EN 13758-2:2003+A1:2006 - UV protective apparel

This standard specifies the requirements for marking clothing designed to provide the wearer with protection against solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Garments marked according to EN13758-2 provide UVA + UVB protection against harmful UV rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause skin damage. Wearing protective apparel designed in accordance with this standard reduces the dangers caused by UV exposure. While this apparel protects against UV radiation wearing this apparel does not guarantee protection in all conditions. Note that only areas covered by this apparel are protected and that the protection offered by this apparel may reduce with use, if stretched, or if wet. UV protective apparel should be cared for according to instructions inside each garment.

UPF Range* Protection % UV Blocking Labelling levels
15 - 24 Good 93,3 - 95,8 % 15,20
25 - 39 Very good 96 - 97,4 % 25,30,35
40 - 50+ Excellent 97,5 - 98+ % 40,45,50,50+

*UPF - Ultraviolet Protection Factor