View Full Version : A Question for HATLADY

03-25-2008, 06:25 PM
Hatlady... I think it was you a while back ago who gave some links for UV protective clothing. I'm shopping for a UV umbrella... would like some input. I went out today with hubby to the Arboretum and got too much sun. We realized I better do something for next time. Not feeling too good at the moment. You'd think I'd know by now. Thank You ALL for any help you can offer...

03-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Lula, go to Google and enter "UV Umbrellas". You'll find a lot of websites that sell protective clothing and gear - including umbrellas. More than you'd ever need and in every price range. Hope you find a bargain!


03-27-2008, 09:20 PM
Jody, Thanks so much for responding.... I'm a googling!!!

03-29-2008, 01:02 AM

Also try Coolibar since they are all uv clothing, umbrellas, hats, you name it they have it.

Take care,


03-29-2008, 12:46 PM
:D Hey Lula! Sorry, I've been wacky with work lately, not able to spend time on the board during the week. You've gotten some good info already.....

Also - RIT SUNGUARD is a dye-type product (with no color) that you can use on clothing to increase the spf value to about 25 or 30. A tshirt normally is spf5 - so it is a good thing. And lasts all summer.

In addition to Coolibar, try


and hats of course (look for a 4" or wider brim)

In fabrics (and hats) look for a tight weave that you can't see light through - the lovely gauzey fabrics just won't cut it.

And still remember sunscreen!

03-29-2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks Hatlady... I knew you had a lot of info. And I'll remember my sunscreen. I felt bad the rest of that day but to my surprise I woke up fine. Strange... lately I'm feeling good. Hopefully it's not the calm before the storm. Scary sometimes.