Long Sleeve Sun Shirts

Best Long Sleeve Sun Shirts from Rayward Apparel

Long sleeve sun shirts are the best go-to option for everyday sun protection. A sun shirt differs from a standard shirt in the fact that it’s UPF certified. This ensures you are protected from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Rayward Apparel offers excellent long sleeve options to ensure you stay protected AND comfortable. Even in hot weather, a long sleeve shirt can be the perfect beach shirt to keep you safe and cool in the heat.

What Constitutes a "Sun Shirt?"

More than anything, a “sun shirt” signifies a shirt’s ability to protect against the sun’s UV rays. However, less important than being called a sun shirt is being tested for sun protection effectiveness. This is measured using the Ultraviolet Protection Factor rating system, or UPF for short. Ratings range from zero (no UV protection) up to UPF 50+ (blocking more than 98% of UV radiation). For this reason, always check to make sure your sun shirt is UPF certified. There’s a big difference between being designed to be worn in the sun and being designed to protect you from the sun. Thankfully, Rayward Apparel’s long sleeve sun shirts are designed for both! 

Featured below are a couple of our most popular collections of long sleeve sun shirts:

The Shoreline collection is our go-to beach and exercise shirt. The long sleeve version in this collection is available in both men’s and women’s cuts. Best of all, it’s certified at UPF 50+ for excellent sun protection, so you can stay protected without sacrificing comfort. Thanks in large part to its lightweight polyester fabric, our Shoreline long sleeve sun shirts are moisture-wicking, quick-drying and breathable. Therefore, our long sleeve Shoreline collection is perfect for most active or outdoor activities.

Men's Red Long Sleeve Sun Shirt
Men's Shoreline Long Sleeve Shirt (Scarlet Red)

Named after our hometown and headquarters in New Orleans, the Crescent City collection is your ideal ‘everyday’ long sleeve sun shirt. Its tri-blend fabric with bamboo/cotton/spandex makes for an unbelievably soft and comfortable shirt. In fact, it’s one you’ll want to wear everyday! Additionally, our Crescent City long sleeve shirts are certified at UPF 45, providing excellent UV protection. Although not as light as our Shoreline collection, our Crescent City long sleeve sun shirts are still lightweight, breathable and buttery soft!

Women's Green Long Sleeve Sun Shirt
Women's Crescent City Long Sleeve Shirt (Cool Mint)

More Sleeve = More Protection

Both our Shoreline and Crescent City collections include short sleeve and long sleeve sun shirts. Because a short sleeve sun shirt offers less skin cover, it won’t be quite as protective on its own. However, regardless of which you choose, the fabric and UPF certification is the same when comparing short sleeve and long sleeve variations within the same collection. Because they offer greater UV protection, our long sleeve variations are more popular than our short sleeve sun shirts. However, there is a time and place for a short sleeve shirt, such as when layering with other apparel or pairing your shirt with broad spectrum sunscreen.

Whether you’re looking for a beach shirt, fitness apparel, light rash guard, or just something comfortable to get you through a long day, we have you covered! For more information on these and other sun protection products, please check out our shop.

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