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Recommend a decent longsleeve top

Fuzz Monkey FiveFuzz Monkey Five Posts: 194
edited April 2009 in MTB buying advice
I usually ride in just a T-Shirt and have wiped out (again) today in the local trails doing a tricky downhil slope and my fore-arms are really cut up, grazed and scratched.

I'm thinking of getting a long sleeve jersey just to cut down on the scratches and offer a bit off cushioning / protection, ideally needs to be breathable too.

What do you recommend ?


  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    Pads! Just a layer of cloth gives very little protection
    Uncompromising extremist
  • It's not pads I need (I have a set of knee pads) it's more something just long sleeve and breathable, just to cut down on the scraps and grazes.
  • anyone recommend some decent shorts, baggy/non lycra??

    i know north face have good gear though cant find soem decent baggy shorts though for trail rides.
    London2Brighton Challange 100k!
  • lochussielochussie Posts: 276
    Can't go wrong with long or short sleeve Helly Hansen or similar base layer on top half. I just wear general sport shorts. Much cheaper than the dedicated MTB stuff and just as suitable, unless you want to colour code your clothes with your bash guard.
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