Risk increases near the equator and at high altitudes.
Ultraviolet rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Even on cloudy, hazy days, you still need protection.
Like large bodies of water, sand, snow, and asphalt.
Good levels of sun protection. Up to ~95.9% of UV radiation is blocked.
Very good levels of sun protection. Up to ~97.4% of UV radiation is blocked.
Excellent levels of sun protection. Up to ~97.8% of UV radiation is blocked.
The highest achievable rating for fabrics. Superior level of protection.
The tightness of fabric determines how much space is between each fiber. As it gets tighter, the transmission of UV rays decreases, while coverage level increases.
Contrary to popular belief, color doesn't have a strong effect on sun protection. It’s the type and amount of dye in a fabric that determines its
Due to their molecular structure, materials like polyester and nylon are better at deflecting the sun. Most natural fibers need added treatments to be more protective.
Garments may have added chemical finishes to increase their UPF ratings. These treatments are not harmful to skin, but may lose some
effectiveness over time.
Chase the sun safely with button-down shirts, hiking pants, women's dresses, and more styles in our Sun Protection Collection. If you're planning for extended sun exposure on your next outdoor adventure, layer on sun protection clothing to block harmful UV rays and beat the heat.
UPF clothing, also known as UV protective clothing, helps prevent sunburns and other negative impacts of the sun. Whether you're looking for summer clothes, hiking gear, or anything in between, choose one of our styles that offer up to UPF 50 protection. They offer constant, odorless coverage without the reliance of sunscreens and sunblocks, plus sunburn remedies like aloe vera.