Why You Should Be Wearing Sun Protection Arm Sleeves

Arm sleeves have gained popularity among athletes over the years for a number of reasons. For one, their natural compression can improve the circulation in your arms to provide support and boost muscle recovery. On top of that, they provide protection from scrapes, turf burn and sun damage. Styles with a rating of at least UPF50 offer reliable protection against harmful UV rays. If the arm sleeve doesn’t have a UPF label, you’ll want to look for arm bands made of darker materials and denser weaves for sun protection. To simplify your shopping experience, we rounded up some of the best arm sleeves for men that offer sun protection.  Each of our picks is moisture wicking, quick drying and equipped with lots of stretch.

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1. Tough Outdoors Cooling Arm Sleeve

This style is made of a durable, highly elastic material that can stretch to fit most sizes and features a smooth seamless construction to prevent irritation.

Pros: Ribbed detailing helps them stay comfortably in place. They come in eight colors including high-visibility yellow and beige.

Cons: They may be too tight for some.

Tough Outdoors UV Cooling Arm Sleeve
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2. Under Armour Performance Sleeve

This UA sleeve is designed to offer tight, second-skin compression fit that increases circulation to boost performance.

Pros: It’s offered in six colors and various sizes.

Cons: You only get one sleeve, not a pair.

Under Armour Performance HeatGear Sleeve
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3. SportsTrail Cooling Arm Sleeves

This pair is also crafted from a fabric blend that’s breathable, tear resistant and super stretchy to fit most arms.

Pros: They come in eight colors, including bright green, pink, purple and blue.

Cons: Some may find they run big.

SportsTrail Cooling Arm Sleeves
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