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Women’s North Dome Sun Hoodie
With a more breathable waffle-textured fabric, bonded seams and increased sun protection at the collar, the Women's North Dome Sun Hoodie has you covered for high-exposure days at the crag.
  • Attached, pre-tensioned under-the-helmet hood with bonded brim
  • High collar for better protection
  • Standard fit
  • Elastic binding at cuffs and hem
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 30
  • Ultralight grid-knit fabric with FlashDry-XD™ regulates moisture and your body temp on the wall
  • Underarm gussets for increased mobility
  • No side seams for improved comfort under a harness
  • Taped shoulder seams for comfort with a pack
Women’s North Dome Sun Hoodie
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Women’s Paramount Skort
A perfect combination of breathability and coverage, the Women's Paramount Skort features a lined undershort with FlashDry XD™ and a sleek, integrated belt.
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Secure-zip welt pocket on left side and patch pocket on right side
  • Standard fit
  • Integrated belt closure
Women’s Paramount Skort
Men's First Trail Short Sleeve Shirt

Lightweight, water-repellent and with enough sun protection for all-day adventures, the First Trail Shirt will keep you comfortable in situations that might be anything but.

  • Standard fit
  • Four-way stretch-woven fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Concealed-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Screen-printed logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
Men's First Trail Short Sleeve Shirt
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Men's Rolling Sun Packable Shorts
The light, versatile Rolling Sun Packable Short comes in a wide array of colors and has the performance features, like moisture-wicking FlashDry™, you need for the kind of summer days you never want to end.
  • Standard fit
  • Two hook-and-loop-closure back pockets
  • Dobby fabric raises the face fabric from your skin for quicker drying
  • FlashDry™ moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+
  • Zip-fly with button closure
  • Internal, flat drawcord at waist for an adjustable fit
  • Packs into secure-zip stowpocket on left thigh
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Slash hand pockets
  • Internal flat drawcord at waist
  • Center front zip-fly with button closure
  • Two back pockets with Velcro® closure
Men's Rolling Sun Packable Shorts
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Men's Wander Short Sleeve

Featuring FlashDry™ technology to wick away sweat, the light, comfy Wander Short Sleeve has you all set whenever you hit the trail.

  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Side slits at hem for ventilation Offered year round
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
  • Standard fit
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
Men's Wander Short Sleeve
Men’s Wander Short
The super-comfy Wander Short, with durable, wicking FlashDry XD™, is easy on and easy to love. These stretch-woven shorts feature a water-repellent finish and a secure zip-pocket.
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Two drop-in hand pockets
Men’s Wander Short
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Women’s First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
Soft, breathable and with UPF 50+ sun protection for all-day adventures, the Women's First Trail UPF Shirt is designed to keep you comfortable and covered as you expand your comfort zone.
  • Four-way stretch-woven fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • Concealed secure-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Covered placket
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Women’s First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
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Women's Aphrodite Motion Short
The Aphrodite Motion Short, featuring a soft, comfy herringbone fabric and four-way stretch, is the water-repelling, sweat-wicking, sun-protecting short you've been waiting for.
  • Standard fit
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Packs into secure-zip back pocket
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility with FlashDry™ and non-PFC DWR finish
  • Packs into back pocket
  • Embroidered logo on back-right yoke
Women's Aphrodite Motion Short
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Women’s Wander Tank
The lightweight, versatile Women's Wander Tank is made with a stretchable, durable jersey-knit fabric that has sweat-wicking FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection.
  • Standard fit
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Shaped hem
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right hem
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
Women’s Wander Tank
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Women’s Class V Mini Short
The stretchier and lighter Women's Class V Mini Short provides all-day comfort while also delivering the UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking performance you need.
  • Angled side seams
  • 68% recycled nylon
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Encased-elastic waistband with drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Exposed secure-zip pocket at center back
  • Standard fit
Women’s Class V Mini Short
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Men's Class V Pullover

The updated Class V Pullover is stretchable, packable, easy-to-carry protection for your next adventure. With FlashDry™, UPF 50+, a water-repellent finish and undeniable color-blocked cool, you will be more than prepared for the next adventure.

