Women's Urban Pedal Pushers Commuter Shirt - Touring Top
Luxury Dress Shirt - the fabric is specially developed in a rich looking plaid stretch woven material that was developed specifically for bicycle commuting. It Sun Protection Factor (UPF) 50+ with a DWR finish to keep you dry during outdoor activity such as touring or traveling.
Soft Light and Comfortable with Features that this Cycling Dress Jersey Exceptional!
* Travel and Tour in style with this Wrinkle Free Dress Shirt
* Ideal for travel and outdoor activity.
* This fabric sweats well, with excellent moisture wicking properties. It is a lightweight micro fiber that is very soft with instant wick-away drying properties.
* 50+ Ultraviolet Sun Protection Factor (UPF) is like wearing a sunscreen, this shirt is very easy to wear in heat.
* Stretch woven fabric is tailored with princess lines to shape a female body. The material has a light mechanical stretch
* 86% Spun Nylon 14% Spandex
* The back has a mesh ventilation on the back yoke keep you cool with an air flow
* 2 front chest pockets with zipper closure
* Zippered back pocket with easy pull tab
* Attractive and adjustable wrists with buttons
* Roll up Sleeves with Button tabs for short sleeve
* DDR Water Repellant that beads up the rain
* Side vents for comfort, a flattering and feminine fit
* Machine Wash and Dry
Colors: Black, Grey, Blue
Ultraviolet Protection Factor
This fabric does an excellent job at the disruption of ultraviolet light. The fabric is woven with advanced nylon micro fibers that have a hydrogen and carbon based benzene ring in the polymer. The fibers are extruded and coated before being spun into yarns.All fabrics will protect from the sun's UV radiation to some extent. The type of fabric that does the best job at blocking harmful sun rays will carry a Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating from 15 (good) to 50+(excellent).
Wetness: The desire to keep out the sun's UV rays is reduced by wetness on the fabric. A wet fabric may cause the sun blocking to be reduced by up to half its effectiveness as dry. Keeping the fabric dry is enhanced by the durable water resistant finish. The DWR finish creates a fabric that is lightweight and hydrophobic. The dense, tight woven microfibers minimize the space between yarns. This reduces the amount of UV light that can pass through which leads to the 50 UPV score.
Stay Dry! Durable Water Repellent Finish (DWR)
This dress shirt is stitched with a fabric that has a permanent DWR finish that makes the material hydrophobic. You wil benefit from this finish as it stays dry in moist conditions. The extruded microfibers are treated before being spun into yard. The coated fibers are then woven into the plaid fabric. The DWR coating does not reduce or affect the breath-ability of the technical fabric because the woven fibers have a space between them for breath-ability. To test the effectiveness of a DWR finish, you can pour some water onto the garment and see how much water is sticking to the fabric. The quality testing for this finish is superior up to 50 washings. Repeated laundering eventually will diminish the effectiveness of the DWR.
Mesh ventilation on the back yoke keep you cool
This Commuter shirt has an integrated mesh ventilation at the back yoke to keep you cool and increase air flow and moisture evaporation. This tightly constructed UPF 100 rated garments uses mesh air-vents to increase air circulation and help the wearer stay cool and dry.
Roll up Sleeves with Button tabs for short sleeve
Feminine Design Lines
Women's Commuter shirt has side slits to accommodate a wide variety of sizes at the hip. The style lines are very slenderizing to enhance the looks of the female figure in a flattering way.
This women's touring garment is a rich looking, high performing, dress shirt. The long sleeves have two size adjustments at the wrist.
50+ Ultraviolet Sun Protection Factor (UPF)
UPF vs SPF
Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a rating system used for apparel. In terms of sun protection, fabric is graded on a scale (UPF). This measures the transmission of light/radiation through the fibers of a fabric or cloth. 50+ is the highest rating and would allow less than 97.5 % of UV radiation.
UVA/UVB or UV Resistivity is a different metric that represents the ability of a fabric to resist fading due to exposure (sun bleaching). This can be tested by using the ASTM standard of a transmission test, laundered forty times then exposed to 100 hrs of UV light then tested a second time. The variance of colors makes it hard to estimate the UPF without a scientific test where UV light is transmitted through the fabric and measured by a radiation measuring instrument like a pectrophotometer or the use of a spectroradiometer. Both polyester and nylon do a great job disrupting Ultraviolet light. This is beccause there are hydrogen and carbon based benzene rings within the polymer before it is extruded into a fiber for fabric. The treatment is a chemical UV absorber (either in polymer of extruded fiber or as a finish on exterior of a textile) that prevent the UVA and UVB rays from reaching your skin. Natural fibers are less effective at blocking the damage of ultraviolet light. Highly protective clothing have these qualities:
* Tight woven fabric like microfiber
* Usually darker in color, not usually white
* Chemically treated with UV absorber
Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Usually related to sunscreens. The SPF factor is a measure of the time it would take for your skin to get sunburned. Sunscreen lotions are graded on a completely different scale (SPF) and doesn't correlate directly to the UPF. You would need to compare the actual percentages of light/radiation transmitted. Also, The percentage of burning UV rays that a lotion/cream product blocks does not increase proportionally with the SPF value. Sunscreens with higher SPF ratings block slightly more UVB rays, but none offers 100% protection.
* The "protectiveness" of clothing can also be measured by SPF. The following are SPF's of various types of clothing:
* Nylon Stockings - SPF 2
* Hats - SPF 3-6
* Summer-weight clothing - SPF 6.5
* Sun-protective clothing - up to SPF 30
Women's Jersey Sizes (measurements in inches)
Small Bust 34-36
Medium Bust 36-38
Large Bust 38-40
X-Large Bust 40-42
2X-Large Bust 42-44
3X-Large Bust 44-46
50+ Ultraviolet Sun Protection Factor (UPF) - Stretch Woven 86% Spun Nylon/14% Spandex Microfiber with mechanical stretch