For blazing sun and biting bugs Simms full-coverage SunGaiter™ packs UPF 50 protection and proven Insect Shield® tech. BugStopper® SunGaiter™ is powered by Insect Shield® UPF 50 SolarFlex® stretch fabric for superior sun- and bug-stymieing protection. Lightweight, quick-dry materials feature laser-cut breathing holes for front ventilation. A longer cape improves sun coverage at the neckline. And a taller fit at the back slides securely up and over a cap.
Insect Shield® repellent apparel provides long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection to help battle insects some of which may carry diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Insect Shield Repellent Apparel has been registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums). The active ingredient in Insect Shield is so tightly bonded to the fabric fibers that it retains effective repellency throughout the lifetime of the product.
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed. A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through. This means the fabric will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure significantly. All of our UPF finishes last the life of the garment, an industry standard of 30 washings.