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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.

Summer Headwear at The Boy’s Store

Summer means lots of time outdoors. Therefore if your kids are as sun-sensitive as mine you will want to be sure they are covered, literally! I spend a majority of the year slathering my kids in sunblock. Also covering their skin with UPF clothing. As well as making sure their little heads are covered too. We have a LOT of hats. My son is a hat-hater! He will pull it off the instant it is on his head. And take it off every single time you put it back on. So I have spent a lot of time looking for hats that are not too heavy, uncomfortable, or cumbersome to deal with all day long.

Flap Happy is a great brand because they are UPF 50+ protective clothing certified. They are lightweight, they are comfortable, and many come with straps to help keep them on young kids! The Boy’s Store carries several different styles of the Flap Happy hats, and many are so cute you will wish they made adult sizes.

Here are just a few of the summer hats we carry:

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: This sweet sea animal print will wow all animal and sea lovers.

Summer headwear

Boys Shark Party Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Sharks are always swimming, and with this hat your little man will always be protected from the harsh sun.

Jolly Roger Crusher Hat by Flap Happy: Older boys love this pirate worthy skull crusher style. It is to DIE for.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: Surf is up all summer long, and this hat will keep them in the sun and catching the rays all day, without the harsh result.

Boys’ Cotton Flap Hat by Flap Happy: tropical themed, it is perfect for a summer of fun in the sun.