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Freezer Zero™ Arm Sleeves


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Designed for long, hot hours in the sun, this Omni-Freeze® ZERO arm sleeve packs serious UV protection for supreme protection from the heat and sun.

  • Omni-Freeze ZERO fabrication lowers the material’s temperature
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 provides premium protection from the sun
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  • Omni-Freeze ZERO, Omni-Shade 92% polyester/8% elastane
Omni-Freeze™ ZERO
Sweat-Activated Cooling
Sun Protection

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Blue rings react with sweat to lower the temperature of the fabric, so you feel cooler.
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Blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburn and long-term skin damage.


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 57 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fun and effective I like these for golf and running to keep excessive sun off. They are lightweight and "cooling" in the sense they do not contribute to overheating. Function very well in preventing sun burn. They are a little tight around the bicep area. For a L/XL, they are boderline too tight at that spot. It is not elastic but seam sealed -- so stretch there is not easily done, feels like you would have to snap the underlying stitching to get more room. It makes it very good at staying up, but not ideal to get it there if you have larger arms. November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Protection, comfort gives me flexibility I love the Omni Zero line and I am glad these arm sleeve exist! They provide me the sun coverage when I run (or hike) and provide this magical cool down. The best option for me is the flexibility to wear any of my short sleeve run shirt and combine them with these arm sleeve, if it's too hot and/or sunny. November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product The material is amazing. It feels cooler as soon as you put them on and wave your arms. It fits me well. I got the L/XL and I am average size, 11 1/2 inch biceps unflexed. Not sue if anyone with a thicker arms would feel comfortable wearing them. The tags are uncomfortable (5 tags, some rough) and you have to make sure they don't chafe against a mole, otherwise all that UV protection is pointless. Would have preferred smaller tags on the outside. The stitching is on the outside and feels smooth on the inside. One of the sleeves has a slight imperfection with the stitching but I would not trade them for any other brand. October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super product I LOVE these things. I have several pair that I wear while golfing, coaching, working in the yard, etc. I live in Southwest FL, so I'm constantly applying sunscreen when outside, and these are so great because they cover my arms AND keep me cooler. September 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Need more sizes! These sleeves used to come in a M/L size which was perfect for me (female - 5"7" 135lb). I've tried a lot of brands of these sleeves for golf and this is the best product out there if they fit. The S/M is way too tight and constricting, and the L/XL is way too big. Please bring back the M/L! September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sun protection Sleeves function great and keep the arms cool in hot sunny weather. September 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sizing These need to be sized better, I take a women's medium or small at Columbia. The unisexed s/m didn't fit. I think the product is great and want to wear them, I hope you continue to make them and increase the amount of sizes. August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freezer Zero Arm Sleeves - a winner! These sleeves are great for reducing sun and heat exposure. I ordered the Small/Medium and they fit snug, but not too tight. I'm female, 5'4", 140 lbs. You won't regret adding these to your outdoor gear. August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Love the arm sleeves!! Always wear long sleeve shirts while fishing, but these are it from now on. Already purchased a second pair and bought a few other for presents. Great Product! August 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great idea but too small Would like to see a separate M size that is more suitable for women's arms rather than a unisex size. The S/M is more like a small. Also, the Columbia lettering is way too large! Would like to see it more subtle. Idea is great. I'm going to use this in Africa where it is cooler on the morning drives but warms up. Columbia should also consider adding Insect Blocker as an option and provide more colors with no pattern. August 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great sleeves Love all the Omni Freeze clothing. The sleeves fit great, I can play golf all day in 100 degrees, sleeves stay in place and never slide down. With a little breeze they keep the arms cool and comfortable. August 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by This technology works First off, these work. My arms are cooler with these on then without them. Get