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Women’s Wander Long Sleeve
With sweat-wicking FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection, the Women's Wander Long Sleeve has you covered when you next head off the beaten path.
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
  • Standard fit
  • Shaped hem
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Offered year round
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
Women’s Wander Long Sleeve
Women’s Paramount Mid-Rise Pant
The Paramount Mid-Rise Pant is a quick-drying, wicking pant with roll-up legs and UPF 50+ sun protection for true versatility in changeable weather.
  • Secure-zip back pocket
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • One secure-zip thigh pocket and one thigh pocket with hook-and-loop closure
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • Heat transfer logo on back-right hip
  • Water Resistant
Women’s Paramount Mid-Rise Pant
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
Women’s Aphrodite Motion Pant
The Aphrodite Motion Pant, featuring a soft, comfy herringbone fabric and four-way stretch, is the water-repelling, sweat-wicking, sun-protecting pant to take on your next challenge.
  • Tapered and straight leg with improved tapered-leg shape and contoured seaming at leg outseam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Embroidered logo on back-right yoke
  • Secure-zip back pocket
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility
  • Standard fit
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit, tapered and straight leg
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility with FlashDry™ and non-PFC DWR finish
  • Secure-zip back pockets
  • Improved tapered leg shape and contoured seaming at leg outseam
  • Embroidered logo on back-right waist
  • Water Resistant
Women’s Aphrodite Motion Pant
Men’s Wander Short Sleeve
Featuring UPF protection and FlashDry™ technology to wick away sweat, the light, comfy Wander Short Sleeve has you all set whenever you hit the trail.
  • Body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Standard fit
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
  • Side slits at hem for ventilation
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 for Solids and UPF 15 for Heathers
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Offered year round
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.
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
Men’s Wander Short
New Arrivals
Women’s First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
Soft, breathable and with UPF 50+ sun protection for all-day adventures, the long-sleeved Women's First Trail Shirt is designed to keep you comfortable as you expand your comfort zone.
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Four-way-stretch fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Concealed-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Venting overlay on upper back
  • Placket covers the center front button closure
  • Covered placket
  • Four-way stretch-woven fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Concealed secure-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Water Resistant
Women’s First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
New Arrivals
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
  • Water Repellent
Women's Aphrodite Motion Short
New Arrivals
Women’s Wander Tank
The lightweight, versatile Women's Wander Tank is made with a stretchable, durable jersey-knit fabric that has the sweat-wicking of FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection.
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Shaped hem
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right hem
Women’s Wander Tank
New Arrivals
Women’s Never Stop Wearing Cargo Pant
We named it the Never Stop Wearing Cargo Pant for obvious reasons. Whether you're relaxing after a hike or just laying low, this soft, stretchy pant has the features and fabrics to be your first choice for total comfort.
  • Cargo pockets on center side seams
  • Slash hand pockets
  • Encased-elastic waistband with drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Standard fit
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Faux fly
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Two cargo pockets with flap closure on side of thighs
  • Encased-elastic waistband with drawcord for adjustability
  • Heat transfer logo above back-right pocket
  • Heat transfer logo above back-right welt pocket
Women’s Never Stop Wearing Cargo Pant
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.
  • Embroidered logo on left chest
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Reverse-coil center front quarter zip
  • Encased-elastic cuffs
  • Raglan sleeves for improved mobility
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Relaxed fit
  • Welt hand pockets within front pocket
  • 68% recycled nylon
  • Stows in left side-seam pocket
  • Paneled, adjustable hood with drawcord
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Front drop-in pocket with hook-and-loop flap closure
  • Water Repellent
Men’s Class V Pullover
Women's Aphrodite 2.0 Pants
Navigating overflowing streams and overgrown fields is no problem for these ultra-durable, quick-drying FlashDry™-XD women’s hiking pants. A touch of stretch, plus drawcords at the waist and ankles, keep the fit in check.
