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Women’s Class V Water Top
The Women's Class V Water Top will quickly become your go-to sun protection piece. It has a slim fit, FlashDry-XD™ and UPF 40+ for those sunlit days you never want to end.
  • Raglan sleeves for better mobility
  • Side panels on both side seams
  • Adjustable, two-snap, crossover back panels make it easy to pull on and off
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Slim fit
  • High-and-tight crew-neck design
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
Women’s Class V Water Top
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Women’s Skagit Water Shoe
Whether you’re in the water or on land, this versatile, breathable water shoe is ready to go. The Women's Skagit Water Shoe has a quick-drying mesh upper that stops your feet from getting swampy while an anti-microbial finish keeps odor at bay.
  • Upper: Quick-drying, lightweight, antimicrobial mesh upper for anti-odor protection
  • Sole Unit: Removable, perforated footbed insert
  • EVA midsole drainage system allows water to drain from the shoe during water activities
  • TPU film overlay on toe cap
  • Siped outsole has our proprietary EXTS™ outsole traction system
  • Toggle closure
  • Mono-mesh screens prevent debris from entering the shoe while also allowing water to drain from the footbed
  • None
Women’s Skagit Water Shoe
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Men’s Class V Water Top
Memorable days in-and-around the water start with comfort and sun protection. The Men's Class V Water Top delivers on both of those fronts with moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ and UPF 40+ sun protection.
  • Forward-set side seams
  • High ¾" crew neckline trim
  • Raglan sleeves for better mobility
  • 3R6, 523, 56D, A91| no-hand, water-based-acrylic, screen-printed logo on left chest and logo graphic on back; JK3, M19| logo on left chest and graphic on left sleeve
  • Standard fit
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
Men’s Class V Water Top
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Men’s Skagit Water Shoe
Whether you’re in the water or on land, the versatile, breathable Skagit Water Shoe is ready for action. It has a quick-drying mesh upper and anti-odor finish to help keep your feet from getting swampy.
  • Sole Unit: Removable, perforated footbed insert
  • TPU film overlay on toe cap
  • Siped outsole has our proprietary EXTS™ outsole traction system
  • EVA midsole drainage system allows water to drain from the shoe during water activities
  • Upper| Quick-drying, lightweight, antimicrobial mesh upper for anti-odor protection
  • Toggle closure
  • Mono-mesh screens prevent debris from entering the shoe while also allowing water to drain from the footbed
  • None
  • Mid Cushioning
Men’s Skagit Water Shoe
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Women’s Recycled 66 Brimmer
The Women's Recycled 66 Brimmer provides sun protection in a timeless warm-weather silhouette. Made with a soft, 100% recycled body fabric and featuring a FlashDry™ liner you're sure to feel as good as you look. It's proudly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, earning their Seal of Recommendation for safe and effective UV protection.
  • Logo flag label
  • Recycled, adjustable chin strap with a toggle made from recycled plastic
  • Oversize, floppy brim
  • FlashDry™ lining helps keep you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Easy to roll up for packability
  • Body made with recycled polyester
Women’s Recycled 66 Brimmer
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Men’s Printed Class V Pull-On Shorts
We updated the relaxed-fit Men’s Printed Class V Pull-On Shorts with an advanced-tech fabric that is 68% recycled. We also included extra stretch, FlashDry-XD™, and water-repellent finish. Let the warm-weather fun begin.
  • Faux-fly front
  • Encased-elastic waistband with a drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Single-welt, reverse-coil-zip pocket on back right
  • Slash hand pockets
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Relaxed fit
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Men’s Printed Class V Pull-On Shorts
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Women’s Class V Shorts
The stretchier and lighter Women’s Class V Shorts provide all-day comfort while also delivering the UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking performance you need.
  • Standard fit
  • Water Repellent
Women’s Class V Shorts
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Recycled 66 Classic Hat
The Recycled 66 Classic Hat is well named—it’s made from recycled fabric and has a classic fit. The structured front panels help create a slightly more rigid look.
  • Structured front panels
  • Embroidered logo on center front and branding over back keyhole
  • Classic fit—an all-around classic fit that’s not too tight for maximum comfort
  • Adjustable, self fabric strap closure on back
  • Made with recycled materials
  • Fabric made with recycled polyester
  • Adjustable self fabric strap closure with a branded brass buckle on back
  • Embroidered logo
Recycled 66 Classic Hat
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Men’s Class V Belted Shorts
The relaxed-fit Men’s Class V Belted Shorts are made for those bright summer days that never fade. With added stretch and FlashDry-XD™ technology, the fun is just one “cannonball!” away.