them wet and they are awesome. I compared wet arm coolers to a wet cotton t shirt on a 100 degree day and the arm coolers were cooler than the t shirt against my skin. About fit-they fit tight and they need to fit tight. I first tried on the S/M and they felt quite tight, so I ordered the L/XL. After a couple of wearings, the L/XL started slipping down, so I went back to the S/M and now they are tight but comfortable and they don't slip down. (I am 5' 9" and 145 lbs). If they could make these with a little more stretchy material that would be comfortable at the outset and still stay up, that would be great. July 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Does Not Cool after 4 Washes Does not cool after 4 washes and I did wash it in cold water as per instructions and tags itch my biceps. The Blue diamonds have disappeared. I ordered 3 pairs same problem with 2 of them returning all 3 within 15 days. See Picture July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for Cycling! I bought these for sun protection during hot rides. These are incredible for keeping the sun off and keeping you cool. Douse them with water before a descent and feel your body temperature drop. I was concerned that they would make me hotter on long climbs but was happy to learn that I was wrong. I would highly recommend these! July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cancer Survior First of this year was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. After surgery, five months later was again diagnosed with cancer. I feel that this product is a must to protect my arms from the sun. I wear them everyday when out in the sun be it 20 minutes or all day. They fit just fine on the forearm but keep sliding down from the upper arm. Will keep pulling them up for the protection. July 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by size does matter i plan on buying more sleeves but getting the right size is not as easy as you would hope. Don't over buy till you get the size right then you will be pleased. I think the tighter the fit the better the product works. As long as you have circulation! July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by motorcycle riding Purchase these to keep the sun from burning my arms while riding my motorcycle. Not only did the product keep my arms from burning in the sun it keeps my arms cool as well. They stay in place even at highway speeds. I have only been wearing them for about a week but they are doing the job. June 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Better than Sunscreen I bought these for my 10-year-old son for outdoor summer day camp in Florida. My son hates the feel of applying sunscreen and will not reapply often enough. He loves these sleeves. If he wets them in the sink, they get cool. They are very effective and my son doesn't mind wearing them. June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by great product! Gave this to my sister for arm protection when she is driving. great material! I would recommend this to people who are always outdoors. June 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arm warmers Have always wanted a pair of these to keep in the pack for those cool mountain biking days. Wanted something packable to put on when the sun dips and so does the temps. They seem to fit kind of tight and I ordered large. They seem warm and functional. June 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Really Small I just got these as a gift and I can't fit into the S/M. I hope the L/XL aren't too big. May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zero Arm SLeeves This product works exceptionally well for me while playing a round of golf. I have purchased a similar product from another source but prefer the compression sleeves better. I am about to buy two addtional pair after I complete this review. May 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great for runners Based on a friend’s suggestion, I bought these sleeves (color: white) to run a marathon outside of Las Vegas in May. I was glad to be protected from the sun while getting a cooling benefit. I got them wet and kept re-wetting them as they dried, as I think the cooling effect is enhanced when they are damp. However, I don’t know if they would work well in a humid climate if you can’t actually achieve an evaporative cooling effect. I have only used them in dry places so far, but I think these sleeves will continue to be a regular accessory on summer runs. My main complaint is that Columbia makes these sleeves only in sizes for men. As an average sized woman, I find that the S/M sleeves are a little loose around my wrist. May 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No burnt or cold arms These arm sleeves are great. The fit is good. Make sure you measure your arms before ordering to get the right size. They keep your arms from burning up in the hot summer sun. You can wear a short sleeved shirt to stay a little cooler but still keep your arms protected. If they get wet they dry really quickly. The fabric is light weight so they don't add a lot of heat to your arms. In the spring and fall you can wear them in the morning and evening to protect against chill but take them off during the day as it warms