As we become increasingly aware of the effects that sunscreen has on reefs, and even more aware about the risks of cancers caused by UV rays, we are continuously searching for ways to enjoy our time outdoors while being safe for our own health, as well as that of the environment. As it turns out, covering up is way cooler than bearing all, as our skin will also thank us later in life.
So what to do? Rash guards are perfect for long snorkels and layering, but wearing a wet rash guard all day is uncomfortable, and often unsanitary. Alternatively, many long sleeve options are oppressive as they are made from materials that simply do not breathe. So in following the lead of fishermen who spend oodles of time in the open, hot sun, why don't we all cover up a bit more with comfortable, moisture wicking, breathable sun shirts?
Our new versions of sun shirts range from UPF 30+ - UPF 50+, and offer a light, breathable solution while still being "cool." Our mesh back option offers a vent for those who desire a bit of air circulation (also a popular feature in many outdoor and fishing shirts). We even have a sun shirt for youth!
So next time you're heading out for a sun-filled adventure, consider covering up with a sun shirt! Even if it isn't with one of our options, we encourage you to use rash guards and other sun shirts as an alternative to sunscreen when entering the oceans.