Posted by Lisa Dewey on September 12, 2014
Solartex began selling sun protection clothing and UV swimwear in 1998, importing Australian made UV apparel for children. Sun protective swimwear was a new idea that mimicked surfer wear but offered the bonus of excellent sun protection and a chlorine resistant, quick drying, stretchy fabric. The snug fitting swim shirts and UPF protection swimsuits were great for children and young adults. As more parents began to see the value in these SPF shirts for kids, they began to ask for UV protection swimwear products to protect themselves. So many Moms I’ve spoken to over the years have been grateful for our rash guards that make them look stylish and less self-conscious in their bathing suits while they chase their kids at the beach or pool. Never enough time to slather themselves in sunscreen, Mom and Dad can throw on a swim shirt at once protecting themselves from UV rays and making them instant sun protection role models.
As adult demand increased, sizing options had to be addressed and plus size sun protective clothing and plus size rash guards were born! As many of us Moms know, our bodies change after child birth and sometimes we need larger swim shirt options. Enter the women’s plus size rash guard swim shirt in fabulous colors and styles. Solartex has been a leader in providing sizing options that begin with your newborn baby and go all the way to 8XL. There are long sleeve and short sleeve plus size sun protective shirts, and women’s plus size rash guards with and without zippers. Pair them with plus size swim tights or plus size swim shorts, or try a cute, modest 2-piece swimsuit set.
Plus size swim shirts for big and tall men are also available. Find big men’s zippered plus size swim shirts, plus size loose fit swim shirts or a more traditional snug fitting large man’s rash guard. (The snug fit big and tall rash guards can always be worn loosely by purchasing 1 to 2 sizes up.)
So if you are looking for plus size sun protective swimwear in sizes 1XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL, 7XL or 8XL, you’ve come to the right place!
When Solartex began selling sun protective clothing and UV swimwear in 1998, we went straight to the Australian innovators who first designed and manufactured this UV apparel. These companies created sun protective clothing by copying the design of the surfer rash guard shirts. Rash guards were designed as tight fitting surf shirts, worn by surfers to protect their chests from [...]
Solartex has been selling sun protective clothing and UV swimwear since 1998, longer than almost anyone on the internet today. We’ve sold a lot of different brands over the years and have even created our own. One thing that we’ve found is that there is a wide range of sun protection clothing and SPF swimwear out there, and a whole [...]
Laurie and I began Solartex Sun Gear in 1998 to promote child safety products that make life easier for parents. Solartex had its genesis when my fair-skinned, red-headed son was a toddler. I wondered then, just like I wonder now, how effective is sunscreen? Are the sunscreen chemicals safe for my children? Are there cancer causing agents in sunscreen? In [...]