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Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2019
Have now gone through 5 months with one pair of these used 4x/week and washed about 2x/week. The light blue has faded a bit and the initially firm compression has gone away, but they are not uncomfortable on my 32" long arms with a 10" circumference. Sun screen aspect is very good, but they are not completely opaque, probably at least SPF100. While cycling they are ok upto the low 90sF if you keep moving or for short stops. For longevity I would guess another season's use and then discard. Not bad for ~$4.50 a pair. For people with arms longer than 34" they might be a problem, as though they are stretchy, by the same token the elastic will pull them away from my gloves at the wrist for a 1/8-1/4" gap. I like them. Those with larger arms (ie 15") may notice a lot of compression with new ones as they likely will expand to that diameter. But IME it might be best to look for ones a bit larger for longer/larger arms. These are uni-size. There has been a bit of minor unraveling at the top but not enough to compromise the stitching or hem. I don't think this will be a problem

3 yr report: attached is the grey end of 3d season sleeve next to a blue never used sleeve. Although the lycra is mostly gone on the used sleeve it is still present where needed at the top of the arm. Still has good sun block, as above, at least SPF100, I can see the barest hint of skin darkening on the arm. So first sleeve pair lasted 3 seasons used 15-18x/month April to October every yr washed twice/week.
Kind of dingy after all this but holds up well enough IME. Note that the gray sleeve looked exactly like the blue sleeve in May of 2019, so color fade from sun/washing will occur and after the first year the overall compression will go away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for thinner women or small men
By sch on October 7, 2019
Have now gone through 5 months with one pair of these used 4x/week and washed about 2x/week. The light blue has faded a bit and the initially firm compression has gone away, but they are not uncomfortable on my 32" long arms with a 10" circumference. Sun screen aspect is very good, but they are not completely opaque, probably at least SPF100. While cycling they are ok upto the low 90sF if you keep moving or for short stops. For longevity I would guess another season's use and then discard. Not bad for ~$4.50 a pair. For people with arms longer than 34" they might be a problem, as though they are stretchy, by the same token the elastic will pull them away from my gloves at the wrist for a 1/8-1/4" gap. I like them. Those with larger arms (ie 15") may notice a lot of compression with new ones as they likely will expand to that diameter. But IME it might be best to look for ones a bit larger for longer/larger arms. These are uni-size. There has been a bit of minor unraveling at the top but not enough to compromise the stitching or hem. I don't think this will be a problem

3 yr report: attached is the grey end of 3d season sleeve next to a blue never used sleeve. Although the lycra is mostly gone on the used sleeve it is still present where needed at the top of the arm. Still has good sun block, as above, at least SPF100, I can see the barest hint of skin darkening on the arm. So first sleeve pair lasted 3 seasons used 15-18x/month April to October every yr washed twice/week.
Kind of dingy after all this but holds up well enough IME. Note that the gray sleeve looked exactly like the blue sleeve in May of 2019, so color fade from sun/washing will occur and after the first year the overall compression will go away.
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