What does UPF 50+ mean?
This product is UPF 50+ certified.
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. It is an index measuring the ability of a fabric or material to filter out ultraviolet rays. The UPF 50+ index is the highest UV protection certification in Europe, according to European standard EN 13758-1. An UV protective garment with UPF 50+ certification blocks over 98% of UV rays, protecting your skin from possible burns and lesions.
By way of comparison, a cotton summer t-shirt often has a protection factor of around UPF 5. This means that 20% of UV rays pass through the fabric, which is a lot for someone who has to stay out of the sun or is exposed to it for long periods of time.
At KER SUN, your safety is our priority. That's why we use our own laboratory to test the UV clothing and accessories we offer on our online shop to make sure they comply with UPF 50+ certification.