Are skin clothing, sun protection clothing, and outdoor sun protection skin clothing all the same thing? Their prices range from more than 100 yuan to several hundred yuan, or even thousands of yuan. How should consumers choose and buy them?
Skin clothing: The fabric is as soft and thin as human skin, comfortable to touch, and has the characteristics of perspiration, wear resistance, and lightness.
Sun protection clothing: Clothing with the function of protecting against sunlight’s ultraviolet rays. It achieves the effect of isolating ultraviolet rays by adding sunscreen agents or sunscreen coatings.
Outdoor sun protection skin clothing: Textile fabrics with UV protection function and the public mass of a single layer of fabric per square meter (or the sum of the public mass of multi-layer fabrics per square meter) is not more than 60g/㎡. Clothing for outdoor wear.
Skin clothing has a certain UV protection function through physical shielding; sun protection clothing and outdoor sun protection skin clothing both have strong UV protection function through functional processing; sun protection clothing has no requirements on the weight of the clothing, focusing on the sun protection function. The thickness and weight are generally larger than skin clothing. In addition to UV protection, outdoor sun protection skin clothing also has the advantages of being thin, light, sweat-wicking, quick-drying, and having high moisture permeability.
Compared with outdoor sun protection skin clothing, sun protection clothing is thicker and less comfortable, but it has better sun protection effect and can also play a better protective role to avoid sunburn during exercise. Suitable for professional sports people or long-term outdoor workers; outdoor sun protection skin clothing is light and easy to carry, suitable for casual sports people or short-term outdoor workers; ordinary skin clothing does not have special UV protection function and is suitable for indoor use or to avoid sunlight exposure Working people.
Look at the label:
Determine the product type. If it is sun protection clothing or outdoor sun protection skin clothing, you must Check its sun protection index value (UPF) and ultraviolet value (UVA), because the national standard stipulates that when the UPF is greater than 40% and the UVA transmittance is less than 5%, it can be called an anti-UV product.
When purchasing, try to choose fabrics that are soft, smooth and elastic. This type of clothing feels soft and comfortable to wear; try to use polyester fiber (polyester) ) fabric has the best UV protection performance, because the benzene ring in the polyester fiber molecule can absorb UV rays, while nylon, cotton and other components have poor absorption effect; choose fabrics with darker colors and thicker thickness, and fabrics with the same material color The deeper and thicker the fabric, the better the UV isolation effect, but thicker is not always better. Fabrics that are too thick can easily lead to poor air permeability and moisture permeability, and can easily cause skin rashes, allergies and other discomforts; choose woven fabrics , woven fabrics have a tight structure and high density, and their protective properties are better than knitted fabrics. You can observe them under the sun or light when purchasing. Those with less light transmission have better UV protection effects.
Select based on the environment:
If you engage in professional outdoor sports, such as mountain climbing, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, etc., or if you perform outdoor sports under strong sunlight for a long time, it is recommended to purchase sun protection clothing; If you engage in leisure sports, such as walking, morning jogging, etc., it is recommended to purchase outdoor sun protection skin clothing; if you only wear it indoors, it is recommended to purchase ordinary skin clothing.
The outdoor anti-UV fabrics on the market mainly achieve UV protection through post-finishing. When the fabric is washed and stretched, the amount of UV shielding agent or absorber in the fabric will be reduced, and the amount of UV shielding agent or absorbent in the fabric will decrease. UV protection degrades, so attention should also be paid to the correct use, washing and storage of sun protective clothing.