  • Relaxed fit
  • Two single-welt, reverse-coil-zip pockets
  • Woven webbing belt with a logo label at one end
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Faux-fly front
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Water Repellent
Men’s Class V Belted Shorts
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Recycled 66 Brimmer
The Recycled 66 Brimmer has a 100% recycled fabric and the toggle on the chin strap made from recycled ocean plastic. With UPF 40+ protection, it delivers all of the laid back, sustainably-conscious vibes you could ever want. It's proudly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, earning their Seal of Recommendation for safe and effective UV protection.
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Fabric made with recycled polyester
  • Embroidered logo
  • Adjustable chin strap with a toggle made from recycled ocean plastic
Recycled 66 Brimmer
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Class V Camp Hat
The shallow-fit Class V Camp Hat features recycled materials in the body and panel fabrics and has a FlashDry™ sweatband for day-long comfort in the outdoors.
  • Shallow fit—a snug silhouette for a closer fit
  • Recycled, adjustable webbing strap closure with a recycled plastic buckle on back
  • Five-panel ball cap construction
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Low-density, floatable brim
  • Woven patch with a raised polyurethane (PU) logo
  • Body made with 68% recycled nylon
Class V Camp Hat
Women’s Class V Skort
The Women's Class V Skort is moisture-wicking, water-repellent, UPF 40+ and 94% recycled. This versatile silhouette provides light, stretchable coverage and comfort for a wide range of outdoor activities.
  • Standard fit
  • Fully encased-elastic knit waistband for comfort
  • Curved side slits for style and mobility
  • Embroidered logo on left hem
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Attached internal bike-short liner with a gusset
  • Invisible-zip pocket on right hip
Women’s Class V Skort
Women’s Printed Class V Short
The Women's Printed Class V Short isn't just light, durable and stretchable. It's also moisture-wicking, water-repellent, UPF 40+ and 94% recycled. Designed for comfort and coverage, this is the short to take on any warm-weather exploration.
  • Elasticated waistband with a drawcord
  • Exposed-zip back pocket
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Standard fit
  • Split vents at hem
  • Angled hand pockets
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
Women’s Printed Class V Short
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Women’s Plus Class V Short
The stretchier, lighter and more sustainable Women’s Plus Class V Short provides all-day comfort while delivering the moisture-wicking and water-repellency you need. These warm-weather go-tos are also available in extended sizes.
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Split vents at hem
  • Elasticated waistband with a drawcord
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Plus sizes
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Angled hand pockets
  • Exposed-zip back pocket
Women’s Plus Class V Short
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Men’s Class V Do Everything Shorts
Memorable days in-and-around the water start with comfort and sun protection. The Men’s Class V Do Everything Shorts deliver on both of those fronts with moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ and UPF 40+ sun protection.
  • Slash hand pockets and a hidden secure-zip stash pocket at left waistband
  • Back-right patch pocket with a hook-and-loop flap closure and fleck cord loop
  • Crotch gusset for added mobility
  • Standard fit
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Constructed waist with a zip-fly and snap closure
  • Encased elastic at back of waistband for a flexible fit
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
Men’s Class V Do Everything Shorts
Women’s Printed Plus Class V Short
The stretchier, lighter and more sustainable Women’s Printed Plus Class V Short provides all-day comfort while delivering the moisture-wicking and water-repellency you need. These warm-weather go-tos are also available in extended sizes.
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Split vents at hem
  • Plus sizes
  • Elasticated waistband with a drawcord
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Angled hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Exposed-zip back pocket
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
Women’s Printed Plus Class V Short
Women’s Class V Do Everything Shorts
The versatile Women’s Class V Do Everything Shorts more than live up to their name. These easy-to-love shorts have durable, moisture wicking FlashDry-XD™, practical pocketing, and a design that delivers all-day-comfort during a range of activities.
  • Fixed waistband with partial, encased elastic at the sides for a flexible fit
  • Side slits for style and mobility
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Drop-in back welt pocket
  • Zip-fly with a snap closure
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Crotch gusset for better mobility and a slimmer fit at the thighs
  • Slash hand pockets and a hidden secure-zip stash pocket at left waistband
Women’s Class V Do Everything Shorts
Class V Top Knot Bucket
Set your 'do free with the Class V Top Knot Bucket. With a 68% recycled body fabric and FlashDry™ sweatband, it's ready for any adventure and any hairstyle.
