Sun protection neck gaiters are one of our favorite outdoor accessories. So much so, in fact, that we’re reluctant to label them as “accessories” for fear the term diminishes their importance. Do you need a sun protection gaiter? Yes. Why do you need one? Glad you asked!
UPF Neck Gaiters Save Your Hide… Literally
Sun protection neck gaiters block UV rays from hitting the vulnerable parts of your face and neck. Without this protection, UVA and UVB rays will cause sunburn, early aging, sun spots and can ultimately lead to skin cancer. However, with a sun protection gaiter touting a UPF 50+ rating, over 98% of harmful UV rays will never reach the parts of your skin protected by its fabric.
UPF neck gaiters are great for necks because necks are an otherwise difficult, or at least inconvenient, area to protect. They are vulnerable, often exposed, and you can’t see them to ensure they’re protected! The same can be said for your ears and face. Fortunately, Rayward Apparel’s neck gaiters can be pulled up over your mouth, nose and ears without exposing your neck. This is especially important on or near the water, such as when fishing.
Although applying sunscreen isn’t especially challenging, if you’re concerned that you aren’t doing it as properly or as often (every 2 hours minimum) as you should, then it’s best to try a new means of UV protection, such as a UPF neck gaiter. Your skin will thank you, and you’ll quickly realize that our UPF neck gaiters offer way more than UV protection.
Our Neck Gaiters Do More Than Block UV Rays
Sun protection neck gaiters, while designed first and foremost for UV protection, do much more.* For example, the soft fabric can be dipped in cool water and returned to your head or neck for a quick, refreshing cool down. The lightweight and breathable fabric is also moisture-wicking, so sweat will evaporate quickly to keep you dry and cool. Additionally, although the fabric is lightweight, it will still help you retain some of your body’s warmth on chilly days. This is because the air between the fabric and your skin will remain warmer than the air outside. Plus, there are additional benefits based on how you wear your gaiter, including as hairbands, wristbands and hat liners!
If you don’t yet have a sun protection gaiter, you’ll be excited to learn that Rayward Apparel is launching its very first line of UPF 50+ neck gaiters. They are everything you need from a UPF neck gaiter, and nothing you don’t! Check back for pricing and availability, or join our email list to be among the first to know about new UPF 50+ products from Rayward Apparel.
Need a refresher on how UV rays affect your skin? Check out the video below:
* One thing Rayward Apparel’s sun protection neck gaiters are not designed for is preventing the spread of disease. Our UPF neck gaiters have not been tested for their effectiveness at preventing the spread of disease, such as COVID19, and should therefore not be used as an alternative to any appropriately-rated face masks.