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Sleeveless jersey poll... Nay, Yea or Not Sure?(24 posts)

Sleeveless jersey poll... Nay, Yea or Not Sure?High Gear
Aug 8, 2003 6:21 AM
I'm not sure, but with this heat and humidity for the past two weeks I'm thinking about proclaiming Yea.
Yeajtolleson
Aug 8, 2003 6:32 AM
Absolutely. Only don't forget to put sunscreen on shoulder blades and underneath arms (not totally the arm pit but close). Stretched out on the hoods you expose more skin than you'd think.

I love sleeveless jerseys in the heat, and by using them at least half the time this year I've avoided the cyclist farmers tan on my arms. Same can't be said for legs, hands, and feet.
will be Yeastratoshark
Aug 8, 2003 6:37 AM
Started some mountain biking this year and will buy/order a sleeveless jersey soon. Or I may rip the sleeves off an old jersey. On technical dense wooded trails with lots of short steep hills the heat/humidity is intense. I hope the sleeveless will help. Someone wearing one on a road bike doesn't bother me. I'll do it.
Yealsg
Aug 8, 2003 6:42 AM
I cut the sleeves out of an old jersey for those nasty hot days and it feels cooler as well as evening out my arm tan.
yea (nm)Uprwstsdr
Aug 8, 2003 6:45 AM
Yea!! That's all I own! (nm)MisJG
Aug 8, 2003 6:48 AM
A big yeah....more comfortable, cooler (both literally and....BrianNYC
Aug 8, 2003 6:53 AM
figuratively) IMHO. We, as a society, need to get over the view that only people appearing on COPS (and not the cops) wear sleeveless shirts (a friend of mine calls them "wifebeaters," which has no good or humerous connotation). I wear old cut-off t-shirts mainly since I don't own many cycling jerseys. The wicking police may also disagree with t-shirts, but I think the fact that they don't wick as fast and stay damp helps to keep you cooler in the wind, although I have no scientific proof.
next thing, you'll be wearing speedo tri shorts (nm)tarwheel
Aug 8, 2003 7:45 AM
I'm going with a no.............Dave Hickey
Aug 8, 2003 7:50 AM
I ride in 90-110 temps all summer long and I prefer jersey's with sleeves. I use the sleeve to wipe sweat off my face. FYI, I don't wear gloves so I can't use the back of my gloves.
Definately Yeadpb
Aug 8, 2003 7:52 AM
I bike in ~32 celcius with a humidex of 40+. I own a white Sugoi sleeveless. It's the coolest jersey I've got. All my other jerseys are prodominantly white as well and I find this helps. They go well with my new white Specialized S1 S1 Team Zebra Helmet. A well vented helmet goes a long way to keeping you cool....what with ~80% of bodyheat lost through your noggin. At least that's what my mom told me when I wouldn't wear a toque in winter....

Cheers,
Damian
YEA ! t-shirt/cycling tan lines suck. nmclimbo
Aug 8, 2003 7:53 AM
nm
No, but . . .ms
Aug 8, 2003 8:01 AM
I do own one sleeveless jersey. I bought it last year for really hot (95+) days. I have worn it 2 or 3 times. I have not found it to be any cooler than my lighter sleeved jerseys (or example, my white Castelli simple jersey). I do not like the way it looks on me (my emaciated white upper arms look better covered). Will I wear it again? Maybe, but not likely.
under no circumstancesterry b
Aug 8, 2003 8:09 AM
my lovely wife made it very clear - spandex and tight-fitting euro jerseys = yes.

sleeveless on a man = no.
Yea. Have a Pearl Izumi sleeveless and love it.Ken of Fresno
Aug 8, 2003 8:28 AM
Ultrasensor fabric, mesh back, and a very long front zip. It's the coolest jersey I own, and the one I spend the most time in.
Yea. Have a Pearl Izumi sleeveless and love it.briburke
Aug 8, 2003 10:09 AM
I'll second that notion. I have two of these, and I probably wear them 80% of the time in the summer (Denver) when it's in the 90s. It's a drastic difference from sleeved jerseys - gotta let those pits breath.

-Brian
Yea. Have a Pearl Izumi sleeveless and love it.High Gear
Aug 8, 2003 11:12 AM
You guys talked me into it. I just ordered the white one. My wife said I wouldn't look bad.
re: Sleeveless jersey poll... Nay, Yea or Not Sure?gdtrfb24
Aug 8, 2003 8:35 AM
Yea!!! for me, down in florida in the summer, sleeveless is the way to go. even cut the sleeves off my softball jerseys and shirts. i also have a tanktop jersey i found on ebay that helps with the heat and humidity. it's all about comfort!!
Yea, but look outCritLover
Aug 8, 2003 9:13 AM
My recent spill in a sleeveless left me with a mad scar across my shoulder. Some sleeves would have definitely saved me some skin. But, since crashes are rare, I will still wear them.
On women, a big YES!CHRoadie
Aug 8, 2003 9:17 AM
On me, never. Some guys can pull it off, but not me.
Better yet, just bibs. Sorry ladies, it's pig Friday.. nmDave Hickey
Aug 8, 2003 9:22 AM
Wasn't there a pic posted not long ago... (nm)CHRoadie
Aug 8, 2003 12:09 PM
nm
race in one for tri's..dotkaye
Aug 8, 2003 10:03 AM
for some reason the tri race jerseys are at best sleeveless, at worst they are skimpy little man-bra things,
http://www.trisports.com/orelmenswims.html
(no, don't wear these..)

But I can't say it's noticeably cooler than short sleeves. Avoiding the farmer tan would be a good reason, but swimming and running shirtless usually takes care of that for me.
re: Sleeveless jersey poll... Nay, Yea or Not Sure?Sao
Aug 8, 2003 10:05 AM
Absolutely. Nothing I hate more than shirtsleeves tugging at my shoulder when it's 90 degrees. I second the sunscreen idea too -- had a very nasty shoulder burn when I forgot it one day earlier this year (during a road race, ironically -- I run too).
Nope.wacomme
Aug 8, 2003 8:03 PM
No, and I don't consider myself very fashion conscience nor old fashioned, but I see sleeveless for women, not men. This sounds awful (sexist) coming from me, but then again I don't wear dresses either for the same reason. Nightshirts and sarongs (when I lived in Malaysia) -- yes; dresses and skirts, no. Then again, maybe I just haven't caught the fashion trend. I AM over 40.

For hot weather, and all weather really, I prefer full-zip jerseys.