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What sets Solartex apart? Quality and our Bulletproof Fabric!

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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 lot of it is not made to last. One of the most important things we look for in sun protection swimwear is durability. This includes a well-made fabric that is chlorine resistant, flattering, stretchy, breathable, comfortable, fast drying and easy to care for. For our two main SPF clothing / swimwear lines, we use a P.B.T. fabric made of 100% polyester that is sturdy without being heavy. This amazing fabric is chlorine-proof, and provides the perfect fit with unparalleled techno-performance. On top of that, it is exceptionally breathable, it maintains its shape, it's fast drying, it resists "pilling" and it provides 2-way stretch.

We’ve found over the years that this chlorine proof, polyester fabric out lasts Lycra by a long shot. Our own kids have often worn their rash guards and sun suits for several summers before they pass them down to the next sibling. And I’ve had my zip front swim jacket, my favorite piece, for 6 years…it still looks great. My large size husband has even been able to find a plus size swim shirt to fit him perfectly and make him more at ease on the beach. Yes, they might cost a bit more than a sunscreen shirt from a big box store, but Solartex’s UPF protective swim shirts are actually an investment because with proper care, they can be worn for years. The fabric is practically bulletproof!

But don’t just take our word for it; check out this blog post from Home Grown Families, a Mom who has gotten a lot of mileage out of our sunblock clothing and rashguard swim shirts. She’s got some great advice about sun protection and her kids love wearing the UV swim shirts and “all in one” style swimsuits.

Even if you buy your sun protective swimwear late in the season, rest assured that you will be able to use it next season. And remember they are great anywhere you or your kids need UV protection clothing…the beach, the pool, the lake, water parks and for any water activities including swimming, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and kayaking.

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