up. A great product. May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Used the American Scales when I ran the Orange County Marathon. Performed well, I could feel the cooling effect. May 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Superb product idea, poor execution/description, etc I have tattoos on both arms and constantly struggle with keeping my arms out of the sun--in the car and just being outside. These seemed like they would be so perfect! The other reviews are horribly lacking on what size was ordered, their body (arm) size, fit, etc. -Some are vague or partially-informative, but mostly overall useless. I am a woman and being as the sizing--NOT included on the 'sizing guide' from Columbia--should include men's larger arms, I hesitated in ordering the L/XL. SO glad I did order L/XL! I cannot comprehend how any regular-sized humans can even attempt to use these (let alone a man with larger biceps & forearms...). I am a woman 5ft 11in tall weigh 155lbs arm (from armpit) length: ~20in long (unbent) bicep circumference: ~13in (unflexed) wrist circumference: ~7in These L/XL are tight and VERY difficult to put on past my wrist. They seem to do what they are designed for--to block sun while not blocking in heat. Best wishes on your purchase! April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freezer Zero Sleeves Product is excellent, I ordered these sleeves for TIG welding purposes, for the UV protection and the warmth/cooling effect. The thermal ability of these are great, when a little breeze blows in I feel it immediately and it disperses across the entire sleeve. Very great product, I've already ordered another pair. Thanks March 25, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed This product was seamed up so the outside was inside. So I have to wear the product with the side that is supposed to be on the outside, on the inside. Otherwise, the seams are showing. Also, I wouldn't mind the brand name being on the sleeve, but smaller and less conspicuous. September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect The first time I wore them I spent the day river rafting in the hot sun. They got wet but dried quickly. I stayed cool the whole time and my arms didn't get a hint of sunburn though my neck did! It's like wearing a long sleeved shirt with sunscreen but way more comfortable and definitely cooler. Doesn't add as much weight to the backpack as a shirt either. Fantastic product. September 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Also good for warmth I bought these to help stay cool during runs in our muggy climate. Unfortunately, I ordered them just as the weather turned cool. It was a good thing I had them stashed in my run belt, though, because I underdressed for a run a couple days ago in 48 degree weather and slipped these on hoping they would provide some warmth, which they did, just enough to keep me going. I'm 5'4" and 117 pounds with fairly small-boned arms and I found these to be a little loose and a little long (I just gave them a small roll at the end). I can see how a slightly larger person might find these too small. I would have like to have seen a slip-resistant band for the bicep. They did stay up while I ran, but I had expected some compression so I was a little disappointed. The sleeves are not "stretchy" much at all. I look forward to trying these if we ever see warm weather again! September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product really works I wear these for running and cycling. I have a couple of the Freezer Zero casual shirts which have been great for the summer. Once I saw Columbia made arm sleeves also I had to get a pair. I just rode a 60 mile race in these sleeves. My arms were comfortable in the heat. I didn't have to worry about burning either. Now I'm looking for a jersey made of the same material. September 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Really small Bought some of these in the S/M size and was unpleasantly surprised to learn that there is no way this would ever fit a medium. Couldn't even get them past my elbow. Also the size chart for these lists hats and gloves, which have nothing to do with sleeve sizes. It's especially disappointing because I also got a zero rules long sleeve shirt in size M and it is a little loose on the arms (fits great). Now I have to pay return shipping and wait if I even get a bigger size. September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I Was Skeptical, But Not Any More! I doubted the "cooling" function would work, but needed the sun protection factor for my arms. But I must say, it really does work. I have many performance fabric shirts that I wear for golf, coaching, and exercise, so these sleeves were the perfect complement to them. The technology works and my arms were markedly cooler. I will be purchasing a shirt with Omni-Freeze Zero technology for the whole effect. August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable and functional Did the job, both in blocking the sun and keeping me cool on long training rides on the bike. I have used other brands of arm coolers, but liked the Columbia -- cut is long and covered my arm completely to the wrist, and stays up well without being binding on the upper