BUFF® CoolNet UV® XL Insect Shield® is 1/2" wider than the CoolNet UV® Insect Shield and is treated with an odorless insect repellent formula that lasts up to 70 washes, helps keep mosquitos, ticks, and other bugs at bay. BUFF® CoolNet UV® Insect Shield® XL Multifunctional Neckwear is 95% recycled - engineered with REPREVE® performance microfiber, HeiQ cooling technology, Polygiene® odor control and has a 4-Way, seamless, ULTRA STRETCH fabric construction that features UPF 50 sun protection. BUFF® CoolNet UV® XL Multifunctional Neckwear is approved and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation and can be worn 12 different ways - from beanie to neckwear.
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches your skin. A fabric rated with a UPF of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun’s UV rays to pass through. In other words, it blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation. UPF 50+ is the highest possible rating. Samples of fabrics have been tested for UV protection by LEITAT—Textile Technology Institute in accordance with the standard AS/NXS4399:1996 “Sun protective clothing--Evaluation and Classification.”
**The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends this fabric as an effective UV protectant only for covered areas.