We all know about arm warmers, but are you familiar with the new kid on the block - arm screens?
What are arm screens?
A more breathable, lightweight cousin of the arm warmer, arm screens or coolers are lightweight tubes of material that you wear on your arms during warmer weather. They're designed to protect your arms from the sun's harmful rays and keep you cool while you're out pedalling hard.
How do arm screens keep you cool?
Although logic suggests that covering your arms would make you hotter as the mercury rises, arm coolers do a fantastic job keeping you cool in the heat.
Some of you may be skeptical about arm screens and think a long sleeve jersey would do the job just as well. Not so.
Arm screens work on the same principle as base layers, wicking the moisture away from your arms to the outside of the sleeves. When the sweat reaches the outside it will evaporate in the breeze causing a wonderful cooling effect on your arms.
Some of you may be skeptical about arm screens and think a long sleeve jersey would do the job just as well. Not so. Long sleeve jerseys just aren't as close-fitting as arm screens are, so the evaporative cooling effect is lost.
Plus, if it all does get a bit too much or you stop off for a cake break, you can just roll down the arm screens for extra respite from the heat.
Not just a one trick pony.
Arm screens not only keep you cool, as the name suggests they also act like a screen blocking UV rays, allowing you to ditch the sunscreen. If you're prone to turning into a lobster at the first sight of sun, arm coolers may be the answer to your burning issue.
Top Tip: If the temperature starts creeping up pour a little cool water over your arm screens. As the water evaporates you'll get a really nice cooling effect all over.
Now you can protect yourself from the sun, keep yourself cool and of course match your favourite kit with a pair of arm screens from our stylish collection.
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