Free & Fast shipping on all orders

What is UVR clothing?

Solbari blog: What is UVR clothing?

UVR clothing or ultraviolet radiation clothing is an alternative name for sun protective clothing.

Sun protective clothing is also commonly referred to as sun protection clothing, UPF clothing or even SPF clothing.

Sun protective clothing was pioneered in Australia due to the harsh, sunny conditions. Australia formalised the UPF rating system for fabrics in the 1990s.

UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is a rating awarded by the Australian Government. UPF 50+ is the highest achievable sun protective rating.

Regular clothing may only achieve a UPF rating of 5 which means that 20% (1/5th) of the UV radiation can penetrate the fabric. Whereas, UPF 50+ means that only up to 2% (1/50th) of UV radiation can penetrate the fabric.

Dermatologists recommend sun protective clothing as the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Over 90% of skin cancers are caused by the cumulative exposure to the sun.

Solbari Sun Protection, offers an award-winning range of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, broad brim sun hats, UPF arm sleeves and UV block umbrellas.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:      
Women UPF50+      
Men UPF50+      
Sun hats UPF50+      
Accessories UPF50+      

The Solbari Team      
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional.



Also in Solbari Blog

Solbari blog: What clothing protects best from the sun?
What clothing protects best from the sun?

Dermatologists agree that clothing is the best way to protect yourself from the sun.

However, it is important to note that some clothing protects you a lot more than others from UV radiation.
Read More
What does UPF mean?
What does UPF mean?

This blog explains that UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates what level of UV radiation is absorbed by the fabric (and is therefore blocked before it reaches your skin).The Australian Government tests and rates the UPF rating of fabrics.
Read More
Solbari blog: What does UPF50+ mean
What does UPF 50+ mean?

UPF 50+ is the maximum sun protective rating achievable for fabrics.

UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is the sun protective rating measure for fabrics.

UPF50+ means that only up to 1/50th or 2% of ultraviolet radiation is able to penetrate the fabric which has been tested.

A fabric which has been awarded a UPF 50+ rating by the Australian Government is considered to provide excellent protection.

Read More