SPF clothing for adults?

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

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

Avatar for sabrtooth
iVillage Member
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.


Avatar for elc11
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.