Protection: The table below shows the ratings and effectiveness of UV protection. While we try to use 50+, there is only 2% difference between 25 and 50.
Swimwear Fabrics: High performance swimwear is important to us. We use Chloroban by Stretchtex for the majority of our swim garments. It has a 50+ sun rating, is chlorine resistant (lasts longer), is soft to touch and has excellent stretch and shape retention. Where possible we use a higher gsm (thickness of the fabric) which means that it is more supportive and compressing. The lining is also a Stretchtex product (they are an Australian company that were the first in the world to develop and produce compression fabric and all Speedo's worldwide are made from their fabrics). Washing in cold water is recommended, don't tumble dry or dry clean.
Other Garments: We use a variety of fabrics depending on the garment. Sorbtek by Stretchtex (Sculpt Bike Shorts, Sculpt 3/4 Tights, Swoosh and Triangle Pants). This is a fantastic fabric that absorbs moisture - quite a bit of moisture - and transports it away from the body.