UPF rating: Articles designed to cover the maximum area of the body are recommended. The more skin that is covered the greater the sun protection.
Protection may be lower: 1. Where the material is in close contact with the skin e.g. across the shoulders; 2. At the seams; 3. If the material is stretched; 4. If the material is wet; and 5. Due to the effects of normal wear or prolonged exposure to pool chemicals. The UPF rating on this item of clothing applies only to the area of skin covered and to the entire item and not individual components.