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Stylish Sun Protection Shirts to Keep You Cool This Summer

by Martha Simmonds
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This summer, you don’t have to sacrifice style for sun protection. With stylish sun protection shirts for men and women, you can stay cool and look cool while shielding yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

Whether you’re headed to the beach or a barbecue, these Solbari – Sun Protection Shirts offer the perfect combination of fashion and function. From lightweight fabrics to classic silhouettes, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to find out more about these stylish sun protection shirts and how they can help you look great and stay safe in the sun this summer.

The Problem with Traditional Sunscreen

Sunscreen is an essential item for staying safe and protected in the sun. However, traditional sunscreen can be sticky, smelly, and uncomfortable to wear. It also needs to be frequently applied and can easily wash off when you are in the water or sweating.

Even when applied properly, traditional sunscreen can leave your skin feeling greasy and can create an unpleasant mess if it rubs off on clothing. Sun protection shirts offer an additional form of sun protection that is more comfortable and more convenient. This way, you can apply a smaller amount of sunscreen and still feel protected from harsh UV rays with a full-coverage shirt. 

What to Look for in a Good Sun Protection Shirt

When looking for a sun protection shirt, it is important to look at the fabric and make sure it has an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of at least 30. You should also look for breathable materials such as cotton, bamboo, or merino wool, which will help keep you cool in the heat.

Additionally, ensure that the shirt has a loose fit so that air can flow freely around your body. Finally, look for shirts that feature moisture-wicking technology and/or are treated with anti-odor or anti-bacterial properties to help keep you feeling fresh and clean all day long.

Our Top Picks for Men

For men looking for sun protection shirts, there are a variety of stylish options available. We recommend the Columbia PFG Tamiami II Long Sleeve Shirt, which is made with UPF 50 sun protection and lightweight fabric to keep you cool and comfortable all day long.

The Nike Dri-FIT UV Half-Zip also provides UPF 50 sun protection, as well as a convenient half-zip design and moisture-wicking fabric. Finally, we recommend the Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody, which features a drawstring hood and breathable construction for maximum protection from the sun’s rays.

How to Care for Your Sun Protection Shirt

To get the most out of your sun protection shirt, it’s important to care for it properly. To keep the fabric looking its best, it’s best to machine wash in a cool setting with colors. Avoid fabric softeners or bleaching agents, which can degrade the fabric’s ability to protect you from the sun.

When it’s time to dry, use the lowest setting on your dryer and make sure you remove the garment promptly to avoid wrinkles and shrinkage. If ironing is necessary, avoid excessive heat and be sure to keep the fabric away from direct contact with the iron. Taking care of your sun protection shirt will help extend its life and keep you looking your best!

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