UV protection even when wet.
The fabric of this OLAIAN anti-UV product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). This guarantees effective protection from the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports. The density of the textile fibres filters out UV rays, for long-lasting protection, even after washing. Caution: the elastane in the fleece patches may deteriorate in chlorinated water.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardised worldwide. It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through. To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVA and 98% of UVB rays.
Warmth and wind.
The minimum water temperature recommended for the use of these UV-protection cropped trousers is 22°C if it is worn on its own. Max. session length: 3 hours.
These cropped trousers are made of neoprene patches for warmth.
The anti-UV neoprene cropped trousers are made of textile and neoprene to ensure better thermal insulation. The neoprene is lined with polyester fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 1.5 mm. Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties.We test and guarantee the thermal quality of our neoprene materials.
These UV-resistant neoprene cropped trousers help limit rubbing and chafing due to contact with the surfboard or bodyboard. Our test protocols confirmed that chafing was significantly reduced during three-hour sessions.
Support and stability in waves.
The body-shaping waistband and the drawstring help the cropped trousers to stay in place even when you fall off the board in the waves. We recommend wearing a 500 or 900 women's UV protection T-shirt (available in short sleeve and long sleeve versions) in addition to these cropped trousers in order to be well protected.
Multi water sports UV protection cropped trousers.
Our UV protection products are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers. Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as swimming, kite surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Behaviour when in the sun.
Although this product gives protection from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from water, sand, etc.), heat, time of day, etc. must be taken into account. Wearing this product does not exempt the wearer from following the relevant advice: wear sunglasses, wear a hat or cap, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, drink regularly, etc.
What is the OLAIAN brand?
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURFING BRAND
Based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is Decathlon's surfing brand. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a product made for surfing and then on the same day test it directly in real practice conditions