Don’t laugh – just a few years ago a lot of us were making fun of Buffs, too.
Simms just came out with their SunSleeves, pictured above. What’s a SunSleeve? It’s basically a stretchy UPF 50+ synthetic tube that you slide onto your arm to help keep the sun off. It comes up to the middle of your bicep, and there’s an elastic band at the top to hold it in place.
Why We Like SunSleeves
- They’re another convenient way to dodge the sun. Cancer is bad.
- We like wearing short-sleeve shirts on the flats – coming from the Pacific Northwest, it just feels good. When mid-afternoon rolls around and we’ve already gotten some sun on our arms, it’s much easier (and more effective) to pull on our SunSleeves than it is to grease up our arms.
- They’re really lightweight and cool – on hot days they keep your arms cooler than if they were bare.
We were skeptical when we first saw them, but all it took was a day on the flats and we were sold on the SunSleeves.
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Tom Larimer says
Simms should make ankle sleeves -aka camo knee socks.
Reese Ewing says
nonsense. roll up your sleeves if you want some sun and roll them down if you don’t. Most good fishing shirts have buttons and latches for bringing the sleeves up pretty high. The sun gator for the neck and face is a great idea. the sun sleeves, not so great. On the flats, less gear is better.