Is there someone out there in UKC-land who could recommend a shirt, long or short sleeves, with a collar I can turn up, that's UV proof please? It's primarily for cycling, but trekking might be nice too. I don't about colour/style, just the UV proofing part.
I'm not having much luck with Google, it's difficult to separate valid reviews from sponsored ones.
Happy Sunday to all,
Most of the Craghopper stuff claims to offer UV protection.
Maybe have a look at beachwear (uv) sun tops, might fit the bill?
It's largely determined by the physical nature of the fabric; tight weave to minimise weave interstices that would allow UV to pass.
Thanks for the inputs !
Google helped find the technical info on fabrics, weave, colour - thanks for that.
I hadn't considered beach wear at all, so I'll dig into that. Now occurs to me that the surf world might have something to offer.
Have a good week ! j 😀
I would agree with the comment about beach wear - long sleeve rash vest would cover your requirements, as they have a nice, high collar. I've got an Xcel one that is SPF50, but it's therefore quite thick and you'd get quite sweaty cycling in it, as there's no zip.
If you want something of a more casual fit, then look at the Animal Latero tops - they're crew neck, but otherwise a casual rash vest. I've got 4 of them and love them in the summer.
Otherwise, most outdoors shirts should give an SPF rating on them - pretty sure my Columbia and TNF stuff does.
I have a uv short sleeve hiking shirt that has a collar that unfolds to cover your neck when needed. I will try find out its make, i am traveling at the moment.
For collared, I like the mountain warehouse "isocool" polo shirts. It looks like the isocool line might just be short sleeve for the polo, but there are others in long sleeve.
For non-collared, I like the mountain warehouse isocool t shirts.
(When I used to hike more, I liked the ex officio line - they have very comfortable loose fitting, very well ventilated, uv proof button down shirts).