Shopping Tips – Surf Shirts with Sun Protection

Are you out looking for a surf shirt to wear in Belize? If you’re comparison shopping for surf shirts there are some critically important factors you need to understand before you make a educated purchase. Quite possibly you want a surf shirt for the Belize scuba diving of the barrier reef, outdoor activities (especially the wild preserves in Belize), ultimate fighting, grappling, or just sun block. Whatever your purposes for acquiring this type of product, you need to make confident you’re shopping choices are the right ones because this investment is sensitive to your well-being. There are very critical details to consider before investing any money on a surf shirt, like the fabrics used, the comfort and sun protection guarantee, expense considerations, the country and location of the garment manufacturer and a few other important details. Read on and this brief surf shirt buying guide will enable you to become an smart surf shirt shopper in just a minute or two.

1. Materials and Fabric

Top quality surf shirts are made with Lycra and Nylon, which are two materials that when blended together offer the best rash protection  and flexibility. The proper composition of fabrics is approximately 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra, which has been scientifically experimented on by industry surf shirt technicians. Some manufacturers make a product made of spandex, or composition of spandex and cotton because those materials are less expensive than premium quality Lycra. These “knock offs” of authentic surf shirts are commonly poorly made and break down easily. Not to reference the limitations in SPF protection!

2. Comfort, Sizing, and Satisfaction Guarantee

Clothing products are usually the more challenging goods to shop for on the world wide web especially athletic fitting surf shirts. As you are buying surf shirts on the internet, or any bathing suit for that matter, you’d be smart to be sure the company you’re dealing with offers and return policy. When you get your surf shirt, try it on and examine for any uncomfortable areas, scratchy surfaces,

and any areas that might cause irritation. After all, we want to prevent rash not create it.

3. Rash and SPF Sun Protection

The best surf shirts provide both rash protection and a strong sun

protection. “SPF” is an acronym for “Sun Protection Factor” which is most often measured as a percent of how much of the harmful UV/UVA sun’s rays are blocked. You are going to be most comfortable with a surf shirt with at least 95% SPF guarantee because this lets you to enjoy it without having to think about sunscreen. The provider selling the product should be able to guarantee the SPF rating with certification from a radiation testing laboratory.

4. Affordable Cost and High Quality

Surf shirt prices on the world wide web basically range from around $20 to approximately $40 in most cases. Well known brands attempt to cost the inflated amounts because they screen print their logos all over the garments and make them appear more likable to shoppers. But, these bigger surf manufacturers are not affording you any higher quality fabrics, protection, or comfort guarantees than the smaller organizations who strive for quality surf shirts instead of branding. If you desire to pay $10-15 more for a ‘logo’ that’s your choice, but if you are simply interested in acquiring a premium quality surf shirt with a great color, optimal comfort, and 100% protection, there are organizations who offer that value without the larger cost.

5. Origin – Is It “Made in USA”?

If you decide to buy a surf shirt which was crafted overseas in places like China, you are almost certainly signing yourself up for an unsatisfactory experience. Specialty Lycra fabrics and professional “flat lock” stitching is needed for guaranteeing the sun protection, durability and flexibility you desire, particularly if you are looking for rash guard surf shirts. Most overseas operations have goals to mass produce rather than use heedful quality control in their manufacturing. Be sure the organization you purchase your surf shirts from displays a “Made In USA” promise.

Now that you are educated about which specifications to look for in a surf shirt and the organization promoting the surf shirts, feel free to begin shopping. There are a handful of good companies in the market, so how do you know where to start? Well, like any internet shopping experience you can make a beginning with any references that friends have offered you, and take advantage of the resources given by knowledgeable people offering quality information around the product. Shopping for a surf shirt can be reasonably simple if you’re following the guidelines I’ve just provided you, so keep your eyes open and shop smart.

Rusty Collins is Vice President of Swell Marketing LLC in Orange County, CA. – an organization specializing in surfing apparel, beach wear, and sun protection technology in clothing.


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