Review: Coolibar Split Rock Hoody

Sun protection is essential at 7,220 feet. Most people think sun protection includes sunblock and sunglasses. Which it does, but a whole new line of sun protective clothing makes blocking those UV rays even easier. Coolibar specializes in all clothing and accessories that provide UPF protection. I recently tried their Split Rock Hoody while on my trip to the Canary Islands.

I wore it as a layer on our hike from the top of the Anaga Protected Area down 3 miles to the town of Taganana. As you can imagine it was quite cool at the top and quite warm as we reached the seaside town. This shirt proved a perfect wicking layer as well as cool protection from the sun.

In the town of Taganana, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Wearing the hoody while in the town of Taganana, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.


DSC02465The Split Rock Hoody, an incredibly versatile shirt, is made of a soft, UVB protective fabric. With incredibly flattering seam lines, it has become a go-to shirt for walking, hiking or even paired with some corduroys in the office.

From their website:

  • Super soft against the skin, lightweight, cool and comfortable
  • Slight split neckline with hood for additional sun coverage
  • Flattering close fit
  • Seaming across bust
  • Highly breathable ZnO SUNTECT® cotton/viscose from bamboo/spandex blend
  • Rated UPF 50+

Disclaimer: Coolibar provided me with the Split Rock Hoody, however all opinions are my own. If you are interested in my thoughts on reviews, please read this post. You can also read a review of another piece of Coolibar clothing-the water jacket.

Favorite sun protection accessory? I always have a pair of sunglasses on hand, but lately I have bulked up my clothing collection with UPF items.

Do you wear any sun protection clothing?


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