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Rash Guards + Hats = Summer Ready!

In Southern California we enjoy Spring as another part of Summer. The weather is still warm, the sun is still shining, and we are outside! We love to enjoy the outdoors as much as we can. we play late in to the evening, and we swim and play in the sprinklers to cool down.

Our children are very fair. They burn very easily, they get it from their momma! So we try to make sure they are well protected from the sun. This is our first big weekend of swimming and we are ready with hats and rash guards.

Why Rash Guards you might say? Sunblock is fine! NOT. Remember when we were kids and our moms tried to convince us to wear t-shirts in the pool? It wasn’t because they were wanting us to be modest, they wanted us covered. Sunblock fades, rinses off, and only protects us so well. Rash Guards have a built in UPF and UV protection — many up to 70% more than sunblock alone! They still allow fo the kids to feel light and comfortable and to experience the water fully. it just gives us a little better piece of mind in the protection department. It doesn’t matter if your kids aren’t surfers and you are just playing in the sprinklers at home — protection from the sun MATTERS. The Boy’s Store has some great rash guards that are not only fun but stylish as well. They even offer some with matching hats!! WOOT WOOT! Check them out.

Boys’ Palm Trees Rash Guard by Wes and Willy: This orange, white, and blue palm tree themed rash guard is short sleeved and offers 50 UV protection.

Boys Locals Only Rash Guard by Wes and Willy: This short sleeved rash guard features a really cool sugar skull with a green, black, and white background.

Boys’ Ahoy Rashguard by Flap Happy: This fun blue and white long sleeved rash guard feature a fun lobster screen print and matches really well with the Flap Happy Nylon Spandex Flap Hat.

Rash Guards: The Long and Short of it

Sun safety is always important, but during the summer months when the sun is a little harsher — and we spend more time outside — we need to protect ourselves and our kids even more. One of the best ways to protect our kids is to cover large areas of skin with protective clothing. How do we do that comfortably and properly while still being able to enjoy our summer water activities? Rash guards. Rash guards are amazing long or short sleeved shirts that cover the skin and can protect from UVA and UVB rays during long hours out in the sun. Unlike sunblock it doesn’t need to be reapplied and can protect all day long. It is comfortable to wear in the sun since it breathes, and it is comfortable to wear in the water. The Boy’s Store carries several different types of rash guards to help protect your boys during their favorite water activities. Boy’s Long Sleeve Rashguard by Wes and Willy: This long sleeve white rash guard can be worn swimming, surfing, in the sprinklers, at the water park, you name it. The longer sleeves provide better allover protection to the entire upper body. Boy’s Parrot Rash Guard by Wes and Willy: This parrot themed rash guard provides protection to the upper arms and torso. It is lightweight and can be worn for all of your outdoor activities! Boys’ Riis Swim Trunks by Appaman: This Appaman logo themed rash guard is short sleeved and lightweight. It is perfect for summer water sports and provides protection to the upper arms and torso. Yo Ho Ho Rash Guard by Flap Happy: This 3/4 sleeve option provides more protection to the upper and mid part of the arms while providing full protection to the neck and torso. No matter which option you choose be sure to continue to sunblock any part of skin still visible to the suns rays for ultimate protection.

Summer + Sun = Shades!

The sun is really bright during those hot summer months. The sun is actually closer to us in the summer, that is why the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the rays are more dangerous. We all know it is important to protect our kids with hats, sunblock, and clothing with SPF and UPF protection. Did you also know that it is important to protect your kids’ eyes from the harsh rays of the sun?

A lot of people think that sunglasses just protect us from the glare of the sun, making it easier to see outside. But they also protect us from the harmful rays that can damage our eyes. This is an important issue amongst us all, not just adults. Sometimes we see kids with sunglasses on and we think, “oh how adorable” or “wow their parents must have money to burn.” But the fact is that they are a necessary tool for sun protection. While everyone likes to be stylish, they also serve a greater purpose.

Here at The Boy’s Store, we worry about the well-being of our customers. So we are here to offer you items that will help you protect your boys from the suns harmful rays, including sunglasses. We even offer sunglasses that are easy on the budget.

Shop these shades and more:

Boys’ Rockabilly Sunglasses by Appaman: These boys wayfarer glasses are incredibly cool looking, but they also offer 100% UV protection with UV400 protection. So not only are they stylish and cool, they also protect; the best feature of all is they are only $9.

Teeny Tiny Optics “Joe” Boys Sunglasses: These wrap around sun shades offer 100% UV protection to our younger boys. Ages 2-4 will find this especially useful. They are only $9 and they will help protect them all summer long.

Boys’ Keith Sunglasses by Teeny Tiny Optics: These cool flame shades feature cool graphics but they also feature 100% protection from UV rays. Also, they are impact resistant, because, well, BOYS. At only $9 they are truly a steal.