  • Guarantee: Lifetime Warranty
  • Standard Straight Fit
  • Extremely durable, breathable FlashDry™-XD technology wicks moisture and speeds drying
  • 2x2 wide rib-knit waistband
  • Stretch drawcord at leg opening for cinching
  • Tonal heather stretch external drawcord
  • Triple needle stitching for durability
  • Front hand pockets
  • Zip pocket securely stores essentials
  • Shirring on legs
  • 17" leg opening
  • Tonal heat transfer logo on back-right yoke
Women's Aphrodite 2.0 Pants
Men’s Wander Sun Hoodie
The midweight, sweat-wicking Wander Hoodie, made with recycled content, has FlashDry™ technology for sweat wicking, raglan sleeves for increased mobility and classic style for, well… just because.
  • Offered year round
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Drop-tail hem
  • Soft double-knit fabric
  • Standard fit
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Raglan sleeves for improved mobility
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
Men’s Wander Sun Hoodie
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
Men’s Wander ¼ Zip
The versatile Wander ¼ Zip, made from a lightweight, abrasion-resistant recycled material has the wicking performance to be a mid layer and more-than-enough style to be worn on the outside.
  • Raglan sleeves for improved mobility
  • Breathable jersey knit
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
  • Standard fit
  • Thumbholes
  • Offered year round
  • Body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Reverse-coil center front quarter zip
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 for Solids and UPF 15 for Heathers
  • Shaped hem
Men’s Wander ¼ Zip
New Arrivals
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
New Arrivals
Women’s Paramount Tight
The quick-drying, fitted Women's Paramount Tight has a high-rise waist, bonded thigh pocket and UPF 50+ sun protection. When adventure calls these are the pants you want to be wearing.
  • High-rise waistband
  • Bonded, secure-zip pocket on left leg
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Bonded, secure-zip pocket on left thigh
  • Screen-printed logo on front-left waistband
  • Fitted
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
Women’s Paramount Tight
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.
  • Heat transfer logo on back-right hip
  • Hand pockets
  • Adjustable waist belt
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Secure-zip back pocket
  • Standard fit
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
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.
  • Concealed-zip chest pocket for storage
  • Button cuffs
  • Four-way-stretch fabric for comfort and mobility
  • Standard fit
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Screen-printed logo on left chest
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Center front snap closure
  • Venting Overlay on upper back
Men’s First Trail Long Sleeve Shirt
Extended Sizing
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.
  • Relaxed fit
  • Integrated belt at waistband for adjustability
  • Hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Zip-off legs let you convert pants to shorts with 9" inseam
  • Two secure-zip side pockets let you store your valuables
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Water Resistant
Men’s Paramount Trail Convertible Pant
New Arrivals
Women’s Wander Short Sleeve
With sweat-wicking FlashDry™ and UPF 50+ sun protection, the Women's Wander Short Sleeve is made for days on the trail or on the wall.
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest and back-right shoulder
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Heat transfer logo on left chest
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Shaped hem
  • Lightweight jersey-knit fabric for breathability
  • Recycled body fabric has an ultra-soft, natural hand feel
  • Offered year round
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Standard fit
Women’s Wander Short Sleeve
New Arrivals
Women’s Cloud Roll Tight
Fitted and sleek, yet durable and breathable, the Cloud Roll Tight has performance features like moisture wicking and UPF 50+ protection to go with the trail-ready looks.
  • Fitted; Utilizes EcoActive material; Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry; High-rise waistband; Reverse-entry back pocket; Laser perforation throughout the back and on the lower-front legs for zoned breathability; Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50; Reflective logo on center back waistband for enhanced visibility
Women’s Cloud Roll Tight
Men's North Dome Short Sleeve Shirt
Lightweight, breathable climbing shirt for making all those hard moves.
  • Drop-in chest pocket
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+
  • Lightweight nylon stretch-woven fabric for durability and breathability
  • Snap front with button
  • Flecked shockcord hanger loop
  • Gusseted cuffs with stretch shockcord closure
  • Standard fit
Men's North Dome Short Sleeve Shirt
New Arrivals
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.
  • Youth fit
  • Recycled mesh backing
  • Adjustable snapback closure
  • Rugged canvas in a vintage wash
  • Woven logo patch on center front and logo flag label on back closure
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.