Sun-protection from Title Nine

Planning a warm-weather trip to a sandy beach or poolside oasis? Or are you perhaps packing for a river rafting expedition, paddleboarding or kayaking adventure, or women’s surf camp? Title Nine has you covered…literally. And you’ll still look great with a bit less skin exposed to those harmful UV rays, I promise. I checked out three ideal Title Nine pieces for my summer lake days, river days and beach trips, all outlined below.

Swelter shelter dress: This fantastic piece is both a travel dress and a swim cover-up. Why yes, I do like my beachwear to be restaurant-ready, thank you very much. The Swelter Shelter has a mesh back and sporty laser-cut detail, and is made of Nimbleneā„¢ poly/spandex for UPF 50 sun protection. I can tug it on over a wet swimsuit and it’s dry in minutes, it packs down small, and it doesn’t wrinkle. I love the long zipper pull in the back, which makes it easy to get in and out of this dress without help zipping up (though help is, of course, nice when welcomed). The hem length is 36″ on the medium I reviewed, and you even get a zippered stash pocket. What more could I ask for? It comes in two colors: dark knight and blue jade, both of which go well with almost all of Title Nine’s swimsuit options. Pick it up on the Title Nine site for $99 in size 2-14.

Svelte Sunbuster 1/2 zip: The long-sleeved sun protection shirt is made of a very soft poly-spandex blend for a UPF protection of 50. It’s loose and breathable without being too roomy and you get a zippered pocket (always a win). There are also ‘sunbuster’ options in tee length and full zip, if you prefer either of these styles, and all of them come in an array of colors. I opted for medieval blue because it matches my Title Nine board shorts well, though perhaps a lighter color would have been a smarter choice for hot weather. For $64, this top will be in your sun protection line of defense for far more than just one season.

Zenith long sleeve one piece: I was excited to try this swimsuit, and I wasn’t disappointed. The long sleeves on a one-piece swimsuit may not work for everyone, but for me, at least, with an athletic build (size 8), it looks quite flattering. The black and white color option actually has quite a pop of color in the pattern on the sleeves, and the wireless shelf bra area has removable cups. This suit is perfect for the woman who doesn’t want to pack two pieces, or three, if you include a rashguard, and wants a streamlined, fresh look. The low cut on the bottom is nice for those of us who want more protection; this is a suit that won’t come off on a waterslide! I’ll be utilizing mine while paddleboarding at the lake. There’s a keyhole detail in the back with drawstrings for a more feminine touch, but truly, this suit is very flattering. It also comes in a fun teal pattern. $99 on the Title Nine site…hard to beat for a quality swimsuit + rashguard combo!

Amy

Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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