Archive for Wear Sun Protection

What History Tells Us About Skin Cancer and African Americans

Feb 04, 2014 No Comments

February is African American History Month. Among much else, it can serve as a fitting reminder about a myth that has persisted for too long: African Americans (and those with darker skin tones) can’t get skin cancer. In fact, among the African American population, melanoma – the most serious kind of skin cancer – is much more deadly than among Caucasians.

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Cooltect Adds Cooling Effect to Sun Protection

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments

What is Cooltect? It’s an innovative cooling technology that adds to Coolibar sun protective fabrics. You get fitness gear that protects AND keeps you cooler during warm weather activity.

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2014: The Year to Make it Happen

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

Perhaps your New Year’s vows for 2014 included a travel destination, a positive health habit, a new adventure or an endeavor you’ve always dreamed about. Here we are, 21-plus days into 2014. How’s it going?

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The Sun, Heat and Skin Cancer: Is Tennis Too Dangerous?

Jan 18, 2014 No Comments

If you’re a tennis player or a tennis fan, you know that tennis requires you to be out in the sun for hours at a time. But even when it isn’t as hot as at was at the Australian Open last Thursday, a larger and less obvious danger remains: how are people protecting themselves from UVA and UVB rays that can cause skin cancer?

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Sun Protection in Winter? Ask an Olympian

Jan 16, 2014 No Comments

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, we’re reminded that protection from UVA and UVB rays is just as important in winter. Olympic skier Julia Mancuso shares tips for sun protection.

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Promote Skin Cancer Prevention with SPOT

Dec 05, 2013 No Comments

If you want to steer idle holiday chitchat towards something more meaningful, a UPF 50+ SPOT Skin Cancer™ T-shirt could be just the thing you’re looking for.

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Technology for a Cooler, More Comfortable Workout

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

Our newest fabric, Cooltect, now incorporates sweat-activated, cooling technology into every UPF 50+ Coolibar Fitness Shirt! When the body begins to perspire, tiny dots printed inside the fabric work to absorb moisture and activate a cooling agent that actually lowers the temperature of your skin. Check out this review from Coolibar Athlete Chad Hannon, an adventure race competitor and all around healthy living devotee.

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Fit to Wear Coolibar

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

Lupus Foundation of Minnesota Ambassador Chris Cronick spends a lot of time outdoors, teaching spin classes at the gym and traveling around the community to raise awareness for lupus along with her husband Patrick. Coolibar provided them with a few items to test during their busy month. Chris shares their thoughts on fit and function.

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Coolibar Clothing versus Regular Clothing

Oct 11, 2013 No Comments

One of the most common questions our customer service team receives is, “What is the difference between Coolibar clothing and regular clothing?” Here’s our answer:

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Five ways to add sun protection with a scarf

Sep 26, 2013 No Comments

I love scarves. They are the most versatile styling tool available (in my opinion), taking drab outfits from blah to voilà in a matter of seconds. Now that it’s fall, I try to incorporate a scarf into my look daily for both fashion and function. The Coolibar Aire Scarf is one of my favorite accessories as it does double-duty, providing some flair and UPF 50+ sun protection.

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