Coolibar clothing protects you from the sun

With vacation season around the corner many of us will be escaping to warmer climates as we approach the holidays and winter. While we all love the sun, we’re all more aware these days of the need to protect ourselves from harmful rays. Coolibar products are designed to provide relief and protection from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Coolibar uses specially developed fabrics for their clothing and they are independently tested for their Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF), which is a rating for fabrics that is similar to the SPF rating for sunblock. Their products achieve a UPF of 50+ which means that the fabric will block 98% of the sun’s UVA and UVB radiation.

We tried out a button shirt like the one above, along with a t-shirt, swimming trunks and hat. All of the products have a cool and casual style and are very soft and comfortable. The fabric stretches and is perfect for outdoor activities. The clothing is designed to move moisture away from the skin as its woven with smooth, ultrathin polyester microfibers. The feeling is much different from cotton clothing but it’s still soft and comfortable.

Check out the various styles for men, women and kids at the Coolibar site and you’ll probably find some great ideas for you holiday shopping.

  

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New Style from Lugz for the Summer

We’re big fans of Lugz shoes, like the canvas shoes we reviewed last year. So we were happy to try out the new Changover Perf style that comes in white with black trim. The shoes have the look and feel of sneakers with super-soft leather and subtle but distinctive styling. The perforated leather on the sides with the four side-stripes give the shoes a high-end look. The shoes are super-comfortable with a padded tongue & collar and cushioned insole, and the soles are thick with traction grooves cutting across the sole for a jagged look.

These won’t replace your cross-training sneakers but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more comfortable shoe for walking, making them a great option for everyday use. They’re great for the summer as they fit well with a wide variety of shorts or jeans. With Father’s Day coming up, the new Changeover Perf can make a great gift for dad.

  

Get noticed with the new Phosphor Appear watch

Watches of course serve a utilitarian function, but for many of us a watch is also a fashion statement. Some men prefer traditional watches, while others prefer something more stylish. Then there are those who look for watches to compliment their wardrobe for a particular occasion. You might wear a classic watch at the office, but turn to something bolder when hitting the town.

Phosphor sent us their new Appear watch, and as you can see above it has a unique and aggressive design. Their new line of Phosphor Appear watches smartly display the time on miniature-sized rotors adorned with Swarovski crystals that revolve to reveal numerical time using Micro-Magnetic Mechanical DigitalTM (M3D) technology. For a more dramatic look, the time can be completely hidden behind crystals, until the button is pushed to reveal the colored, time-displaying crystals.

This is a watch that helps you get noticed, and it will be a great conversation starter with women. Many dating experts recommend wearing an accessory that can spark a conversation, and the Appear definitely fits the bill.

The Appear line offers two men’s style choices with black leather bands – one with a stainless steel face frame and one with a black face frame starting at $199. Both versions are striking yet also elegant with the black band. It may not fit every occasion, but this watch will likely be a great addition to your collection. It will also make a great gift for the right dad on Father’s Day.

  

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