UPF50+ Blocks 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays
Quick drying, lightweight and breathable
80% nylon, 20% elastane
What is UPF clothing?
Whilst the sun is needed to absorb Vitamin D for healthy bones, only a little is needed each day. The best way to protect children from the sun when they are at the beach, pool or just outside, is to cover them up in clothing or swimwear that blocks harmful rays. For clothing to be able to block the suns harmful rays it needs to have a UPF or Ultra Violet Protection Factor (SPF or Sun Protection factor relates to sunscreen not clothing). The UPF rating system was developed by the Australian Government, to indicate the level of protection the garment provides from the sun's UV rays on a scale of 15 to 50+. The higher the UPF the higher the protection from UV rays.
All Snapper Rock swimwear has a UPF rating of 50+, blocking 98% of all harmful rays.
Snapper Rock's UPF rating comes from fabric that we use in our designs. No chemicals or treatments are added to the fabric to provide the rating. What makes our garments UPF are due to the following:
1) Density of the weave or knit of the fabric - the denser the fabric the less UV it lets in.
2) The type of fibre - Nylon and elastane which our swimwear is made of disrupt alot of the UV light, whilst a fabric such as cotton doesn't block very much
3) The darker the garment - a general rule is the darker the fabric the more UV is blocked, however don't be afraid of choosing white rash tops - our white fabrics are dense enough to still block 98% of rays.
4) Stretch and wetness also affect the fabric. If the fabric is over stretched the more UV light comes through. To prevent stretching hand wash rather than using the washing machine.
Snapper Rock swimwear is tested by ARPANZA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) the Australian government's primary authority on sun radiation protection. The UPF Certification Trade Mark swing tag (see below) on our swimwear means that laboratory testing has been conducted and ARPANSA has been satisfied that the materials used to construct that product will provide the amount of sun protection stated on the rating label - UPF 50+ (which means 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays are blocked).
When you see this UPF50+ swing tag you can feel assured that your children will protected from sunburn and skin damage.
At Chelsea Lane, we want you to love your purchase! If you are unhappy for any reason, you may return your purchase for an exchange or refund – the choice is yours! Here are our instructions to do so:
All returns must be delivered within 30 days of the purchase to the following address:
Chelsea Lane - Returns 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 208 Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-278-1278
Refunds, less all shipping costs, will be issued within 7-10 business days from the date the return in delivered to us
Include your packing slip or a note in the package with the reason for your return, your name and order id
We ask that you, as the buyer, cover all return postage and keep a record of the tracking number
If there is an error in the listing or the product received is defective/damaged, please contact us immediately so we can resolve the issue.
Please be sure the returned item and its packaging is in the same condition as received (tags attached , folded neatly and not inside out, clean, unworn, not torn/ripped) Also, items that have manufacturer’s packaging need to be in the original packaging in the same condition as received - not cut, torn or destroyed. If the item is not in the same condition as you received it, please DO NOT return it.
Please include a hand written note that specifies which item, size and color you would like in exchange. Your replacement will be shipped within 3-5 business days unless otherwise notified. You will not receive an email notification but you may contact us at any time with the tracking number and order id to request an update. We do ask that you pay for safe shipping of the item back to us. We will not charge you to ship out a domestic exchange. Unfortunately, we will need to ask that you cover shipping if this is an international exchange. If you need to exchange the item a second time, we will request that the buyer cover postage. If you return an exchanged item, keep in mind that all postage costs paid by us are deducted from the refund.