Sewing - Sleeve Extension

sleeve extension

During my 2012 Nevada backcountry bicycle tour (no tree cover and constant sun), I experienced some burning on the backs of my hands, which is why I designed these sleeve extensions. Because they do not interfere with air circulation too much, they are much cooler than gloves, but give the same protection from sunburn. During my 2014 tour, I went shirtless while bicycle touring Nevada and experienced no pain. So evidently, all I need is a good base tan and then I am immune to sunburn, at least at the Nevada latitudes in September/October. So I no longer carry these sleeve extensions. They might be useful for people who don't tan as well as me. About 25g grams if made with 3-ply supplex nylon.


sleeve extension pattern