Summer is quickly approaching! So now is the time to put away your winter gear and grab your beach shirt. But not so fast! This summer, consider purchasing a sun hoodie. That’s right, a hoodie in summer! But first, what is a sun hoodie? It is simply a loose long sleeved shirt, with UPF protection (more on that later), and a hood, of course, which is something you might not normally consider during the summer. In this article we are going to break down five reasons why you need a sun hoodie this summer.
#1 – Sun Hoodies Offer UPF Protection
UPF protection is the number one reason why you should invest in a sun hoodie this summer. If you are not familiar with UPF, it stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and it is a way to identify how much an article of clothing protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. Rayward Apparel’s sun hoodies offer at minimum UPF 30 protection, and our Sun Bound collection is rated UPF 50+, meaning it blocks more than 98% of harmful UV rays. With a UPF sun hoodie, the sleeves will protect your arms, and the hood will protect your neck, ears, face and head. For people that enjoy the outdoors, including hiking and camping, this is a must have for your wardrobe.
#2 – Sun Hoodies Are Portable and Light
Unlike traditional hoodies and jackets, Rayward Apparel’s sun hoodie is a lightweight and portable piece of clothing. This makes it a very comfortable article of clothing even in the summer. This also means that it is easy to store and pack. For this reason, our hoodie is perfect for traveling. You will not need much space in your luggage for a sun hoodie. That is, of course, if you decide not to just wear it while you travel!
#3 – Sun Hoodies Handle a Range of Temperatures
Depending on your location, the summer can bring a wide range of temperatures. You could have chilly mornings, muggy days or cool nights—and possibly all on the same day! Or, one minute you are outside in the sun sweating your tail off, and the next minute you’re in a restaurant being blasted by cool air conditioning. This is where Rayward Apparel’s Sun Bound hoodie displays its utility as you walk seamlessly between these environments and temperature changes. As much as you may like to be outside when its warm and the sun is out, you’ll still find yourself indoors often. From movie theaters and restaurants, to stores and airports, we’re all often under a roof with frigid A/C temperatures. However, having your sun hoodie on (or at least on hand) means you’ll never be caught off guard.
#4 – Sun Hoodies Reduce Reliance on Sunscreen
Sun hoodies greatly reduce the amount of sunscreen you need to apply. This goes back to our sun hoodie’s UPF protection rating. While sunscreen does protect against damage from UV rays, it’s heavy, messy and inconvenient. Rayward Apparel’s UPF hoodie is a much better alternative. Plus, it helps that our sun hoodie is a one time purchase, whereas sunscreen is expensive and never lasts long when applied and reapplied correctly.
#5 – Sun Hoodies Look Great
Let’s be honest, sun hoodies look great, and make you feel even greater! Whether indoors or outside, during summer or winter, there’s something relaxing and comforting about putting on a hood! Rayward Apparel’s specializes in sun protection clothing that doesn’t sacrifice comfort, style or performance. This means you get the protection you need and the performance you deserve, now available in the styles you want!