With summer well underway, enjoy a sunny day while hiking, biking, at the beach or out in your backyard with apparel that will help keep your skin protected. The market for UPF apparel has grown so much in the last couple of years with top brands joining the band wagon including J.Crew, L.L. Bean, Athleta and more. UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor that means how effectively fabrics shield you from the sun. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to get your hands on this apparel. That’s why today we are sharing out favorite pieces that are under $20.
For starters, Sierra Trading Post has an entire section dedicated to UPF and SPF apparel. One of our top picks is the men’s Columbia Sportswear’s Thistletown Park Shirt that features UPF 15 protection. It also features a comfortable fabric blend with sweat-wicking material to quickly wick extra moisture away. Even better, this shirt is priced at just $14.99. You can pair this shirt with Pacific Trail’s Stretch Shorts that also feature UPF 30 sun protection and are priced at $15.
If you like to workout in the summer weather, then Athleta is the perfect place to shop to find clothing items infused with UPF. Athleta’s Pacifica UPF Tank 2 was designed with a performance fit without being too tight. This top made from UPF 50+ rated fabric that’s sweat-wicking to keep you cool and comfortable in the warm weather. Plus, it’s versatile to wear in the water too. Usually going for $44, this tank top is currently marked down to just $17.
On the hunt for UPF swimwear? Old Navy has an abundance of options for the entire family. Old Navy’s men’s Color-Block Board Shorts are a perfect option for your next water adventure and are priced at just $14. These shorts feature UPF 40 protection and are quick-drying so you stay comfortable all-day.
One-piece swimsuits are very on-trend and a lot of them also feature UPF. Lands’ End Tugless One Piece Swimsuit is an absolute favorite for summer. It’s fully lined, provides UPF 50 and it’s available in a wide array of color options. Also, since it’s a solid color you can easily dress it up with skirts, coverups and more. I also love that it comes in a wide variety of sizes to fit all from size 0 to 18. This swimsuit is priced at just $16 and for $5 extra you can personalize it with your monogram, too.
Which one of these items is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.