Coolwings™ - Skin Cooler 90*
Keep yourself cool and protect yourself from the sun with this De Soto Innovation - A cyclist’s Bolero style top.
Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above, for guidance on how to achieve the right fit. Sizing is based on "wingspan" measured across your back, standing up, from wrist bone to wrist bone. If your measurement is a little over those shown, don't worry, this fabric stretches a lot and you want the Coolwings to be SNUG against your skin.
Fit Type: Form fitting.
Fit Note: Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to email@example.com. Triathlon apparel is meant to fit next-to-skin. This is to eliminate potential chafing, and unnecessary drag during the swim, bike and run. If you’re not comfortable with this type of fit and or are between sizes, we recommend sizing up. Garment will fit the most snug the first time you put it on, it will relax slightly once wet.
Features and Benefits:
- Skin Cooler 90™ fabric stretches with you, is soft next-to-skin and breathable
- Fabric blocks 90% UVB rays and provides a cooling sensation when wet
- Reflective logos for increased low-light visibility
- Covers the shoulders, upper back, and arms
- Wear it over or under any top.
- We are often imitated. Remember just because it is white, it does not mean the fabric will cool you. READ ON!
What makes ours different? Our Skin Cooler fiber is designed to feel and perform like silk (from a silkworm). Through Biomimicry, we took the virtues of this natural fiber and created a synthetic silk. It will keep you cool in hot weather and cooler when it is wet. Put it on and you will instantly feel the cool sensation. Wet it and you will notice a drop in the surface temperature of the skin between 7 and 10 degrees.
A MEDICAL TESTIM0NIAL: We received this letter from Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Dr. Michael Bax.*
I am an avid runner and triathlete and I recently discovered your Skin Cooler products, of which I'm a huge fan. I have been wearing them for a few months now and couldn't be happier. I am a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Every patient I see is plagued by basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma. I recommend your products to my active patients on a daily basis. It allows them to continue their active lifestyle while protecting themselves from the sun. I find your product to be far superior to all other cooling and sun protective lines. I truly appreciate your efforts and innovations.
Michael Bax, MD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Scott Bieler Clinical Science Center
Buffalo, New York
***Dr. Bax has no financial investment in De Soto Sport and was not solicited nor compensated in any way for his letter.
Note: No garment should ever be a substitute so we always recommend you wear sunscreen underneath these, and all, products. It is crucial to keep in mind that a sunscreen's (whichever brand you may choose) SPF/UPF rating refers only to its ability to protect skin from UVB radiation. Because we know that UVA damage can be just as insidious, it is essential for the health of your skin that contains the UVA-protecting ingredients of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
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This product may be the sole reason I just finished Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 100+ degree temperatures. I put it on a few miles into the bike and kept it as wet as possible until the sun started going down on the run. The cooling effect and sunburn prevention were amazing. I was actually breaking the nothing new on race day rule (last minute purchase when I started to get worried about conditions) but obviously no regrets. Thank you De Soto!!
I've worn sleeves with sun protection when biking for 5 years. It's been 5 years of frustration, because they always FALL DOWN. That is until I found Coolwings bolero style. Now my arms are completely protected, and I don't have to keep pulling them up. I have Blue Hibiscus and White. I love them both. (the white stains around the cuff because my bike gloves are black, so I decided to buy a new pair this year. I'd also like to comment on the Skin Cooler Long Sleeve. I bought the Wildflower to wear when I swim. It protects me from the sun perfectly, and I'm happy about that. I'm very disappointed at how filthy the white parts get when I swim in a lake. I scrub and scrub, but can't get them clean. I wish DeSoto would have made the entire top with the Wildflower pattern. The sleeves and 99% of the back are white. I'm disappointed because it gets dirty and because I prefer the beautiful Wildflowers print to plain white.
These coolwings have drastically changed the way I feel while running or cycling in 40 degrees C summer conditions! A huge fan :)
Fit was perfect for my small frame 5’1” 102lb. Kept me protected yet cool.
Easy to put on, non-issue with sleeves falling halfway through a ride, no need for sunblock. Its actually cooler than bare skin because it uses the sweat that would instantly evaporate and let's it linger a bit to actively cool you down. It does what it says, cools your skin.