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Topless design
  • Recycled, adjustable shockcord with a toggle made from recycled ocean plastic
  • Embroidered logo
  • Body made with 68% recycled nylon
Class V Top Knot Bucket
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Class V Sunshield Hat
Protect your neck, face and head with the Class V Sunshield Hat. This classic style has a 68% recycled body fabric, UPF 40+ protection and a loop on the back for easy carry when the clouds roll in. It's proudly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, earning their Seal of Recommendation for safe and effective UV protection.
  • Body made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Unstructured crown
  • Low-density, floatable brim
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Recycled, adjustable webbing strap closure with a recycled plastic buckle on back
  • Embroidered logo
  • Recycled, adjustable chin strap with a toggle made from recycled ocean plastic
  • Roll-up sunshield
  • Classic fit—an all-around classic fit that’s not too tight for maximum comfort
  • Proudly recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, earning their Seal of Recommendation for safe and effective UV protection
Class V Sunshield Hat
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Men's Printed Class V Belted Short
The relaxed-fit Men’s Class V Belted Short is made for those bright, active summer days that never seem to end. With added stretch, FlashDry-XD™ and water-repellent finish, the fun is just one “cannonball!” away.
  • Faux-fly front
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Two single-welt, reverse-coil-zip pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Relaxed fit
  • Woven webbing belt with a logo label at one end
Men's Printed Class V Belted Short
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Men’s Class V Pull On Shorts
We updated the relaxed-fit Men’s Class V Pull-On Shorts with an advanced-tech fabric that is 68% recycled. We also included extra stretch, FlashDry-XD™, and a water-repellent finish. Let the warm-weather fun begin.
  • Slash hand pockets
  • Single-welt, reverse-coil-zip pocket on back right
  • Relaxed fit
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Encased-elastic waistband with a drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Faux-fly front
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Water Repellent
Men’s Class V Pull On Shorts
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M Printed Class V Pullover
The relaxed-fit Men’s Printed Class V Pullover is the super-light, packable answer to uncertain weather. With FlashDry™, UPF 40+ and a water-repellent finish, it has the features that make it a must-pack for exploration.
  • Three-piece hood with a drawcord for adjustability
  • Welt hand pockets within front pocket
  • Front drop-in pocket with a hook-and-loop flap closure
  • Embroidered logo on left chest
  • Raglan sleeves for improved mobility
  • Stows in left side-seam pocket
  • Fabric made with 68% recycled nylon
  • Relaxed fit
  • Reverse-coil center front quarter zip
  • Moisture-wicking FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Encased-elastic cuffs
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Water Repellent
M Printed Class V Pullover
Women’s Class V Ankle Pant
The fabric in the Women's Class V Ankle Pant isn't just light, durable and stretchable. It's also moisture-wicking, water-repellent, UPF 40+ and 94% recycled. Let the outdoor fun begin.
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 40+
  • Heat transfer logo on back-right hip
  • Drop-in back welt pocket
  • Crotch gusset for better mobility
  • Slash hand pockets
  • Partially encased elastic at back of leg-opening cuffs for adjustability
  • Extremely durable, moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Fully encased-elastic waistband with a hidden drawcord for adjustability
  • Hollywood waistband front-panel design
  • Invisible-zip cell phone pocket on right side seam
  • Standard fit
Women’s Class V Ankle Pant
Women’s Printed Class V Pullover
The relaxed-fit Women's Printed Class V Pullover is the super-light, packable answer to uncertain weather. With FlashDry™, UPF 40+ and a water-repellent finish, it has the features that make it a must-pack for exploration.
  • Fabric contains 68% recycled nylon
  • Kangaroo pocket with zip closure
  • Concealed-zip pocket in left hand pocket
  • Relaxed fit
  • Back-panel vent
  • VISLON® quarter zip with cord pull
  • Stows into back-left zip pocket to become an easy-to-carry wrist bag
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Embroidered logo on left chest
Women’s Printed Class V Pullover
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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 protection factor.



Peak protection and beyond



Unlike sunscreen, sun protection 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 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.

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.