I keep hoping all this Funshine talk will bring on the sun, but so far, looks like rain until Sunday. But when Mr. Sun does appear, you better believe I’m ready!

So you’re looking for UV protection clothing for your kids… but are cringing at the steep prices, right? Yeah, crazy that keeping our kids safe has to cost so much!

I found a great online retailer of sun protection gear for the whole family: Sun Protection Zone. With prices $5-10+ lower than other sun shirts, if you’re outfitting the whole family, you could save quite a bit.

I’m really gung-ho on this sun protection clothing (can you tell?) because as SPZ’s logo states, it’s “Sun protection that doesn’t wear off!” It is a relief to get quick sun coverage for my toddler’s body without trying to apply sunscreen everywhere. Now I can apply lotion just to the externals, and pop a sun shirt on – off we go!

Sun Protection Zone sent my baby a short sleeve rash guard in blue/white. I liked having a short sleeve option (sunscreen for his arms!) for those super hot days when a long-sleeve might be too much clothing. The collar stands up for added protection on the neck. The fit is roomy (hello use-it-again-next-year?), the fabric is a sturdy weave, and slips on easily over his head.

SPZ’s rash guards are 100 SPF / 50+ UPF rated, and are manufactured to stand up to chlorine and salt. I’ve used it in the pool for swimming lessons, and have washed it several times, and must say it is wearing well! I air dry it on a rack out of sunlight, as directed.

What I like about SPZ their range of sun safety products: Men’s and Women’s shirts, hats, jackets. Children’s shirts, hats, and even ThermoSkinz suits for water sport activities! Also sunshades, sunglasses, and sun exposure bracelets! There’s a decent range of color choices, although I must say the boys have it good with several colors and prints available in short and long sleeve rash guards! Girls have cute floral prints and pink/purple tones. Kids will really like the variety of options for sun clothing!

Here’s some great products at SPZ:

Women’s Long Sleeved Rash Guard & Booney Hat

Boy’s Short Sleeved Rash Guard in Flames!

This cool UV hoodie has finger holes in the sleeves! How awesome!

Does your family wear sun protection clothing? Do you find it comfortable?
 
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Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

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    I like the boy’s swim shorts

  • Debbie Kennedy May 27, 2011, 11:40 am

    I would love the pink hibiscus rash-guard suit for my daughter!

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    I love the shirt that you got for your son! The blue/white short sleeve shirt:) I love this because my son has excema so anything harsh like the son can really affect him! Great products!!

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    I like the girls short sleeve rash guard shirt in the Purple color. I also like the girls thermoSkinz suit in blue.

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    I really like the black w/ skulls but I think it would be too hot for here plus dd probably wouldn’t like it as much as she would a girly one! LOL I’d probably get either the pink or purple in the girls’.

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    Love the website- I’ve seen them at Costco but have never bought a product there. I really like the boy’s long sleeved rash guards. We’ll be in the pool a lot this summer and this would be perfect

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  • D Schmidt May 20, 2011, 12:32 am

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  • debbie m May 19, 2011, 11:59 pm

    i really like the uv hoodie or sunglasses since i live in so cal.

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  • Stephanie May 19, 2011, 2:53 pm

    Rash guards are my favorite kind of swimsuit for little ones! Better sun protection…and so cute too!