EcoStinger sun protective swimwear fabric provide UPF50+ EXCELLENT U.V. PROTECTION which blocks >97.5% of the sun UV radiation. That's the highest ratings given to clothing fabric!
For best UV protection practice we recommend selecting a comfortable fit when choosing your size, the protection offered by clothing and swimwear may be lessened:
1. at points where the fabric is in close contact with the skin or at pressure points such as at shoulders;
2. if the fabric is stretched;
3. if the fabric is wet.
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Sun protection clothing, sun hats and sun protective swimwear ratings are measured in UPF; do not be misled by the wrong rating term:
Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is a measure of the protection provided by clothing fabrics.
Sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of the protection provided by sunscreens.
Eye protection factor (EPF) is a measure of the protection provided by sunglasses and other eye wear.
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is used to indicate the fraction of the UV rays from the sun that can penetrate a fabric. It represents the percentage of UV rays that can reach the skin with and without protection from clothing. For example, a long sleeved shirt that has a UPF of say 50 can only allow 1/50th UV radiation from the sun to the skin.