Our legionnaire-style hats are an essential companion to our UV ranges. They provide UV protection for the head and neck, whilst the larger than average peak gives increased shading of the wearer's face and eyes. There are no problems with swimming in them, either – the lightweight material dries very quickly when out of the water.
We are very excited about our range of sun protection clothing, because it uses a material called PBT. This material is already used in high-end sportswear because of its extraordinary properties, and Konfidence now lead the way in using the inherent benefits of this material in the design of children's UV clothing. Mechanically strong, PBT is perfect for body-huggable clothing, and when compared to Lycra it is proven to retain its shape for longer, is less prone to snagging, is far more chlorine-resistant, and is able to maintain a greater consistency in its UV protection rating over the life of the garment.
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Please note: the awards below have been received for the Konfidence Sun Protection Clothing range in general.
Konfidence UV Shorts should be washed in cold clean water and hung to dry in the shade. They may be washed on a cool wash (maximum 30°C). Do not tumble dry and do not iron. If the shorts are used in the swimming pool or sea, chlorine and seawater can have a bleaching effect on the colours and damage threads, so to avoid degradation please rinse out in clean water as soon as possible. Please don't leave in a warm or hot car without rinsing first, as this can increase the chance of chlorine damage.
The major component we use is PBT material, which has similar stretch and feel properties to Lycra but is better able to retain shape and colour fastness, especially in chlorinated water.
We use flatlock seams (the same as those used on good quality wetsuits) on the major parts of the shell to eliminate uncomfortable and unsightly ridged seams.
Konfidence UV Shorts have been independently tested to ensure that the materials are free of toxins and any banned substances. In addition, we have tested the material for its UV protection qualities.
If you have any questions or need any more advice about using this product, please feel free to ring us on 01566 777887 or click here to email us with your query – we're always very happy to help!