The benefits of sunshirts

Wearing a sunshirt when you go riding in the sun is a great way to protect yourself from the harmful rays of sun. 

  1. Sun protection: A sunshirt, also known as a UV-protective shirt or rash guard, is designed to provide protection against the sun. All our tops have UPF 50. Wearing a sunshirt while horse riding can help shield your skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even increase the risk of skin cancer.

  2. Comfort: All our tops and shirts are made from a lightweight, breathable fabric that is designed to keep you cool and comfortable even in hot weather. They are constructed with moisture-wicking materials that help pull sweat away from your body, allowing it to evaporate more easily. This can help you stay dry and comfortable during your horse riding session.

  3. Reduced heat absorption: Dark-colored clothing, such as traditional riding jackets or shirts, can absorb and retain heat from the sun, making you feel hotter and more uncomfortable. In contrast, most of our tops are available in lighter colors and made with a fabric that reflect rather than absorb sunlight. By wearing a sunshirt, you can help minimize heat absorption and maintain a more comfortable body temperature while riding.

  4. Protection from elements: Apart from UV radiation, our light shirts can also offer some protection against other elements you might encounter while horse riding. They can act as a lightweight barrier against wind, dust, insects, and potential abrasions from foliage or branches, enhancing your overall riding experience.

Remember, while a sunshirt can provide protection from the sun, it's still essential to take additional measures to protect yourself, such as wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen on exposed areas of skin. Staying hydrated and seeking shade whenever possible are also important for your well-being while horse riding in sunny conditions.