  • Welt hand pockets
  • Encased elastic at cuffs and hem
  • Embroidered logo on left chest
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+
  • Relaxed fit
  • Stows in left side-seam pocket
  • Front hook-and-loop-closure flap drop-in pocket
  • Reverse-coil center front quarter zip
  • Paneled hood with drawcord
  • 68% recycled nylon
  • Raglan sleeves for improved mobility
Men's Class V Pullover
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Men's Class V Belted Short
The Class V Short is the most important thing to pack for any warm-weather trip, after sunscreen of course.
  • Partially exposed, adjustable, three-color webbing belt
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Relaxed fit
  • Two secure-zip side pockets
Men's Class V Belted Short
Men's Wander Short Sleeve Henley
Made from lightweight, abrasion-resistant, recycled material, this is the perfect top for any adventure.
  • Standard fit
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Three-button center front placket
  • Side slits at hem for ventilation
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 on solid styles
  • Offered year round
  • aUPF 15 for heather styles
Men's Wander Short Sleeve Henley
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Horizon Hat
The lightweight, durable Horizon Hat has a classic fit and comes in a variety of relaxed colors. It’s a basic cap that'll be in constant use any time the sun is out.
  • Shallow fit—a snug silhouette for a closer fit
  • Elastic sweatband with wicking and cooling performance
  • Embroidered logo on center front
  • Unstructured front panels
  • Adjustable webbing strap closure with branded plastic buckle at back
  • Super-lightweight nylon cap
  • Adjustable clip closure
  • Branded elastic sweatband
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
Horizon Hat
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Women’s Wander Boxy Tank
The lightweight, versatile Women's Wander Boxy Tank is made with a stretchable, durable jersey-knit fabric that has the sweat-wicking of FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection.
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
  • Standard fit
Women’s Wander Boxy Tank
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Women's Aphrodite Skort
The luxe handfeel and finishes of our much-loved Aphrodite line have come to a new silhouette. The versatile Aphrodite Skort combines a skirt's range of motion with a trail short's coverage and durability.
Women's Aphrodite Skort
Women’s Pitaya Hoodie 3.0
The Pitaya Hoodie 3.0 is a sleek wind jacket made with a recycled-nylon that has taffeta-like feel. It features WindWall™ technology, a water-repellent finish and UPF 50+ protection so wherever you go, you can go with confidence.
  • Adjustable hem cinch
  • Raschel fleece lining
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Elastic binding on cuffs
  • Standard fit
  • Secure-zip hand pockets
  • Embroidered logo on left chest
  • 100% nylon WindWall™ shell for breathable, wind-resistant protection
  • Three-piece, fixed hood
Women’s Pitaya Hoodie 3.0
Women’s Paramount Convertible Mid-Rise Pant
The Paramount Convertible Mid-Rise Pant is a quick-drying, wicking pant with zip-off legs and UPF 50+ sun protection for true versatility in changeable conditions.
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Standard fit
  • Hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on back-right hip
  • Secure-zip back pocket
  • Standard fit
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Secure-zip back pocket
  • Heat transfer logo on back-right waist
Women’s Paramount Convertible Mid-Rise Pant
Men's First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
Lightweight, water-repellent and with UPF 50+ sun protection for all-day adventures, the long-sleeved First Trail UPF Shirt will keep you comfortable in situations that might be anything but.
  • Four-way stretch-woven fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+
  • Concealed-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Standard fit
Men's First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
Men’s Paramount Trail Convertible Pant
If you're always waiting for the ideal conditions, you won't get much done. With the Men's Paramount Trail Convertible Pant, featuring a ripstop, FlashDry™ fabric, the window for adventure just got a lot wider.
  • Hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on right thigh
  • Zip-off legs let you convert pants to shorts with 9" inseam
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Secure-zip side pockets let you store your valuables
  • Relaxed fit
  • Integrated, belt
  • Slim fit
  • Zip-off legs let you convert pant to a short with 9" inseam
  • Integrated, belted waistband
  • Secure-zip pockets
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Heat transfer logo on right thigh
Men’s Paramount Trail Convertible Pant
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Women’s Wander Short Sleeve
With sweat-wicking FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection, the Women's Wander Short Sleeve is made for long, comfy days on the trail or at the crag.
  • Standard fit
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Shaped hem
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
Women’s Wander Short Sleeve
Women’s Class V Short
The stretchier and lighter Women's Class V Short provides all-day comfort while also delivering the UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking performance you need.
  • Back exposed-zip pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • 68% recycled nylon
  • Elasticated waistband with drawcord
  • Angled hand pockets
  • Standard fit
  • Split vents at hem
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
Women’s Class V Short
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Littles Brimmer
The versatile Littles Brimmer is fully reversible and provides all the comfort, style and sun protection you could want as you introduce your little explorer to summer fun.
  • Reversible for added versatility
  • Embroidered logo on center front
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Reversible for added versatility
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Embroidered logo on center front
Littles Brimmer
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Youth Mudder Trucker Hat
Add some style to their summer wanderlust with the Youth Mudder Trucker, a vintage-inspired trucker cap that pairs a 100%-recycled mesh with a durable canvas front panel.
  • Woven logo patch on center front and logo flag label on back closure
  • Rugged canvas in a vintage wash
  • Youth fit
  • Recycled mesh backing
  • Adjustable snapback closure
  • Rugged canvas trucker in a vintage wash
  • Adjustable snapback
  • Mesh venting
Youth Mudder Trucker Hat
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When you're ready to head out into the summer sun, skin cancer is the last thing you want to have on your mind. But there's more to reach for than just high SPF sunscreen. Block the UV rays by wearing clothes that come with a built-in ultraviolet protection factor (UPF).



