I had an epic Los Angeles Saturday with my kids today. First we went to see a screening of Muppets Most Wanted at the El Capitan in Hollywood in the morning (yes, it was great, but more about that later). Then to a baseball game at one windy park and then to a basketball game at another park. It went from chilly in the morning to having the sun beat down on us as we waited for the basketball game to start.
Not only is it really cute and comfortable, it wasn’t too hot and it wasn’t too cold. But what I really like about the wrap is that it has sun protection of UPF 50+. UPF is “known as Ultraviolet Protection Factor which indicates how much of the sun’s UV radiation is absorbed. It measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches the skin. It is a measure of total ultraviolet radiation blocked, both UVB and UVA. For example UPF 50 allows only 1/50th best explained as 1% of the UVA/UVB penetrates fabric,” according to SPF Addict. SPF, sun protection factors, is used to rate sunscreens so you know the amount of time you can spend in the sun without getting sun damage.
I wore the wrap in the morning because I was cold, but didn’t want to wear a jacket because it was supposed to be 80 degrees today. The material is TENCEL SUN®, which is made from Eucalyptus wood. It’s a nice, lightweight fabric that also kept me comfortable in the wind. I kept it on when I was standing in the sun and surprisingly it wasn’t hot. It might be a little warm on hotter days because of the darker colors, but it was find today.
Most of the sun protection clothes that I find are for hiking and I’m not crazy about the style of them. The SPF Addict wrap was nice because it was stylish and has natural sun protection. I was given the wrap for review, but I think I’m going to buy a long sleeve t-shirt for the beach. It’s a nice alternative to the swim shirts sold at sporting good stores. You can find more SPF Addict clothes at its online store.