When it comes to exercise, sun protection and staying cool in the heat is top priority. If you're like me, and enjoy exercising outside, the challenge becomes finding a way to stay protected from the sun, and yet stay relatively cool. Many polyester or spandex work-out tops give you great sun protection, but they're not practical in the heat. Nothing worse than a thick, moisture wicking fabric in 80+ degree weather! So, what to do?
The main thing that will help in your quest to stay cool and sun safe...ventilation. And by ventilation I don't mean cutting an enormous hole in your Nike running top! Look for loose-fitting, well ventilated tops that allow air to flow. Mesh in the sides or underarms make a huge difference. I know many of you love to rock form-fitting work-out attire, but as the temperatures rise, go for the loose stuff. When the priority is staying cool and covered, here are your best options!
Lululemon Sun Runner Long Sleeve: UPF 50+ and mesh panels for ventilation so you'll be protected and cool!
Tasc Performance V Neck: Super soft, moisture wicking, anti-ordor technology and it's UPF 50. This shirt isn't ventilated, but the bamboo and cotton fabric content make this a great option for warm days.
SunPrecautions Women's Ultra Athlete Full Zip Front: It's UPF 100, ultra ventilated and has a front zipper pocket. Order it in raspberry or white. You'll be happy.
And for men...
And for kids...