Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but it can also be tough to stay cool, comfortable and protected from the sun. That's where UPF clothing comes in.
UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor, is a rating system used to measure the effectiveness of clothing in blocking the sun's harsh UV rays. Here are just a few of the benefits of wearing UPF clothing in the summer:
1. Protection: The most obvious benefit of UPF clothing is its ability to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. While sunscreen is important, it can be easy to forget to reapply or you may miss some spots. UPF clothing provides a physical barrier between your skin and the sun, reducing your risk of skin damage and potential skin cancer.
The Ridge Merino Solstice Hoodie with its oversized hood blocks the sun's rays.
2. Cooling Properties: UPF clothing is designed to keep you cool and comfortable in hot weather. Many UPF garments are made with lightweight, breathable fabrics (like lightweight Merino wool
blends) that wick away moisture and allow air to circulate. This helps to keep you dry and cool, even on the hottest days.
3. Versatility: UPF clothing is versatile and can be worn for a variety of activities. Whether you're hiking, biking, playing golf, fishing or just lounging on the beach, there is a UPF garment that will provide ample coverage and keep you protected.
UPF 30+ clothing means you can focus on having fun, not applying sloppy sunscreen.
4. Durability: UPF clothing is designed to last. Ridge Merino UPF garments are made with high-quality materials that are resistant to fading, stretching, and tearing. This means that your UPF clothing will continue to provide protection and comfort for many summers to come.
5. Convenience: Finally, sun protection clothes are convenient. Unlike sunscreen, you don't need to worry about applying it or reapplying it throughout the day. Simply throw on your UPF clothing and you're ready to go.
UPF clothing is a smart choice for anyone who wants to stay protected and comfortable in the summer. With its ability to block UV rays, keep you cool and dry, combined with its versatility and durability, UPF clothing is a must-have for every activity under the sun.
Ridge Merino UPF clothing is made with sweat-wicking, naturally breathable Merino blends. Check out our full summer clothing selection for men, women and kids here.