Natural Sun Protection

Sun protective clothing is a must for long adventures - whether it's hot outside or not. Our collection of men's and women's sun protection shirts, hoodies, and other merino wool clothing offers the ability to look and feel great while protecting yourself from the sun. Choose from varying UPF ratings, as well as an array of styles that will make you want to get out and explore.

Performance Luxury For The Outdoors

Merino wool is the best choice for hiking and backpacking layers. Comfortable, versatile, lightweight Merino wool regulates body temperature by releaseing heat and keeping sweat away from your skin, plus it offers natural sun protection for long day hikes. Throw on an extra layer to stay warm when the weather cools.

Merino Wool That is Certified to Protect

Merino wool is different from traditional wool for a few reasons, one being that merino wool is the most flame-resistant of any type of natural fabric. So whether you're close to the campfire, or you're at high altitude on a sunny day, our merino wool is protecting you.

Merino Wool Technology You'll Love

Many Ridge Merino products feature our (m)Force™ Technology, which results in a fabric that dries faster and lasts longer than 100% merino wool. The (m)Force™ Technology also helps the fabric recover properly without stretching out over time and use. Whether you need sun protection clothing for fishing, backpacking, or kayaking, (m)Force™ Technology truly augments the performance of merino wool.


"These are simply the best lightweight hoodies ever -- soft, just loose enough, comfortable virtually year-round with/out extra layers. I bought my first two in Fall 2020 and was disappointed last Fall (2022) when I was too late to buy another in Coyote. Happily that one is now back... and so is Summer Spice!"

Steve D. - Solstice Lightweight Sun Hoodie


"For anyone on the fence, Ridge is an investment that you won’t regret. Material is super soft, lightweight and cleans up nicely. Perfect for the gross humid dog days of Midwest summer. My favorite go-to T-shirts for everything. A hiker trash essential!"

Christine K. - Women's Wander Crew