100% Australian Cotton
Our cotton knit fabric provides excellent protection from UVA and UVB without the addition of chemical treatments. Sun protection is inherent in the weave of the fabric. As you wash these garments the UPF rating goes up due to natural tightening of the fibers. Cotton breathes so you remain cool and comfortable while still protecting your skin.
Carvico Italian Aqualife
55% Polyester, 45% P.B.T.
This high technology Italian fabric features the highest level of chlorine resistance on the market along with excellent durability and comfort. Tested by the Australian Radiation Laboratories, the UPF rating on all colors is 50+ when wet or dry. Quick drying as well as cool and comfortable under the intensity of the sun.
Carvico Italian Nylon/Lycra
80% Nylon, 20% Prime Lycra
This durable and exquisite Italian fabric features Prime Lycra. This guarantees the highest level of chlorine resistance. Tested by the Australian Radiation Laboratories, the UPF rating on all colors is 50+ when wet or dry. Quick drying as well as cool and comfortable under the intensity of the sun.
Cotton-CoolMax Pique Knit
Featuring 4-channel fibers, this fabric moves moisture quickly away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric. CoolMax fabrics are washable, dryable and provide protection from UV rays with an UPF rating of 30+. This fabric resists mildew, odors and shrinking.
This technologically advanced fabric provides the best in protection from UVA and UVB during intense activity. It incorporates excellent moisture wicking properties which leave you cool and dry in extreme conditions. It is the fabric of choice for cycling teams in Australia.
80% Nylon, 20% Lycra
This fine Italian nylon/lycra fabric is remarkably cool under extreme conditions. It feels comfortable against the skin and provides durability, even when exposed to chlorine and salt. It has been well received by triathletes facing high temperatures and humidity.
For comfort and sun protection in hot climates, this quick dring fabric is lightweight nylon. It features moisture wicking 3-channel fiber technology for evaporative cooling. It is certified by ASTM to provide excellent uv protection (UPF 50+).
The silky, lightweight texture of this fabric is complemented by the durability and strength of nylon. The Supplex fibers in the warp combined with the Micro Supplex fibers in the filling provide natural UV protection with an UPF rating of 30+.
Engineered for high activity, this textured, lightweight and soft fabric provides durability, moisture management, and UV protection. UPF30+
Ultraviolet Protection Factor, UPF, is the current standard for rating fabrics. The UPF rating is an indication of how much UV radiation is absorbed by the material. A rating of 50 will reduce the skin's exposure to UVA and UVB by 50 times.
SPF, Sun Protection Factor, is reserved for the labeling of sunscreens. This number gives you a sense of how long you can stay in the sun safely depending upon your skin type. A person who generally burns in 10 minutes can extend that time to 300 minutes when using an SPF 30 sunscreen. However, this assumption should be used with caution. The SPF rating only relates to UVB rays and does not include UVA.