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With the hazy air over Vancouver, it’s easy to forget about sun safety. Did you know that up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays pass through clouds? Don’t be caught off guard this summer. At Grouse Mountain we’ve got you covered. From the hiker to the runner, to the little adventurer we have sun protection solutions for all. Our Retail Manager, Brock, has identified some favourite options so you can enjoy the sun without the burn. 

1. Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat The best sun protection hats should provide good shade from the sun for your scalp, face, neck, head and ears and preferably have a high UV barrier factor. With the Sombriolet Sun Hat, it has all these features and more. The UPF 50+ fabric shields you from the harmful rays, while the strategically placed vents and wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry. 

2. Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap Function lies at the heart of this street-styled cap. It shields you from the sun with UPF 50+ protection, keeps your brow dry with the TransAction™ headband, and stores away in your pocket with the help of the folding brim for when you’re enjoying indoor activities in the Chalet. 

3. Outdoor Research Activeice Sun Sleeves For anyone who’s spending prolonged periods of time in the sun, sun sleeves are a must have. Outdoor Research’s Activeice Sun Sleeves offer great protection. The ActiveIce™ fabric technology uses xylitol crystals to actually cool you as the fabric wicks away sweat. 

4. UV Buff Aquatic Camo – UV Coolmax Buffs are the ultimate accessory of choice for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere with ultimate versatility and multifunctionality. With 95% UV protection, the stylish UV COOLMAX® BUFF® Headwear protects the neck, ears and forehead from harmful UV radiation. The Coolmax® Extreme fabric with Polygiene® treatment has excellent breathability, moisture control and prevents bacterial growth. 

5. Oakley EVZero™ Stride Lenses that absorb/block UV offer strong defense against eye and eyelid damage. It's best to wear sunglasses year-round in the sun. All our Oakley lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB & UVC rays and harmful blue light up to 400 nm. 

6. Smith Chromapop Outlier XL Sunglasses For the casual fashionista enjoying a cocktail on the Altitudes Bistro deck, these oversized lenses offer optimal sun protection. These carbonic lenses are optically tuned to give you visual comfort while including polarization to cut glare and provides 100% protection from harmful UVA/B/C rays. You’ll be free to get outdoors but doing it in style. 

And of course, don’t forget to regularly apply a healthy amount of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. As you soak up this last part of summer, keep sun safe - in style.