The Coolest Fabrics For the Hottest Weather

If you’ve ever looked closely at the tag on your performance T-shirt or summer “cooling” wear, you’ve probably noticed a number of certifications for keeping you dry, cool, or protected from the sun. Have you wondered who does the testing?
It turns out, an industry group located right here in North Carolina is responsible for creating testing standards used by hundreds of clothing companies worldwide. The standards allow you to compare clothes and gear from one brand to the next for fabric quality and sun protection. In this episode, the Outdoor Guys find out some “cool” facts about how it’s all done with Diana Wyman of the American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists.
Want to know more about UPF? We crunch the numbers on sun protective clothing here: