Stymied about getting a last-minute gift for the Dad in your life? Here is a list of some great stylish, fun and sophisticated sun-protective items that will ensure a summer full of health, happiness and fun in the sun!
Men’s Sun Protection Clothing
Not all clothing offers the same sun protection. More and more stylish and truly sun-protective clothing is becoming available, and you should look for an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating of 50 or more. The UPF rating system measures the UV protection provided by a fabric, in a similar way that the SPF rating measures the UV protection provided by a sunscreen. A garment with a UPF of 50 only allows 1/50 of the UV radiation falling on the surface of the garment to pass through it.
Coolibar offers a wide array of sunprotective clothes for many types of outdoor activities. Their UPF 50+ fabric blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays. Their men’s section can be searched here: http://www.coolibar.com/section/Men/2146.uts
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Many outdoor enthusiasts sport brimmed caps and baseball caps offer no protection for sensitive ears and the back of the neck. No wonder we see so many skin cancers in these areas! Bucket hats and broad-brimmed hats are the way to go, and now there are a few stylish AND functional options!!
Dorfman Pacific offers a few great gifting options for Father’s Day. Its MC288 hat comes in 3 colors and features Supplex Nylon and Coolmax technology to help wick away sweat. Reviewers report that the brim folds down easily to cover the neck and the dark underbrim makes it easy to see in bright sun. Perfect for golfers!
For the stylish man-about-town, Salamagundi is a full-service hat and accessory shop in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and a second location now in Boston’s North End. They work closely with independent milliners to create hand-blocked custom pieces and the finest head wear in the world!
You’ve seen these on NBA players, but cyclists, triathletes, fishermen, and basketball players may enjoy these cooling arm warmers as the perfect accessory for summer outdoor activities. They offer light compression to minimize muscle fatigue and soreness and the moisture-radiating material offers a cooling effect. AND, they block 99% of UV-R!
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One of the first steps in convincing the Dads in your life to wear sunscreen is to make it easily accessible! Here are a few protective options:
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