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Protection from UV radiation

Sunlight provides energy and consists of various components, not all of which are visible to the human eye. Among the invisible ones are ultraviolet rays. UV radiation is a high-energy, electromagnetic radiation that can be harmful to the body in too high a dose: starting with a sunburn, to skin damage and even skin cancer. Particularly with increasing altitude on the mountain, attention must be paid to intensive UV exposure. This increases with altitude (+10 to 15% per 1,000 metres of altitude) and protection against UV radiation is correspondingly important. Many VAUDE bike textiles therefore offer integrated UV protection of varying intensity.

UPF 40

[according to DIN EN 13758-1] UPF 40 means that less than 2.5% (1/40) of harmful UV rays can penetrate the fabric. UV protection is achieved through fibre selection, weave or material thickness. VAUDE products do not contain titanium dioxide, i.e. the UV protection is provided solely by the construction of the material.

UPF 50+

[according to DIN EN 13758-1] UPF 50+ means that less than 2% (< 1/50) of harmful UV rays can penetrate the fabric. UV protection is achieved through fibre selection, weave or material thickness. VAUDE products do not contain titanium dioxide, i.e. the UV protection is provided solely by the construction of the material.