Here comes the sun

UV exposure is serious stuff. Just like you.

Although it’s easy to protect yourself against the sun (after all, you can always wear a thick rain coat), the trick is to create lightweight items that offer high protection. Shade pulls off this trick to perfection.

As more and more people tend to work out longer, preparing for adventure races, marathons and ultra events, the sun and the heat are becoming increasingly decisive health and performance factors. If not properly screened out, harmful sun rays can even be lethal. Answering the growing demand for lightweight sun-protective sportswear, Shade includes thin, UV-blocking and cooling items designed for truly dedicated athletes.

Reduce the risks

There are basically two main external risks for runners: Road accidents and UV exposure. While car accidents hitting a runner reach the news, the other risk, which is UV exposure, usually does not. Nevertheless, it’s a fact that runners who run outside and work out for hours, are at a higher risk for skin cancer.

Shade Singlet M

Shade Singlet M

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Shade Singlet M

Shade Singlet M

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Shade Singlet W

Shade Singlet W

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Shade Racing Shorts M

Shade Racing Shorts M

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Shade Racing Shorts W

Shade Racing Shorts W

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Shade Racing Shorts W

Shade Racing Shorts W

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Improve your performance

The usual outfit for long-distance runners includes traditional running shirt and shorts. Wearing these garments, however, leaves the body totally exposed to UV radiation. Running in hot summer conditions also comes with a big risk of overheating, which ruthlessly reduces your athletic performance.

Shade Tee M

Shade Tee M

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Shade Tee M

Shade Tee M

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Shade Tee W

Shade Tee W

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Enjoy long-distance workouts in the sun

Shade includes thin, comfortable and UV-blocking items – from UPF 40 and above – designed for athletes who enjoy long-distance workouts in sunny and warm conditions. The garments are made of extremely lightweight and highly functional fabrics that combine with bodymapped mesh to offer efficient ventilation and cooling. As a result, Shade will not only increase your sun protection, but improve your performance as well.

Danish triathlete and Craft-friend Torbjörn Sindballe once claimed that his performance was affected negatively by UV radiation – that he did swim, ride and run faster wearing a triathlon suit offering full UV protection.

Shade LS Hood Tee M

Shade LS Hood Tee M

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Shade LS Tee W

Shade LS Tee W

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Shade LS Tee W

Shade LS Tee W

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