The Best Sun Protection Clothing for Your Adventuring
Get out in the sun without getting burned by it with this guide to the best sun protection shirts, hats, glasses, shoes, and more on the market.
School is out for the summer. The installation of residential pools is at an all-time high. Some people are flocking to the beach for sand and surf while others are pitching tents and setting up campfires. The one consistent component in all of those scenarios is being out in the sun, but believe it or not, you can beat the heat without sacrificing fun in the process. The simplest solution? Sun protection clothing.
What you wear could be the difference in a summer packed full of activities or the meanest sunburn this side of the equator. Check out the list below and snatch up a few wardrobe staples to help protect you from the sun over the next few months.
Men’s HO Syndicate Raid Hat
Avoid people calling you a hothead with the HO Syndicate Raid Hat. Thanks to the breathable mesh side panels, this hat offers ventilation in addition to UPF 50+ sun protection. It’s the perfect hat for long days on the water or mid-day fishing excursions. The water-repellent material keeps you dry and the Velcro strap on the back allows for easy adjustments – just in case your ego makes your head swell from wearing such an awesome hat.
Peter Grimm Jama Resort Sun Protection Hat
Make every destination, regardless of travel time, feel like a vacation with the Peter Grimm Jama Resort Hat. An elasta-fit comfort band stretches to fit most, if not all, head sizes. With UV sun protection and a design that makes it easy to store without compromising its integrity and function, what’s not to like? Made from 100 percent Raffia with a 4.75” wide brim, you’ll feel like the main character of your own movie every time you add this hat to your ensemble.
Pugs Retro Aviator Sunglasses
Sun protection clothing isn’t limited to just protecting your skin. Your eyes also need coverage. Enter the Retro Aviators from Pugs. Youthful and sporty. Could there possibly be a more attractive description? The oversized frames are constructed from durable plastic and the lenses provide 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. Snatch up a pair and know that you’re protecting yourself from the sun and that you look better than ever while doing it.
Pugs Elite 99-X Polarized Sunglasses
Perfect for bright days on the lake or those beaming days at the campsite, the Pugs Elite 99-X polarized sunglasses have hydrophobic lenses that bead water off the surface. It’s basically like having incognito built-in wipers that keep your sunglasses from getting streaky when splashed. Offering UVA/UVB 400 protection, they’re a solid choice year-round, but especially for summer.
Under Armour Men’s Tide Chaser 2.0 Long-Sleeve Shirt
Not all outdoor activities in the sun have to be poolside or off the grid. Sometimes you just want to grab a few drinks and appetizers with friends and catch up alfresco style. In that case, throw on the Tide Chaser long-sleeve shirt from Under Armour and order another round knowing you’re protected from harmful UV rays as a result of the built-in UPF 30 technology. It’s a lightweight, comfortable option that wicks away sweat for a super dry alternative to the standard tee shirt. Stretch mesh panels provide ventilation, so you don’t get overheated regardless of how many drinks you end up ordering. No judgment! Catching up is fun.
Huk Women’s Camo Icon X Quarter-Zip Hoodie
Looking for a shirt that can keep you cool and protect you from the sun all at the same time? Look no further. The Camo Icon X from Huk is made from double pony polyester that features an internal cooling element that cools the body and the built-in UPF 30+ sun protection keeps the sun from harming your skin. Synthetic fibers allow air to pass through for proper ventilation. If a shirt could be described as perfect, well this would be it.
Stiker Men’s Barrier UPF Zip-Off Pant
If you look up the word adaptable in the dictionary, there should be a picture of the Striker Men’s Barrier UPF Zip-Off Pant. There’s not, but it’s definitely a missed opportunity. An elastic waistband and gusseted crotch provide flexibility and mobility and the DWR finish repels moisture to keep you dry and comfortable. The lightweight, highly breathable, four-way stretch fabric has built-in UPF 50+ sun protection to block harmful UV rays. The biggest bonus with these? The easy zip-off transition from pants to shorts.
Under Armour Women’s Fusion Pant
Under Armour kills the apparel game for anyone with an active lifestyle. Their Women’s Fusion Pant is no exception. With UA Storm technology, these pants repel water without sacrificing breathability and a four-way stretch construction allows full mobility in every direction. Built-in UPF 50+ sun protection shields your skin preventing sunburn and long-term skin damage. Air circulates freely because of perforated woven panels at the lower back leg. Tapered fit. Encased elastic waistband. Did I mention sun protection? Win-Win-Win.
Under Armour Micro G Kilchis Fishing Shoe
Built for wet environments with outsoles that stick to slippery surfaces, the Mirco G Kilchis Fishing Shoe is perfect for all-day comfort when outdoors. Full foot coverage keeps the sun from burning your toes when you’re out and about in the heat of the day. Highly breathable with a quick-dry textile upper construction, you’ll find yourself reaching for these over and over again. A welded synthetic overlay provides abrasion protection so you can rest assured knowing your feet are protected regardless of what the day’s plans are.
Don’t let the sun get the best of you, or worse, keep you from getting outside and enjoying what the outdoors is all about. Protect yourself head to toe with the sun protection clothing above so you can soak in all the fun of the day without the harmful rays that tend to come along with the territory. Whether it’s the pool, the beach, the campsite, or your own backyard, coverage is key and has never been easier to achieve.