A collection of UPF-rated styles and gear that will keep you protected year-round
There's nothing better than hitting the beach on a hot day, but any time spent outdoors exposes you to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause skin damage and cancer.
Tommy Bahama is committed to creating and offering products that keep you safe in the sun, so you can stay out all day.
- May is skin cancer awareness month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.
- UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. It indicates how much UV radiation a fabric allows to reach your skin. The higher the number, the more protected you are.
- The average cotton tee allows 95% of incoming UV rays to pass through, while an item with UPF 50+ allows just 2% of rays through.
- Tommy Bahama is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council, and supports their mission to empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection and the early detection and treatment of skin cancer.
The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation is granted to products that meet the Skin Cancer Foundation’s criteria for safe and effective sun protection, when used as directed. Some of the fabrics used in your favorite Tommy Bahama products that have earned the Foundation’s Seal include: our men's Siesta Key Shirts, men's and women's Delray collections, and every single piece of our ultra-flattering women's swimsuits.
Our partners at Maui Jim® have also earned the Foundations's Seal for their sunglasses, which block 100% of all harmful UV rays to protect your eyes from damage and long-term health risks.