NEW Zhik Uvactive® Shirts Protect You from the Sun’s Harmful Rays

The importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV, even in cloudy conditions, is well understood in the southern hemisphere yet less so in the northern hemisphere. This is why the Australian brand Zhik attaches so much importance to their new UVActive® range of shirts for summer boating activity.

The UVActive fabric blocks out 99.5% of UVA and UVB even when the tops are wet, which far exceeds the exacting UPF 50+ rating. These significantly high results are measured under the US AATCC-183-2004 standards (Determination of the UVR Transmission of Dry Textile) and the Australian/New Zealand standard (AS/NZS-4399:201) for sun protective clothing.

Available in long sleeve and short sleeve, using a fine gauge, soft interlock weave, the fabric is highly durable, snag-resistant, and antistatic.

Ideal for boating and performance activity, as well as sun protection, they are breathable with excellent moisture wicking properties readily moving moisture away from the skin and the fabric dries very quickly too.

Suitable for all sailing, boating, water sports, and shore-based activities, these tops are available in men’s and women’s sizes and are a must for warm weather.


Men’s UVActive long sleeve top £39.95, €49.95, US$44.99, AUS$74.95, NZ$84.95

Men’s UVActive short sleeve top £34.95, €44.95, US439.99, AUS$69.95, NZ$79.95

Available from UK dealers


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About Zhik:

Zhik is a dynamic Australian-based apparel brand, at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries in design and fabric technology for all sailors. Founded in 2003, Zhik’s range of wetsuits and dinghy gear completely changed the design approach for performance clothing and have been rapidly adopted by sailors across the globe.

Since then Zhik (pronounced Z-ike), has taken the same ‘clean sheet’ approach and is pushing strongly into the yachting apparel, from coastal cruising to extreme ocean range, and also into paddling and water sports.

Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the winning choice of numerous Olympic and World champions. Zhik is the official supplier to the Australian, New Zealand, Singapore, and Danish Olympic teams, as well as many renowned, top-level international sailors, Extreme 40s, America’s Cup and Vendee teams.

Zhik was the technical clothing partner for Team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 and is the Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing for the 2020 Vendee Globe Campaign.

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