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What is the importance of UV Protective Clothing?

Sun protective clothing is clothing that is designed for sun protection. It is manufactured from a fabric that is rated for its level of ultraviolet (UV) protection. In addition, a novel weave structure and denier (related to thread count per inch)  produces sun protective properties.
Skin cancer occurs when the ultraviolet (UV) light in sunlight damages the DNA in skin, causing cells to mutate and grow into cancers. Skin cancers (including melanomas) are predominantly caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR).

The UPF rating indicates how effective a fabric is at blocking out solar ultraviolet radiation. SunWay’s products are tested according to Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS4399. UPF ratings range from 15 to 50 with higher ratings indicating more effective blocking and therefore better protection for the wearer of a garment made from the fabric. Fabrics that test higher than UPF 50 are rated as UPF 50+ andf SunWay’s products are rated UPF 50+.

Do I still need to use sunscreen?

Yes, you do. There are areas that are exposed to the sun that require sunscreen – like your face and hands and legs. Sunscreen should be abundantly applied to dry skin 15-30 minutes before going out into the sun, in order to allow the protective chemicals to soak into the skin. It should be reapplied about every two hours and after strenuous physical activity or swimming.When applying sunscreen generously coat any skin that is not covered by clothing.

Please click here to learn more about sun protection.

Is there a lifetime guarantee on SunWay's products?

No. However, if you care for your SunWay products and follow our care instructions, your products will last a long time.

How can I find out what size to order?

Please click here view our sizing chart and contact us if you still have any questions.