Columbia Freezer Zero Arm Sleeves
Bought some of these in the S/M size and was unpleasantly surprised to learn that there is no way this would ever fit a medium. Couldn't even get them past my elbow. Also the size chart for these lists hats and gloves, which have nothing to do with sleeve sizes. It's especially disappointing because I also got a zero rules long sleeve shirt in size M and it is a little loose on the arms (fits great). Now I have to pay return shipping and wait if I even get a bigger size.
September 9, 2014
Amazing cool protection
Omni freeze fabric is amazing. If someone would have told me I'd be cooler with fabric on than w/o I would have said they were crazy. I don't know how they did it but this fabric keeps the sun off your skin and feels like the A/C is blowing on you. I bought one pair of sleeves for $32 and wear my regular Tshirts fishing instead of spending $500 on speciality angler shirts. Saved me a ton of money. They make bluffs, hats and gloves out of the same fabric. Sleeves fit snug and don't slide down ur arm. Amazing product.
June 8, 2013
Also good for warmth
I bought these to help stay cool during runs in our muggy climate. Unfortunately, I ordered them just as the weather turned cool. It was a good thing I had them stashed in my run belt, though, because I underdressed for a run a couple days ago in 48 degree weather and slipped these on hoping they would provide some warmth, which they did, just enough to keep me going. I'm 5'4" and 117 pounds with fairly small-boned arms and I found these to be a little loose and a little long (I just gave them a small roll at the end). I can see how a slightly larger person might find these too small. I would have like to have seen a slip-resistant band for the bicep. They did stay up while I ran, but I had expected some compression so I was a little disappointed. The sleeves are not "stretchy" much at all. I look forward to trying these if we ever see warm weather again!
September 12, 2014
The first time I wore them I spent the day river rafting in the hot sun. They got wet but dried quickly. I stayed cool the whole time and my arms didn't get a hint of sunburn though my neck did! It's like wearing a long sleeved shirt with sunscreen but way more comfortable and definitely cooler. Doesn't add as much weight to the backpack as a shirt either. Fantastic product.
September 24, 2014