Stability in use
This hat has 2 removable tightening systems:
- A cord for calm water conditions, or simply to stroll by the sea.
- An adjustable neoprene chin strap to keep it firmly in place, even in the waves. Designed for surfing and bodyboarding, also suitable for dinghy sailing, stand-up paddle, sea wading, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc.
UV protection even when wet
The fabric of this OLAIAN UV-resistant product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). This guarantees effective protection from the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardized worldwide.
It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through.
To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVB and 98% of UVA rays.
Behavior when in the sun
Although this hat protects from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from water, sand ...), heat, time of day, etc. must be taken into account. Wearing this hat does not exempt the wearer from following the relevant advice: wear sunglasses, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, wear an anti-UV top or shorty, drink regularly, etc.
Surfing sun protection
What is the OLAIAN brand?
OLAIAN, DECATHLON'S SURF BRAND based in Hendaye, in South West France, OLAIAN is the surfing brand from Decathlon. In our offices at the water's edge, we can design a product made for surfing and then on the same day test it directly in real practice conditions