We’ve been hearing and reading about the dangers of sun exposure and how our bodies need protection from powerful UV rays at home, around water and when we travel. It is no surprise that my Norwegian skin doesn’t tan, I burn in the sun. I wear a rash guard when I swim during my travels and a sun hat when I am hiking, around water, or out on a boat. When the folks at UV Skinz asked me to review their new rash guard sun hoodie, I jumped at the chance to give my fair-skinned teenager, and swimmer, some much needed sun protection clothing that is stylish.
Skin cancer facts
What is it about teenagers not wanting to wear sun protection? Do they know that one blistering sunburn doubles their risk of Melanoma skin cancer and that wearing UV protective clothing lessens their risk to sun exposure? While I’m not trying to scare anyone, the fact is that over two million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, and that one in five Americans will contract skin cancer during their lives.
Men’s Beach Hoodie Travel Apparel
The Men’s Beach Hoodie comes in three colors; black, navy and orange. The certified UPF 50+ breathable sun fabric is lightweight and quick drying. The sun protection hoodie offers flat lock seams, a cinching hood and a Kangaroo front pocket. The hoodie retails for $49.95, but check the website for current pricing.
UV Skinz sun protection clothing
The Sonora, California-based sunblock clothing company, UV Skinz, also makes travel and swim apparel for children and toddlers, in addition to rash guards. These sun clothes block out 98% of the sun’s rays, poolside, at the beach, biking, hiking, at the amusement park or anywhere where the sun’s rays may harm you.
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UV Skinz review written by Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. UV Skinz supplied me with this men’s beach hoodie, as well as two rock star suits for toddlers and children for a travel apparel review.