Peak protection: up to UPF 50 sun protection and beyond



Unlike sunscreen, UPF clothing is measured for protection from UVA and UVB rays. Not only will you block out the UV radiation that causes sunburn, there's extra benefits. Sun protective clothing also offers UV protection against rays that contribute to premature aging, wrinkles, and more.

What does the UPF rating mean? The number tells you the sun protection factor of the fabric. For example, a fabric with a rating of UPF 50 only allows 1/50th of the sun's rays through to the skin. To get the best sun protection, you'll need high rating. Take your sun safety seriously, and remember to throw sunscreen into your hiking pack along with your favorite protective sun shirt.



Stay active with sun protective clothing



When you shop for men's activewear or women's activewear, add "blocks sun damage" to your list of must-haves. Head to checkout knowing you have the best training clothes for outdoor adventures. Breathable fabrics let you hike for hours without feeling stifled. If you're going for a run on a hot day, avoid feeling drenched by the end of the first mile. The quick-drying, moisture-wicking construction helps beat the summer heat. And you can tug on a pair of board shorts and a t-shirt over your swimwear for instant protection at the beach or boardwalk.

Even when it gets cooler, stay out of the sun. Long sleeves with thumbholes keep your arms protected. Pants and leggings keep your legs out of the sun. Block as much UV radiation as possible: your skin (and your dermatologist!) will thank you.



Mix it up: Sun protection clothing in all styles



From a swimsuit cover up to a jog-worthy hoodie, there are plenty of ways to style your outdoor look. Shop short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts for all types of weather. And don't forget, you can always grab an iconic fleece for an extra layer in uncertain weather.

But things often heat up when it comes to hours in the sun. When you lace up your sneakers, don't forget a pair of breathable running tights for extra comfort. A skort and a wide-brim sun hat make for a perfect outfit for exploring a new city. Throw on a baseball cap with capris and a tank top for an everyday protective look.

Still looking for the perfect outfit? We're coming up with new looks all the time. Check out our new arrivals for even more amazing sun gear.



FAQs



What is sun protective clothing/UPF clothing?

Sun protective clothing is made in a way that blocks some percentage of the sun's UV rays from reaching the skin. It's the special weave that gives it an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). UPF clothing blocks both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays cause sunburn while UVB rays contribute to wrinkles, premature aging, and skin cancer.

What does UPF stand for?

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. It's similar to an SPF rating for sunscreen. The higher the UPF, the more protection it offers from the sun. Clothing with a UPF of 50 blocks all but 1/50th of the sun's rays from reaching the skin. Clothing with a UPF of 30 or better gets The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation. When it comes to UPF ratings, 30-49 is considered good protection. 50 and above is excellent.

Do you need sunscreen if you have sun protection clothing?

Yes! Sunscreen is still important, especially on your face and other exposed skin. Most people don't cover every inch of their body with clothing. Any skin that's still exposed to sunlight should be getting a layer of sunscreen.

How do you wash sun protected clothes?

Sun protected clothes can be washed in the washing machine, like your other clothes. For the best results, wash your UPF clothes in cool or cold water on gentle with mild detergent. Instead of using the dryer, air dry sun protective clothes without wringing them out.

Is it safe to wear sun protective clothing every day?

Yes! Sun protective clothing is just like your other clothing when it comes to wearing it. You can wear your sun protective clothing as often and for as long as you like. Just make sure to keep it clean between uses.

Does black UV protective clothing reflect the sun's rays?

Color plays a part in making UPF clothing. Dark and bright colors absorb UV rays before they can get to your skin. If you're looking for extra sun protection, black and other dark colors are particularly good choices.

Where can I buy sun protective clothing?

We sell sun protective clothing right here on thenorthface.com, or you can find a store near you to browse for sun protection clothing and UPF clothing in person.