arm. August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Superb sun protection & cooling but more color choices needed I own two pairs of the Columbia Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve, one in white and another in stone blue. I'm 5'8" 140LB and a slender toned build, but the L/XL fits me well. I tried the S/M and it was extremely tight (fits my 5'2" GF). The L/XL seemed snug at first but once installed felt comfortable, providing excellent support and compression of arm muscles. I bought these sleeves for playing classical guitar while wearing short sleeved shirts. Yes, that may seem odd, but the compression relaxes my muscles and allows my right arm (the picking hand) to freely slide around and change tone, execute harmonics, etc., without my sweaty skin sticking to the guitar. And the secondary benefit is the Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve is noticeably cooler at gigs--I sweat profusely--than my Nike and Phiten sleeves. I auditioned the Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve for sun protection while involved in mellow outdoor activities such as photography, hiking and biking. I live in the tropics so the sun is brutal and can burn through my tee-shirt in 20 minutes. The Columbia sleeves kept my arms a burn-free milky white! I noticed cooling the most when riding my bike. With one arm bare and the other decked out in a Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve, the sleeved arm felt like AC was blowing directly on it! The bare arm was, well, very warm. The combination of sweat and moving air maximizes cooling. The Freezer Zero Arm Sleeve is a very good product: nice compression, noticeable cooling, excellent sun protection and perfect for guitar playing and outdoor activities in heat and sun. I'd rather the sleeves were plain and didn't have a huge "Columbia" written along the length. Wish there were more color choices. Black, while not great in the sun, would be my first choice for stage use. August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by True to size I haven't had a chance to use them, but it's true to size and is in good quality. December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for biking I use these for road biking and love them. They work great for keeping both the sun off my skin and for keeping everything cool. Highly recommended! December 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good for its use Great fit for my skinny arms (S/M), and it does cool quite a bit. Only problem is that I do have to adjust them pretty frequently at the wrist, as they bunch up quite a bit. November 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Deceiving Mirage is NOT white. It would be great if the color name truly described a real color. Mirage is pale blue/gray. I needed white to match a uniform so they were returned. I really wanted this to work but I didn't even open them to try on so I'm not sure about the fit or quality. November 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JDub I have been using Pearl Izumi sun sleeves for a few years now and got really excited about the Columbia ones with Omni-Freeze. Sadly though, I am greatly disappointed with the product in general. The fit is pretty terrible unfortunately. The length is too short (I am 6'3'' and got the L/M) the bicep part doesn't stretch enough to fit my bicep (And I am not a body builder) and the CUFF at the wrist is LOOSE (Super annoying)!!! The length barely goes from about 1'' under a T-Shirts sleeve to about 2'' SHORT of my wrist (Barely covering JUST enough area!! The material is NOT very stretchy AT ALL so they don't stretch to fit and they don't GRIP very well to the arm so if your say, Mountain Biking, they will end up falling down!! Very disappointed. The Omni-Freeze Gell in the sleeves seemed to work a LITTLE BIT but I didn't notice much cooling difference between these and the PI. I got them wet with a lot of sweat, not water......I will stick with my Pearl Izumi ones...sorry Columbia, you normally make great stuff!! October 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Easier than sunscreen I live in a hot, sunny climate. I like having these sleeves because I can put them on and go for a walk without stopping to put on sunscreen. They are cooler than I expected which I appreciate because it is often above 90 degrees during the summer. They do run small. I had to send the first pair back and exchange for the larger size. September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Sun Protection I bought this after missing a spot on my arms with sunscreen while heading out on a long run. What do you know; I had sunburn when I was done. This does a great job of protecting my arms from the sun and giving me the feeling of being cooler when running. Highly recommend this product for the protection that it provides. September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sleeve Love them! Works very well with my uniforms and provides excellent cooling September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Better than sunblock, but wish they were longer I bought these sleeves to replace the requirement of applying sunblock to my arms when I'm out cycling. Sunblock is greasy, bugs stick to