What is UPF Sun Protective Clothing?

What is UPF Sun Protective Clothing?

First, let’s clarify the difference between SPF and UPF. SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a factor for lotions while UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor, is a factor that is used for clothing and other fabrics. UPF sun protective clothing is apparel that provides protection from the sun.

Here at Navillus, our bamboo sun hoodies and sun shirts provide at least 35+ UPF sun protection, with most products offering 40+ UPF sun protection. Our bamboo fishing apparel has been tested to ensure adequate sun protection for wearers.

UPF is a measure of how much UV radiation passes through the fabric and reaches the skin. UPF ratings range from 0 to 50+, with higher numbers indicating more protection. The UPF rating scale is below:

15 – 24: good

25 – 39: very good

40 or higher: excellent

Model wearing a UPF 40+ sun hoodie

Is UPF sun protective clothing necessary?

The sun is the most powerful source of ultraviolet radiation, with the UV index reaching its peak at noon. UPF clothing blocks out 98% of this harmful radiation.

UPF clothing is necessary for outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, beach trips, and other activities where you are in the sun for long periods of time. UPF clothing protects from the skin from sunburns and skin cancer, which can be caused by overexposure to UV rays.

UPF clothing also helps to protect against heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which can happen when the body becomes too hot due to high temperatures or physical activity in a hot environment.

What Navillus styles are UPF rated?

Navillus bamboo sun hoodies and bamboo sun shirts provide the sun protection you need to prevent damage from UV radiation.

All of our bamboo hoodies, bamboo shirts, and bamboo neck gaiters / buffs provide UPF protection that blocks 97%+ of UV radiation.

What are the benefits to wearing sun protective clothing?

There are many benefits to wearing UPF clothing.

First, UPF clothing allows you to stay outside, be active, and enjoy outdoor adventures in the sun without fear of getting burnt or developing skin cancer in the long run.

UPF clothing protects your skin against harmful UV rays and reduces the need to use sunscreen on covered skin. Utilizing sun protective clothing will also help prevent premature aging and wrinkles.

Model wearing the Angler Crossover Bamboo Hoodie. This UPF hoodie provides 40+ sun protection.

What are your top UPF sellers?

Our bamboo fishing hoodies are our #1 selling UPF rated product. Our bamboo crossover hoodie not only provides sun protection for your body and arms, but the crossover hood provides all around face and neck protection and is a great option for those that spend long days in the sun.

You can view our bamboo fishing hoodie collection here.

Many customers utilize our sun protective clothing as an effective way to protect against the sun’s harmful rays.


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