Protect Yourself From the Sun

Specially designed clothing can protect a sailor's skin from exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Read the full article here.


The women’s Three-Quarter Skiff Guide Tee ($35) from Columbia Sportswear features UPF 30 protection. The moisture-wicking fabric is antimicrobial, which will help keep this shirt fresh after it spends a few days in your sea bag. Courtesy of Columbia Sportswear


The men’s short-sleeve Tech Top ($45) from Sperry Top-Sider proves Sperry is more than just a boat-shoe company. This shirt is made from a blend of polyester and spandex and is rated UPF 50. And it’s quick drying, breathable, and antimicrobial. Courtesy of Sperry Top-Sider


The Patagonia Sunshade ($55) shirt will change the way you feel about wearing long sleeves in 95 F heat—that’s when it’s designed to be worn. The tall collar and UPF 30 rating give good sun protection, and the light, moisture-wicking, quick-dry 100-percent polyester will keep you cool. Courtesy of Patagonia


Gill‘s UV Tec Shorts ($80) are designed to be cool and comfortable in warmer conditions. They’re made from a lightweight nylon fabric with a durable water-repellant finish, are quick drying, and feature a UPF 50+ rating. Courtesy of Gill

West Marine Tech Tee

West Marine‘s men’s Captain Tech Long-Sleeve Tee ($35) is designed to be a base layer or worn alone. The light, moisture-wicking polyester-and-spandex blend will be comfortable under your foulies, and with its UPF 50 rating, your skin will be well protected. Courtesy of West Marine

Henri Lloyd Atmosphere T

Henri Lloyd‘s Atmosphere T ($25) is available for both men and women. It offers UPF 50 protection and a breathable material so you’ll stay cool and comfortable during long days in the sun. Courtesy of Henri Lloyd

Harken hat

Protecting your face, ears, and neck is easy with the Harken Antigua Sun Hat ($29). The hat is rated UPF 30, and it has a chin strap to keep it in place when the wind pipes up. Courtesy Of Harken