According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, (skincancer.org), clothing, in general, protects you from the sun's harmful rays, but not all clothing protects you equally. It depends on the fabric's color, content, construction, and fit.
The good news is that many brands today now offer performance clothing with UPF50+ sun protection. What does that mean? UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. A rating of UPF50 means that that garment will only allow 2% (1/50) of the ultraviolet rays through the fabric to your skin. Another way to look at it is a garment with a UPF50 rating prevents 98% of the suns harmful rays from reaching your skin!
To make it easier for you to shop for garments with UPF50 sun protection, we have assembled our collection of products in one place on our site. Here you'll find clothing from Southern Tide, IBKUL, Johnnie-O, Tasc, Sailor-Sailor and more with UV protection. After all, we're all about the island lifestyle here at Island Pursuit! So whatever your island pursuit may be, sailing, boating, kiting, bicycling, golfing, tennis, etc., you'll be safer outdoors wearing a garment with UPF50 sun protection. Happy shopping!