Sun Protection 101: Why UPF 50+ is the New Gold Standard for Watermen

driftline upf 50+ long sleeve

We've all heard of sunscreen and the different levels of SPF. So what does UPF mean and why should UPF shirts be your go-to for sunny days?

To start, UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, which is a rating system used to measure the effectiveness of fabrics in blocking out UV radiation from the sun. UPF ratings typically range from 15 to 50+, with higher numbers indicating greater levels of protection.

Our brand new long sleeves – dropping 5.5.23 – offer the highest level of UPF 50+ protection and are made with specially engineered fabrics that block at least 98% of UV radiation, which is crucial for protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

When you're on the water, the sun's UV rays can be even more intense due to the reflection of the water's surface. This can lead to sunburns, skin damage, and even an increased risk of skin cancer. Our UPF 50+ shirts with long sleeves, hand covers, and hoods provide additional protection to the areas that are often exposed to the sun when you're on the water.

The long sleeves of our shirts cover your arms, helping to protect your skin from UV rays. The hand covers provide added protection to the backs of your hands, which are often exposed to the sun when you're paddling or fishing. The hood provides extra protection for your neck and face, which are also vulnerable to sunburns and skin damage.

In addition to their protective qualities, our UPF 50+ shirts are also designed to be comfortable and breathable, so you can stay cool and dry even in hot and humid conditions.

Overall, our UPF 50+ shirts with long sleeves, hand covers, and hoods provide an effective way to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays, especially when you're on the water. We hope that by wearing our shirts, you can enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities while keeping your skin healthy and protected.

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