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I keep hoping all this Funshine talk will bring on the sun, but so far, looks like rain until Sunday. But when Mr. Sun does appear, you better believe I’m ready!

So you’re looking for UV protection clothing for your kids… but are cringing at the steep prices, right? Yeah, crazy that keeping our kids safe has to cost so much!

I found a great online retailer of sun protection gear for the whole family: Sun Protection Zone. With prices $5-10+ lower than other sun shirts, if you’re outfitting the whole family, you could save quite a bit.

I’m really gung-ho on this sun protection clothing (can you tell?) because as SPZ’s logo states, it’s “Sun protection that doesn’t wear off!” It is a relief to get quick sun coverage for my toddler’s body without trying to apply sunscreen everywhere. Now I can apply lotion just to the externals, and pop a sun shirt on – off we go!

Sun Protection Zone sent my baby a short sleeve rash guard in blue/white. I liked having a short sleeve option (sunscreen for his arms!) for those super hot days when a long-sleeve might be too much clothing. The collar stands up for added protection on the neck. The fit is roomy (hello use-it-again-next-year?), the fabric is a sturdy weave, and slips on easily over his head.

SPZ’s rash guards are 100 SPF / 50+ UPF rated, and are manufactured to stand up to chlorine and salt. I’ve used it in the pool for swimming lessons, and have washed it several times, and must say it is wearing well! I air dry it on a rack out of sunlight, as directed.

What I like about SPZ their range of sun safety products: Men’s and Women’s shirts, hats, jackets. Children’s shirts, hats, and even ThermoSkinz suits for water sport activities! Also sunshades, sunglasses, and sun exposure bracelets! There’s a decent range of color choices, although I must say the boys have it good with several colors and prints available in short and long sleeve rash guards! Girls have cute floral prints and pink/purple tones. Kids will really like the variety of options for sun clothing!

Here’s some great products at SPZ:

Women’s Long Sleeved Rash Guard & Booney Hat

Boy’s Short Sleeved Rash Guard in Flames!

This cool UV hoodie has finger holes in the sleeves! How awesome!

Does your family wear sun protection clothing? Do you find it comfortable?
 
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Win it: One lucky reader will win a boy or girl short-sleeved rash guard in color/size of choice (from available stock). ARV $20
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GIVEAWAY RULES: You do NOT need to leave your email – it is collected in the comment form! This giveaway ends at 11:59, EST, Friday, May 27, 2011. A winner will be chosen via And The Winner Is… WP Plugin. I will email the winner and they have 48 hours to respond. Open US/CANADA (excluding PO boxes). Must be 18+ to enter/win. Fulfillment handled by Sun Protection Zone.

Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

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JessicaMay 27, 2011 - 11:16 pm

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JessicaMay 27, 2011 - 11:15 pm

I like the boy’s swim shorts

Debbie KennedyMay 27, 2011 - 11:40 am

I would love the pink hibiscus rash-guard suit for my daughter!

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Nicole SMay 27, 2011 - 12:45 am

Visited SPZ’s website and was surprised at all the good looking clothes that are available. I liked the Woman’s Adjustable Floppy Hat.

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MichelleMay 26, 2011 - 7:18 pm

I checked out their website. I love that they also have attractive styles for moms and dads. Sometimes sun protective clothing can be so dorky!

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I love the boy swim shorts!

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KelleyMay 24, 2011 - 10:43 am

I like the long sleeved rash guard on the SPZ’s website.

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I really like that the website offers adult options too!

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I would go for the junior floppy hat. A friend has one of them and dd will actually wear it!
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Anne E. PerryMay 23, 2011 - 3:29 pm

I like the brown/white gaurd!!

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I love the shirt that you got for your son! The blue/white short sleeve shirt:) I love this because my son has excema so anything harsh like the son can really affect him! Great products!!

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I like the girls short sleeve rash guard shirt in the Purple color. I also like the girls thermoSkinz suit in blue.

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Amanda AlvaradoMay 22, 2011 - 6:32 pm

I really like the black w/ skulls but I think it would be too hot for here plus dd probably wouldn’t like it as much as she would a girly one! LOL I’d probably get either the pink or purple in the girls’.

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JLJMommyMay 22, 2011 - 9:12 am

I checked out Sun Protection Zone’s website. They offer a great selection of sunglasses, swimwear and hats for infants to adults.
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sara englishMay 22, 2011 - 7:59 am

Love the website- I’ve seen them at Costco but have never bought a product there. I really like the boy’s long sleeved rash guards. We’ll be in the pool a lot this summer and this would be perfect

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I like their floppy hats!
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I’d like the yellow palms short sleeve in size 2

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I like the variety of sun protection they have especially the Boys ThermoSkinz Suit.

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I saw some of their products at Costco a few weeks ago. I really like their girly rashguards and Solar Wrapz.
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angelaMay 20, 2011 - 11:25 am

Checked out their website. I like that it is easy to navigate and shows pictures of the color options. I also like the Boys NeoSkinz 1 peice suits

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I love the orchid floral w/ orchid short sleeve shirt!

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D SchmidtMay 20, 2011 - 12:32 am

I personally do not wear sun protection clothing although I know I probably should. I do purchase it for my two year old son and he seems comfortable in it but I have been doing since he was a baby so maybe he is just used to it.

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debbie mMay 19, 2011 - 11:59 pm

i really like the uv hoodie or sunglasses since i live in so cal.

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I would like the ezShade

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I like the Infant Sun Glasses.

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StephanieMay 19, 2011 - 2:53 pm

Rash guards are my favorite kind of swimsuit for little ones! Better sun protection…and so cute too!

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