Since 1997, The Alex & Me Company has offered many different types
of men's sun protective UV swimwear, sun protective UV clothing, and sun protective UV hats &
accessories. Our SPF/UPF sun protective UV apparel are fashionable, cool,
comfortable, lightweight and recommended by thousands of dermatologists
for their SPF/UPF protection.
The Alex & Me Company began as a sun protective UV swimwear company in 1997 and
we were one of the first companies to import sun protective UV swimwear
from Australia. Since then we have grown to where we not only carry
quality sun protective men's UV swimwear from all over the world, but
we now have the largest brand selection of sun protective men's uv swimwear, sun protective men's uv
clothing and sun protective men's uv hats on the internet. All our sun protective men's UV fabrics have
been tested to prevent the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays from damaging the
skin and our sun protective men's UV swimwear items are highly resistant to chlorine and
salt water damage. As with all of our sun protective men's UV swimwear and sun protective men's
UV clothing....... no sacrifices are made when it comes to their
designs and styles. Remember, the Alex & Me Company has the largest
selection of sun protective men's UV swimwear and sun protective men's uv clothing
on the Internet! Alex & Me takes great pride in carrying only the
best in sun protective men's UV swimwear and sun protective men's uv clothing including: men's uv swim
suits, men's uv swim shirts, men's uv swim shorts, and men's uv hats.
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Your Quick Guide for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear:
SPF is for Sunscreen; UPF is for Clothing & Swimwear
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor.
Some manufacturers and even some websites describe their clothing as
SPF protective. However, as we all know, SPF was designed for and
describes a sunscreen's protectiveness and not clothing. However......
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor.
To help the consumer better determine the unique protection a garment
UPF rating system has been developed. The UPF rating system was first
developed by the Australian Government to inform and protect their
citizens from the sun's very harmful rays in the Land-Down-Under.
Shoppers should only consider
buying a UV garment that as a UPF rating (Ultraviolet Protection
Factor) and moreover, from a reputable company and/or manufacturer that
promotes the UPF rating system. Such great and widely know companies as
Patagonia, Marmot, Columbia, Speedo, Sportif, and RailRiders only use
the UPF rating system. Alex & Me Company was the first multi-brand
UV Retail store in the US and to this end, we only carry such brands
that use the UPF System to ensure our thousands of loyal customers that
they are only getting the very best protection from their UV sun
protective apparel item.
Below is the
Australian/New Zealand Standard for Sun
Protective Clothing and Swimwear, which is now considered the industry standard in rating such sun
UPF Ratings and Protection Categories
UPF 15 – 24
93.3 - 95.9
UPF 25 – 39
96.0 - 97.4
UPF 40 and over
97.5 or more
Considered the Ultimate in UV Sun Protection
Health Note: UPF Sun Protective Clothing and UPF Sun Protective Swimwear is specifically designed to block the
sun’s harmful UV radiation from damaging the skin (widely known as UVA/UVB/UVC
rays). Exposure to such UV radiation can
not only cause sunburn, but also long lasting damage resulting in premature
skin aging and/or skin cancer. To help the consumer better determine the
protection a garment has, a UPF rating system has been developed.