SPF clothing for adults?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-09-2010
SPF clothing for adults?
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Thu, 07-10-2014 - 12:13pm

Does anyone know where I can find SPF clothing for adults?

Nancy
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Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 3:48pm

I have purchased ladies blouses at REI. I recently saw some at Costco at a "road show" display, it was athletic wear like rashguards, leggings, and fitted zip jackets. Probably most large sporting goods/outdoors type of stores would have some since we need the protection when out doing things like hiking, boating etc. 

REI has a large selection on the website, if you don't live near one of their stores.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 8:02pm

TravelSmith, L L Bean, and ExOfficio all carry both sunscreen and bug repellant clothes.  However, the protection in both washes gradually away, over 30 or so washings.  So I don't think it's worth the extra cost. 

Read this.  People in hot countries have been wearing clothing to protect themselves from the sun for 100's of years. See what works.

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/clothing