Your Guide to UPF Ratings & Sun Protection

Intensive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays can cause skin damage from sunburn to skin cancer. To avoid these effects, we need to protect our skin.

Everybody should know that wearing a sunscreen is essential. In addition to applying a lotion to your skin you can also wear clothing that shields against UV radiation. But how effectively does your clothing block UV? The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) gives the answer.

Products that have been radiation tested according to the standards of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) are awarded an UPF label. This label indicates what level of protection you can expect from the product even after two years of use.

Look out for an UPF rating in the technology tab of our lightweight clothing range. We feature protection for UPF 30+ to UPF 50+.

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