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Let the Sun Shine - UV Skinz Sunwear Review

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson sums up a life on the water so simply.  For those who enjoy being on the water living in the sunshine, swimming in the sea, and drinking in the wild air is all part of the experience.  Sailing obviously entails plenty of time in the sun, particularly if you like the climate and warmth in the little latitudes like I do.  So if you're going to float and be on the water for any length of time, you'd better have good protection from the sun's UV rays.  Enter the line of clothing from UV Skinz . They have affordable and stylish clothes, or "Sunwear", that offer sun protection for the whole family.  But that's not entirely unique since many clothing brands offer swimshirts and UV protection.  What is unique is that UV Skinz focuses entirely on producing UPF50+ sunwear products.  I also appreciate their family focus and company foundation that didn't begin wit

Snikwah Sailing - Dress for the Occasion

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Mark Twain I'm mostly a t-shirt sailor, which is to say I'm not picky about what attire I wear when I'm sailing (and I have little influence on society). But I find that the older I get the more sensitive my skin seems to be to UV and wind rash, which is exactly why I was excited to try out a shirt from Snikwah that offers sun protection (UPF 50+) and an extendable/convertible collar to keep my neck, ears and even face protected on the water if I so choose. No, I'm not robbing a bank - I'm outfitted for sun/wind/bug/spray protection on the water! Snikwah's claim to fame is their proprietary blend of Dri-Release fabric that adds excellent moisture wicking ability to the UV protection. I don't know exactly what the material is made of, but it's been comfortable and airy during the last two weekends of sailing.  I'm also happy to report that Lake Michiga