Running is a great way to get some exercise in and enjoy the outdoors. However, it's important to remember to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Protecting yourself from the sun while running is essential, and with the right gear, you can do just that. We’ve outlined some of our favorite sun protection clothing essentials for women and men so be sure to check them out before your next run!
From shirts that block 98% of the sun’s harmful rays to UPF sun hats for running, we’ve got you covered.
What's the Best Sun Protective Clothing for Runners?
We may be biased, but our men's and women's UPF clothing is the best sun protection clothing to wear while running thanks to its UPF 50+ rating, butter soft, quick-drying fabric, and comfortability. Plus, all our UPF clothing is rigorously third-party tested to ensure the highest quality and best-in-class sun protection.
What Should You Wear While Running to Stay Protected from the Sun?
While it may feel comfortable to run shirtless, runners should wear a t-shirt made with UPF 50+ fabric, UPF 50+ shorts, and a UPF 50+ sun hat to stay protected from the sun while running.
We also recommend applying sunscreen when needed on areas that aren't covered by UPF clothing.
UPF 50+ Clothing for Runners
Running in the sun can be dangerous if you’re not adequately protected, which is why UPF 50+ clothing for runners is so important. That’s why, at UV Skinz, we offer top-of-the-line sun protection running gear for runners of all levels.
We have everything you need to stay safe while hitting the trails, from UV shirts and pants to sun hats and more. And our products are designed to keep you cool and comfortable even on the hottest days. You can enjoy a safe and fun run while keeping your skin healthy and protected when you wear running clothing from UV Skinz.
Women’s Sun Protective Running Gear
When it comes to running, women need sports bras, active shirts, sun hats, and shorts, all with UV protection for those runs outside.
A great run is made possible by a supportive sports bra. Start with a sports top with extra sun protection, like our Women’s Active Swim Bra. This sports bra comes in five colors and sizes XS to 4XL to meet your needs. Throw on the Women’s Racerback Swim Tank over top, and you will be ready to head out into the sun.
You’ll also need a pair of UV sun protection shorts or leggings to keep your legs safe from the sun on your run. Whether you’re most comfortable in short active shorts, full-length leggings, or something in between, here are some great women's running clothing options with UPF:
- Women's Active Swim Shorts
- Women's Active Swim Jammerz
- Women's Active Sport Swim Capris
- Women's Active Sport Swim Tights
Each pair of running bottoms is made with UV-protective material to block 98% of the sun’s harmful rays from reaching your skin as you run!
At UZ Skinz, we sell the best women’s UPF clothing for sun protection while running. You can find everything you need to protect yourself from harmful UV rays while enjoying a light jog or fast mile in the heat or the cold. We also offer women’s sun hats that are ideal for protecting your face from the sun while running.
Men’s Sun Protective Running Gear
For runners, there's no way to avoid being exposed to the elements. Running outside beats running on the treadmill any day. So, how do you stay safe from the sun during a run and what clothing can help protect you from the sun's UV rays, which can lead to sunburns and even skin cancer?
Let's go over men's sun-protective clothing for runners including our favorites for those men in your life that just love to run.
A long-sleeve UPF t-shirt is a great idea as well if you don't feel like putting sunscreen on your arms or notice you run when the UV index is really high. You will also want to wear sun-protective running shorts such as our Men's Adventure Shorts which are quick drying and have a mesh lining for additional support.
A men's sun hat is also a great idea when running to keep your face safe from sunburns and sun damage.
Be sure to stay sun-safe outside while running by choosing UPF 50+ clothing you can trust.