Why UPF 50+ Clothing

The Benefits of Coolibar UPF 50+ Clothing:

  • If our fabric is there, you don't need sunscreen there. Not every 2 hours, not at all!
  • Jump in, the UPF 50+ doesn't wash out.
  • They'll never know your anti-aging secret because it's embedded in the fibers.
  • Play all day and then play some more because you won't be the one with the painful sun burn.
  • Be anti-skin cancer, be #skinsmart.
  • Made for movement, fitness and fun!
  • Warm weather? Try our cool, comfortable, lightweight and breathable fabrics.

What's the difference between UPF and SPF?

  • SPF is a rating used for liquids and gels. It indicates a sunscreens effectiveness against only UVB rays.
  • UPF is a rating used for clothing. It indicates a garment's effectiveness against UVA and UVB rays.

And what about UVA and UVB?

UVA (ULTRA VIOLET A) Penetrates and damages the skin's thickest and deepest layer, the dermis, breaking down collagen along the way.

  • Penetrates clouds
  • Penetrates untreated window glass
  • Harmful from sun up to sun down
UVB (ULTRA VIOLET B) Causes your skin to burn, which is your body's mostly unsuccessful attempt at blocking the UV light from going deeper.
  • Penetrates clouds
  • Harmful from about 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.