it and needs to be reapplied regularly, which isn't always a desirable option when out on a long ride. These sleeves keep my arms protected for long hours out on the bike. They do seem to provide a cooling effect, but it is difficult to tell since when compared to sunblock, anything is cooler. I have long arms and the sleeves leave some uncovered skin at my wrist and upper biceps, I wish the sleeves were 2-3 inches longer so they could overlap my gloves and still run up under my cycling jersey sleeves. I did 102 miles yesterday and the sleeves stayed put the entire time, for the most part. I did have to pull them down/up a few times after my gloves/jersey had pushed them back after switching hand positions or signaling turns, but that was to be expected. With sunblock, sweat usually runs down my arms and soaks my gloves, these sun sleeves solved that problem. Highly recommended for cyclists. As for fit, not sure how to describe. I have long skinny arms and the S/M fits like a glove, so I guess that is true to size. The sleeves are stretchy, mine measure 17 inches end to end when unstretched. They are plenty long when my arms are at my side, but when stretched out on the bike, they are a bit too short. August 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wild West Relay I bought and wore these specifically for a relay race I was doing that would take me during legs during the heat. Since I overheat, I needed something. I drenched them in water before I left my exchange, IMMEDIATELY they are freezing cold. They kept me cooler for awhile but my leg was too long, they dried out. Since I don't sweat, they didn't re-activate but I found a stream to jump in and then it was cold again. I love them and will buy more. August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome!!!! Don't like wearing long sleeves? These sleeves are your friend, cool you off, and you'll forget you have them on! June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing cool protection Omni freeze fabric is amazing. If someone would have told me I'd be cooler with fabric on than w/o I would have said they were crazy. I don't know how they did it but this fabric keeps the sun off your skin and feels like the A/C is blowing on you. I bought one pair of sleeves for $32 and wear my regular Tshirts fishing instead of spending $500 on speciality angler shirts. Saved me a ton of money. They make bluffs, hats and gloves out of the same fabric. Sleeves fit snug and don't slide down ur arm. Amazing product. June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product It seems to cool a little when there is some wind but am not sureabout the cooling effects. However the sleeves are extremely comfortable and feel like you're not wearing anything in the Texas gulf coast heat and humidity. Need to include washing instructions June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by No need for sunscreen I just got back from a trip to Havasupai in the Grand Canyon and I took these sleeves with me so I didn't need to worry about constantly applying sunscreen to my arms. I HATE SUNSCREEN. I'm also freaked out by skin cancer so I really enjoyed these. I hardly noticed I had them on my arms, the Omni-Freeze Zero also worked well. It kept my arms cool. I love these things. I'm an avid river rafter and I'm going to take these on all my trips. I recommend this product. May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Im a redhead these seemed like a necessity Im headed off to field school this summer, in the dessert. These seemed like a fantastic idea and were cheaper her than many other store. I luckily read the reviews first, so I knew to get the small/medium even though I wear a Large tee shirt. They are slightly tight in the upper arm but fit great everywhere else. Glad I dont have to wear so much sun screen now! The cooling effect is pretty awesome as well. Great product! May 30, 2013
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Size & Fit Guide

Size Chart

Size & Fit Guide

Glove Sizes XS S M L XL One Size
Unisex Length (Inches) 7 1/2 - 7 7/8 7 7/8 - 8 1/4 8 1/4 - 8 5/8 8 5/8 - 9
Men's Length (Inches) 7 1/2 - 7 7/8 7 7/8 - 8 1/4 8 1/4 - 8 5/8 8 5/8 - 9
Women's Length (Inches) 6 7/8 - 7 1/4 7 1/4 - 7 5/8 7 5/8 - 8 8 - 8 3/8
Youth (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 4 - 6X 7 - 8 10 - 12 14 - 16
Youth Length (Inches) 4 1/2 - 6 3/8 6 3/8 - 6 3/4 6 3/4 - 7 1/8 7 1/8 - 7 1/2 7 1/2 - 7 7/8
Toddler (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 2T - 4T
Toddler Length (Inches) 3 3/4 - 4 1/2
Infant (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 0 - 18 Months
Infant Length (Inches) 3 1/2 - 4
Glove Sizes M L XL One Size
Unisex Length (Inches) 7 7/8 - 8 1/4 8 1/4 - 8 5/8 8 5/8 - 9
Men's Length (Inches) 7 7/8 - 8 1/4 8 1/4 - 8 5/8 8 5/8 - 9
Women's Length (Inches) 7 1/4 - 7 5/8 7 5/8 - 8 8 - 8 3/8
Youth (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 10 - 12 14 - 16
Youth Length (Inches) 6 3/4 - 7 1/8 7 1/8 - 7 1/2 7 1/2 - 7 7/8
Toddler (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 2T - 4T
Toddler Length (Inches) 3 3/4 - 4 1/2
Infant (Equivalent to Apparel Sizing) 0 - 18 Months
Infant Length (Inches) 3 1/2 - 4

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