Fans of the Star Trek series will remember Q -- member of a super race existing in a limitless dimension (the "Q Continuum"), able to move matter, stop or reverse time, just about anything, with a snap of the fingers or a blink of the eye. And full of mischief, intervening into human affairs. I thought of this when I heard David Marx refer to Q36.5 by the shorthand "Q" recently.
No, wearing "Q" does not imbue one with limitless powers, but it may facilitate just a little bit of extra comfort and thus speed on the bicycle. The philosophy is to use cutting-edge materials and designs to achieve a constant body temperature of 36.5 degrees C -- a real challenge with an outdoor sport undertaken in all conditions, from extreme heat to winter cold.
For the first time ever I used both arm and leg protectors instead of sun screen. The Q arm and leg sun protectors are relatively thick and plush feeling, beautifully made garments, very comfortable and, somehow, not hot. Despite a sunny, beautiful and warm day, I did not overheat with my arms and legs fully covered--even on the ~15 minute Ura-Otarumi climb at mid-day.
Thanks, David and also thank you Luigi.