 06/06/2012

Great product

Friends recommended this product to me for my half-Ironman distance triathlon and I was very pleased I had purchased and used it. It kept me cool during the 85 degree day, and kept me from getting burned! I definitely recommend this for those who will be out in direct sun for hours on end.
HikinLinds at REI on 05/05/2013

Confortable as it looks

In the Route at day You can forget the mess of Solar Protection in your arms typical burned in cyclists but I really dont know if some UV protection You need either. in night traffic You are more noticeable. White color combines with everything!
TOÑO at REI on 03/03/2013

Still good

Good product, has seen an update since the previous 2 pairs I had purchased in the past. The current version, feels "lighter" nice on a hot day. As with previous versions, using care when taking off, pulling on will extend product life...
David18 at REI on 09/09/2013

Great sun protection

Super light and comfortable. I thought they would get hot but actually was cooler for my arms with them on, reflects the sunlight.
kill switch at REI on 05/05/2013

Neutral Reviews:

It's true that I don't have supermodel thin arms but these were very tight in the upper arm area. I wanted these for the sun protection while driving, but they felt like they were cutting off circulation to my arms after just a few seconds of wearing them. These might be great for someone with really thin arms, but they just didn't work for me. I ordered a small based on the size chart, but maybe I would be fine with a Medium.
Anonymous - customer at on 05/15/2013