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    Summer long sleeve cycling jersey/pants/tights recommendation for wife?

    Hi ladies,

    I'm here to ask if you have a recommendation on a summer cycling pants/tights?

    I got my wife into riding bikes with me around town, but she prefers full body coverage to avoid the sun.. I looked around for longsleeve jersys and pants and they all seems to be made for cooler/colder weather...

    We live in Miami and our temp never drops down below 80 during day time, so need something that's thin and breathable..

    Thanks for your help in advance!
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    I use Specialized 'sun sleeves' and a short-sleeve jersey. My sun sleeves are a little loose, so I need a jersey with elastic at the bottom of the short sleeves to hold the sun sleeves up. I think I get max breathability with this option.

    I also have a Terry Sunblocker jersey. It has long sleeves and is similar fabric to a normal summer-weight bike jersey (e.g. not as 'air conditioned' as the super air conditioned jersey fabric).

    Neither are as cool as no sleeves.

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    Tights are definitely going to be hard to find, I think all I've ever really seen are meant for cooler warmer. But like miatagal said, there's companies (Specialized, Novara/REI, Pearl Izumi, etc) that make knee covers and arm covers that are meant to provide sun protection. I know from my experience with wearing arm ones is that they are still pretty hot to wear.

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    thanks all, will look into the option of arm and leg covers
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    Covers are my fav Wicking athletic knee socks with the toes cut off also work for that.
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