Gear we love: 8 products that protect you from the sun
There are so many ways to protect your body from harsh UV rays these days, from polarized glasses to tanks and tees perfect for outdoor weather. And it sure doesn't hurt that they also happen to be fashionable. Our favorites:
Lululemon Sculpt Tank II
This UPF 50-plus tank, with its mesh panels and sweat-wicking fabric, will help you keep your cool no matter what workout you're crushing.
Xcel Water-Inspired Rashguard
Billed as "second skin," this comfy rashguard stretches four ways and blocks over 98 percent of UVA/UVB rays. For added convenience, it has a hidden key pocket as well.
Tory Burch Solid Longline Top and Low Rise Hipsters
The Longline Top sports underwires, removable pads and adjustable straps. Plus it has SPF 50 sun protection, and the Eurojersey fabric and four-way stretch means it also has a long lifespan. Pair it with the Low Rise Hipster, which also has SPF 50 protection, for your next volleyball game or general beach-lounging day.
Under Armour Sunblock Crop
The relaxed fit of these pants makes them oh-so-comfortable for just about any activity. And with sweat-wicking, UPF 50-plus material, they'll keep you cool and protected, too.
Patagonia Women's Seabrook Hoody
This sweatshirt is unbelievably soft -- reason enough to love it. The fact that it also has UPF 50-plus protection makes it that much better. The kangaroo-style hand warmer pockets and thumb loops are an added bonus.
Xperio UV Polarized Lenses
Always important to protect those eyeballs, right? Xperio UV lenses do a really great job of nixing glare and harmful rays. They have an impressive UV protection of E-SPF 50-plus and make all the colors around you that much more vibrant. Pick your fave colors and finishes, then visit a local eye-care professional to pick them up. Non-prescription lenses also available.
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Lululemon Dash & Splash Cap
Made of swim fabric that is sweat-wicking, this hat has UV protection to keep you protected whenever you're outdoors.
MyChelle Sun Shield Coconut SPF 28
This sunscreen contains aloe and vitamin E to help soothe and protect the skin, plus zinc oxide and titanium dioxide as a mineral-based barrier from UV rays. It is also reef-safe, so you won't be damaging the ocean during water sports.