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6 Reasons You Need a Sun Shirt this Summer

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In this post, we will explore the benefits of UPF shirts (also known as sun shirts or UV Shirts) and why incorporating them into your adventure gear is a necessity.

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Stay protected, stay stylish, and make the most of your outdoor pursuits with the versatile benefits of UPF shirts.

As the summer sun shines from overhead, it's crucial to protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While sunscreen is a go-to solution, another option for safeguarding your skin is UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) shirts. These innovative garments provide an additional layer of defense against the sun's harmful rays, making them perfect for various outdoor summer activities. In this post, we will explore the benefits of UPF shirts (also known as sun shirts or UV Shirts) and why incorporating them into your adventure gear is a necessity.

Woman wearing Dark Mint Hooded Geo-T showcasing the hood and sun protection

1.  Superior Sun Protection: UPF shirts are specially designed to shield your skin from UV radiation. The UPF rating indicates the level of protection a fabric provides against both UVA and UVB rays. A UPF rating of 50+ offers excellent protection, blocking more than 98% of UV radiation. Our NEW! Geo-T Shirt Collection offers the UPF 50 protection. By wearing these shirts, you can significantly reduce the risk of sunburn, premature skin aging, and even skin cancer.

2.  Permanent Protection: Unlike sunscreen that needs to be reapplied regularly, sun shirts offer permanent protection. While you're wearing the garment, you'll have a reliable shield against harmful UV rays. This makes them ideal for activities where frequent sunscreen application may be impractical, such as long hikes, outdoor sports tournaments, or days at the lake or beach.

Steel Blue Geo-T Hooded L.S. Shirt being stretched to the side to showcase 4-way stretch and comfort

3.  Cooling and Moisture-Wicking Properties: UPF shirts are often crafted from lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabrics. These materials draw sweat away from your body, allowing it to evaporate quickly, keeping you cool and comfortable during active pursuits. Whether you're hiking, biking, or participating in water sports, sun shirts offer enhanced breathability and help to regulate your body temperature.

Men wearing the Azure Blue Geo-T Crew and Dark Mint Geo-T Hooded getting ready to go on a hike
 
4.  Versatility and Style: Gone are the days when sun-protective clothing was limited to bulky, unflattering designs. Today, sun shirts are available in a wide range of styles, designs, and colors, catering to different tastes and preferences. Some of the most common styles resemble regular t-shirts, polo shirts, button-downs, or even fashionable activewear. This versatility ensures that you can stay protected from the sun without sacrificing style.

Man on a Stand Up Paddleboard wearing the Dark Mint Hooded Geo-T

5.  Water-Friendly Options: For those who love being out on the water, sun shirts are a perfect choice. Many UPF shirts are made from quick-drying materials that won't weigh you down when wet. Whether you're swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, or just lounging by the water, these shirts provide added sun protection and keep you comfortable throughout your aquatic adventures.

Highlight of all colors of Geo-T showcasing the packability and the different color options

6.  Travel-Friendly: UV shirts are ideal companions for travelers, whether you're exploring a tropical paradise or going on a hike in the mountains. Their lightweight and compact nature make them easy to pack and carry. Additionally, they often offer wrinkle-resistant properties, allowing you to maintain a neat and presentable appearance even after hours of travel.

UPF shirts are an ideal choice for anyone who spends time outdoors. These versatile garments provide superior sun protection, permanent defense against UV radiation, and enhanced comfort for a variety of activities. Whether you're embarking on an adrenaline-fueled adventure or simply enjoying a leisurely day at the beach, these shirts offer a stylish and effective solution to keep your skin safe from the sun's harmful rays. Stay protected, stay stylish, and make the most of your outdoor pursuits with the incredible benefits of UV shirts. Don't let the sun's rays hinder your enjoyment! Embrace the confidence and peace of mind that sun shirts bring, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the activities you love, all while keeping your skin healthy and protected.
Kevin from Beyond Clothing

Kevin is an avid outdoorsman with many years of experience under his belt. He is certified in first aid and is an Eagle Scout. While enjoying the outdoors he has utilized survival skills to purify water in the desert, splint a hiker’s leg in Yosemite, ward off pesky bears, rescue fellow skiers from tree wells and swim to shore after a double canoe wreck. The author believes that the outdoors is for everyone, and that we must protect it for future generations. You will often find Kevin skiing in the deep powder up at Mt. Baker, backpacking the Cascades, foraging for berries and mushrooms or canoeing on lakes and rivers.

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