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Old 05-30-2016, 11:40 AM
 
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What type of fabrics you use which gives the best coolness at the heat? Must be long sleeves. It is only may and I am dying alrady, I need tips

1 layer can still burn it so something air passing but still covering..

These dang summers becomes earlier and earlier and are more burning than last years.. New heat records every year
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Old 05-30-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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There are a lot of thermal protection fabrics. One is Rash Guard. There are hats with SF 50.
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Old 05-30-2016, 12:06 PM
 
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There are a lot of thermal protection fabrics. One is Rash Guard. There are hats with SF 50.

That is new to me. Can you give some link which introduces the technique what makes it protective? Is it something natural or unnatural?
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There are a lot of thermal protection fabrics. One is Rash Guard. There are hats with SF 50.
I just ordered 2 new swimsuits on Amazon for my blond, fair skinned 5 year old after she burned a bit this weekend in the pool despite having sunblock applied numerous times throughout the day. One was Rash Guard, the other was a similar brand. SPF 50 fabrics, I believe. 2 suits (both with full coverage shirts and board shorts). Having sleeves covering your shoulders, arms, and back makes all the difference. I usually insist on it, but Grandpa had let her into the pool with a different suit this time. They weren't cheap (almost $80) for 2 suits for a little kid, but she needs it. Her older sister does not. If you need to invest in products such as these, it's worth it, especially if you live in a hot and sunny area.

Also, Columbia makes clothing with a brand of thermal protection which they call "Omni shield", I believe. Several shirts that allow good ventilation. Hats too. We buy them at the Marine store, and they are primarily marketed for fishing use etc, but any large outdoor store that caters to hiking and outdoors will have similar products.
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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Google it. It is a protection applied to fabric, not natural. Works great! I have a shirt for swimming and a hat. I have had around 200 cancerous /precancerous spots removed. I am on my 3rd or 4th go-round of chemotherapy cream to burn out more
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Yes..there are sun-resistant fabrics! But, just use sunscreen! Most folks don't use NEAR enough or apply it correctly! It's a full "shot-glass" worth of sunscreen applied 30 mins. BEFORE you get into the sun! Otherwise, you can burn before the sunscreen takes effect! It takes 30 mins. for the protectiveness to happen! If you towel off, then you need to reapply. Waterproof, heatproof, sweat proof....NONE are TOWELPROOF!
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Yes..there are sun-resistant fabrics! But, just use sunscreen! Most folks don't use NEAR enough or apply it correctly! It's a full "shot-glass" worth of sunscreen applied 30 mins. BEFORE you get into the sun! Otherwise, you can burn before the sunscreen takes effect! It takes 30 mins. for the protectiveness to happen! If you towel off, then you need to reapply. Waterproof, heatproof, sweat proof....NONE are TOWELPROOF!

I use sun cream but it is not enough. I increase it all the time but I havent put it long before I go out. Have to try that effect. I had long sleeve clothes for summer but heat increases and they are too warm to use now. 10 years ago I could just use long sleeves but not anymore. I used linen, that was good since now.

I have a hat, sun glasses, sun cream and everyhing but I should find thinner fabric to use to replace linen. Also it cannot be too thin because 1 layer is not enough. Or then I should use several thin layers. Throught the 1 burning is still possible.

I could not find proper site by googling which introduces technology. For some bugproof clothes they are using natural smells from certain plants so some special clothes are natural (even not necessary made of natural fibres). Instead many waterproof clothes has serious health risks as inpact for quality of sperm, cancer, etc. I guess I have to call outdoors store to a big city since we have no any and ask.


I don't go naked or even half naked but even the parts that are seeable (arms, ankles, calfs, hands, face, neck, toes) are burning right away..


I prefer natural fibres but I have so much fabric on the boxes that are thoo thick that I don't want to buy something what is not good either. Silk is not etical and it cannot be used on free time, with dogs etc.

our fabric stores are so small, I should go to shopping to a big city. I would rather just mail order but I don't know what I am looking for.

What type of bamboo fabrics there is available? Is there thin fabrics too? I have only seen bamboo terrycloth and fleece and thick fabrics. Would thin bamboo be good?

Everything comes here years after and we have to ask and special order something if we know something exist.

Bamboo experiences at heat, anyone? Could you imagine long sleeve bamboo to be good at sun? 1 layer enough?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:26 PM
 
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Bamboo is no different than cotton or linen. You need a treated fabric. If you are opposed to wearing them, then you will probably have to stay inside.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:16 AM
 
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Bamboo is no different than cotton or linen. You need a treated fabric. If you are opposed to wearing them, then you will probably have to stay inside.

Cotton and linen are very different of each other.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:33 AM
 
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If your skin is never exposed to the sun, how do you get your vitamin D?
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