Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1 out of 5 by Victimofnicknametheft Really small
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golf300 I Was Skeptical, But Not Any More!
I doubted the "cooling" function would work, but needed the sun protection factor for my arms. But I must say, it really does work. I have many performance fabric shirts that I wear for golf, coaching, and exercise, so these sleeves were the perfect complement to them. The technology works and my arms were markedly cooler. I will be purchasing a shirt with Omni-Freeze Zero technology for the whole effect.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by suntri Comfortable and functional
Did the job, both in blocking the sun and keeping me cool on long training rides on the bike. I have used other brands of arm coolers, but liked the Columbia -- cut is long and covered my arm completely to the wrist, and stays up well without being binding on the upper arm.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gochugogi Superb sun protection & cooling but more color choices needed
I own two pairs of the Columbia Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve, one in white and another in stone blue. I'm 5'8" 140LB and a slender toned build, but the L/XL fits me well. I tried the S/M and it was extremely tight (fits my 5'2" GF). The L/XL seemed snug at first but once installed felt comfortable, providing excellent support and compression of arm muscles.
I bought these sleeves for playing classical guitar while wearing short sleeved shirts. Yes, that may seem odd, but the compression relaxes my muscles and allows my right arm (the picking hand) to freely slide around and change tone, execute harmonics, etc., without my sweaty skin sticking to the guitar. And the secondary benefit is the Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve is noticeably cooler at gigs--I sweat profusely--than my Nike and Phiten sleeves.
I auditioned the Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve for sun protection while involved in mellow outdoor activities such as photography, hiking and biking. I live in the tropics so the sun is brutal and can burn through my tee-shirt in 20 minutes. The Columbia sleeves kept my arms a burn-free milky white! I noticed cooling the most when riding my bike. With one arm bare and the other decked out in a Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve, the sleeved arm felt like AC was blowing directly on it! The bare arm was, well, very warm. The combination of sweat and moving air maximizes cooling.
The Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve is a very good product: nice compression, noticeable cooling, excellent sun protection and perfect for guitar playing and outdoor activities in heat and sun. I'd rather the sleeves were plain and didn't have a huge "Columbia" written along the length. Wish there were more color choices. Black, while not great in the sun, would be my first choice for stage use.
August 15, 2014