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FAQ

What are Sunny Sleevez?

Sunny Sleevez are the perfect alternative to sticky sunscreen that takes 20 minutes to even START working and has to be reapplied EVERY 2 hours.

Sunny Sleevez are super lightweight, 50+ UPF fabric sun protection sleeves you can wear to cover your arms whilst still wearing your regular short sleeved shirt.

How do they stay up?

Much the same way socks stay up! The cuff at the top of the sleeves is slightly narrower than the rest of the Sleeve.
This part fits snugly on the narrowest part of the arm just above the bicep which also helps to stop the Sleeve slithering.

All sleeves except the infant (XS) come with a button loop on the top arm band to tighten an extra inch.

XS size has an elasticized band to keep them up.

On babies they can be used for leg coverage & the top cuff will fit just above the chubbiest part of the baby's thigh.
From time to time you will probably have to adjust the Sleevez to ensure continued coverage as they may move slightly with strenuous exercise or babies tugging at them. Customers have used them for cycling, boogie boarding & running and found sun sleeves to be much more comfortable than
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How do they protect the top of the hand?

CLASSIC Style sleeves are designed to cover the top of the hand. The sleeve tapers over the hand covering all the way up to the 1st or 2nd finger knuckles. The hand cover features a concealed finger loop that that is great to keep the hand cover in place this is great especially when driving or doing other sports.

SKATE Style looks more like a regular long sleeve that does not taper into a point but ends at the wrist

Can they get wet? They sure can, and they keep their protection too, unlike a white cotton palm-w-finger-loop.gifshirt that may only give a 10-15 UPF which is reduced to just 5 UPF when wet!

Why don't I just wear a long sleeved shirt?

Mostly because long sleeved shirts are HOT, the beauty of sun sleeves are they allow your under arms to ventilate, they are also designed to be lose around the wrist to allow additional airflow.

Are the Sleevez machine washable?

Yes, we recommend a cold or cool wash on delicate or hand wash cycle then air dry, much as you would any other swimwear.
If the Sleevez get mixed up in a regular wash and take a trip through the dryer on a low setting they won’t come to any harm. However frequent hot washes could accelerate the aging process and cause some damage to the fabric over time.
We do not recommend ironing Sunny Sleevez

Do Sleevez come in pairs?
Yes but you can now buy the adult size sleeves in singles too

What if my Sleevez don’t quite fit right?
On the top arm band that fits above your bicep you will find a loop and button that will make your sleeves bout an inch tighter.

If they are still too loose you can either sew a couple of stitches at the top or send them back for the next size down. If they are little too snug, try wearing them for a week or two, they will relax a little with wearing.
You may return them for a full refund (including shipping) or exchange for any reason within 60 days of purchase

If you chose to return a portion of your order we will refund the cost of those sleevez (please be aware in the case of a "Buy 2 pairs, get the 3rd Pair Half Price" special, returning part of the order will cause the remaining pairs to be calculated at the regular price.

Customer assumes responsibility for cost of returns, we recommend you send via first class USPS with tracking to ensure proper credit

How soon will I get my Sleevez?
We usually process within 3 business days.

How do you ship & how long does it take?
To reduce our carbon foot print we ship via USPS which should take 2-5 days depending on where you live.

Is the shipping the same no matter how many we order?
Yes anywhere in the continental USA pays a flat rate of  $6.99 for standard USPS shipping

Do you ship overseas?
Yes we do.
You will be charged a flat rate of just $11.99 no matter how many pairs of sleeves you buy!!!

For International customers assume all responsibility for shipping,

Orders shipped to addresses in California will be charged state tax at the rate of 8.75%

More about shipping
Coming Soon we shall be launching the “Sunny Sleevez in Australia” website for all our Antipodean customers with costs in Aus dollars and local shipping. Please sign our email list to receive advance notice of when the website will go live DOWN UNDER!

Can I return them for any reason?
Absolutely, go to http://www.sunnysleevez.com/return-instructions/

and follow the instructions.

We do just ask that you send your item back in resalable condition be sure to include the RMA on the outside of the envleope.

Return shipping cost is buyer's responsibility.

In order to qualify we must receive the item back less than 60 days from the date of sale

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS -

Returns - We will accept returns but will refund only the cost of the item NOT the shipping.

Exchange - We will happily exchange your item but you will be charged the additional shipping.

Will you sell my information?
Absolutely not, we hate that too.  We will only use your info to process your order and to let you know of specials, new products or designs.

How long will my Sleevez last?
We are confident that you will receive good coverage for up to 2 years or about 40 washes. Even longer but there may be some loss of quality. As the fabric stretches and becomes looser it will let in more light and provide less protection.

Are Sunny Sleevez just for Kids?
Not at all, in fact they were developed by a mom for herself. She found that each morning all her energy went into the daily extensive negotiations (screaming battles) of the sunscreen with her two small children & it was her own pale freckly skin that fried in the California sun on the drive to school. However once they saw her Sleevez they wanted their own and Sunny Sleevez was born!

Sunny Sleevez are great for driving, cycling, gardening, golf, tennis, hiking and just plain lazing around, just about anything you do in the sun when you want to protect your skin.

We now offer FOUR ADULT SIZES which fit teens and up, for additional sizing info go to the "SIZING" page.

Please sign our email list to receive advance notice of new designs.

Please email us with any other questions we usually respond within just a couple of hours.

Sun Safety

Protecting your child’s skin is our Number 1 priority. Sunny Sleevez are made with 50+ UVP fabric that has undergone rigorous testing. However Sunny Sleevez can only protect the skin that it covers.
Sunny Sleevez do move with your active child and have to be readjusted from time to time to ensure continued coverage. Sun block is strongly recommended on any potentially exposed skin especially at top of arms, hands and toes.
Sleevez provide best protection when worn with a short sleeved (not sleeveless) shirt or dress, this allows complete coverage whilst ventilating underarm

Laundry

Hand wash or machine wash cold, or on delicate cycle, air dry.

Laundering, sun exposure and stretching may cause some deterioration over time and ultimately reduce UVF rating slightly. However testing has shown that protection should remain consistent for about 40 launderings or 2 years of average use.



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