July is the hottest month for most large US cities; daytime temperatures are regularly over 80 degrees this month. While it can be fun to break out the tank tops, shorts, and flip flops, you still have to worry about the sun's damaging rays.

Independence Day is a day most of us spend outside grilling and playing outdoor 4th of July games with loved ones, so it's easy to fall victim to sunburns and even sunstrokes. But with the right protection from sunscreen and UV protection clothing, you can have hours of fun without worrying too much about the sun.

Read on for some fantastic options for your family to stay protected for July 4th!

Men's Short Sleeve Polo

Want to look fashionable while saying no to the sun's UV rays? Then get yourself a men's short sleeve polo.

Impress all your friends and family with this collared, 4-button polo shirt that's made of BloqTeq SPF performance fabric. While it looks business casual, you can also wear it for a number of July 4th activities, such as walking, running, boating, and golfing.

This polo is moisture-wicking and quick-dry, so whether it's sweat or water on your skin, you can count on it to dry up quickly!

It's also antimicrobial and odor-resistant, so if you work up a sweat, you won't have to worry about smelling bad.

The UV protection doesn't wash out, so you can wear it as many times as you want with full protection.

Women's Pullover

We know it can be hot during Independence Day, but what happens if the sun goes behind the clouds, the wind picks up, or you feel chilly after getting out of the pool?

We've got a women's pullover that's nice and light so you can use it as a coverup. It's got BloqUV 50+ UPF performance and it's moisture-wicking and quick-dry, as well as antimicrobial and odor-resistant. You can comfortably go swimming, walking, running, biking, boating, golfing, and more!

Unisex Hoodie

For more protection from the sun and wind, get yourself a unisex hoodie. Its long sleeves, full chest coverage, and hood will keep you cozy and warm. And the BloqTek UPF (SPF) performance fabric repels the sun's UV rays.

Its simple yet stylish design means it'll go with any outfit you've picked out for July 4th. Whether you've got swimming trunks, jeans, shorts, or a skirt on, our hoodie will complement it perfectly.

Women's Hoodie Dress

If you want something with more coverage than the unisex hoodie, then consider the women's hoodie dress. It's loose-fitting and has front pockets so you can store your wallet, keys, and phone. It's also made of BlokTeq fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection.

While the hoodie dress isn't skintight, it's not like a potato sack either. We've carefully designed it so it'll be flattering for your figure. This makes it ideal to wear anywhere, whether you're relaxing on the beach or having brunch at a hip restaurant.

Women's Compression Capri Tights

Outdoor 4th of July games can be chaotic, so you'll want to stay comfortable while running around after everyone. Our new women's compression capri tights will provide support. Not to mention, they're extremely flattering too; in fact, they're designed to make you look better than traditional leggings do.

It has BloqUV 50+ UPF technology that safeguards you from the sun, and the Lycra black technology used is super comfortable. You'll get 2 functional side pockets that are large enough to hold a phone and water bottle, so you can leave your purse indoors.

You can go walking, running, biking, and more in these tights!

Kids' Crew Neck Top

We've also got something for the kids! Keep your little ones sunburn-free with our kids' crew neck top, which is great for children between 5 and 14.

It's also got 50+ UPF protection, thanks to the BlokTeq technology. It's lightweight, so your kids won't want to shed their tops while running around outside.

We've also got a toddler version if your kids are under the age of 4.

Unisex Blanket Wrap

Have you ever been outdoors and needed something small to cover up with? Our unisex blanket wrap is perfect for you then!

This blanket wrap uses BloqUV 50+ fabric and is both soft and lightweight. It's a 4-way stretch fabric that allows you to tie it however you wish, meaning it can convert to a swim wrap, beach scarf, baby wrap, shawl, and sarong. You can even use it as a stroller cover or drape it over your body to stay cool and shaded.

Unisex Sun Sleeves

If you enjoy wearing tees and polos but your arms burn easily, despite slathering on sunscreen, then get some unisex sun sleeves. These go from your mid-bicep to your hands to give you extra protection.

These are designed with silicone grippers that help hold the sleeves in place. Of course, they've also got our proprietary BlokTeq sun protective technology that'll block out 98% of UVA/UVB rays.

These sun sleeves use soft, lightweight, 4-way stretch fabric that'll feel like you're not wearing them at all.

Unisex Bandana

Perhaps your outdoor 4th of July games are kicking up lots of dust. Keep it out of your lungs with our BloqTeq unisex bandana. This bandana comfortably goes over your ears, mouth, nose, and neck for maximum UV protection.

An added benefit is if you wet it before use, our bandana can help cool you down.

Stay Protected for Your Outdoor 4th of July Games

Outdoor 4th of July games are a great way to pass the time during this holiday. Just make sure you and your loved ones stay safe from the sun's UV rays, even if it's overcast.

By applying plenty of sunscreen on your exposed areas and wearing the right sun protective clothing, you can keep skin cancer and other health problems at bay. So be proactive and keep your family healthy with our protective clothes.

Browse our entire collection to see what else we have to offer for sun-protective clothing!

January 13, 2023 — Gabriella Lowell