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Oahu Lou's Sun-Wise Selections

sun protection gear to be sun safe and smart

Recommended products to help protect yourself from damaging effects of long-term exposure to UVA/UVB rays.

As outdoor enthusiasts, we insist on extensive testing of most of the products we carry. I say "most" because I look silly in a child's bonnet.

In addition to the tests we personally conduct, we also look for advice from our solar advisor, Oahu Lou, relying on his unique insight to assist us in our decisions.  (A breif description on Oahu Lou is at the bottom of this page.)

Solar Eclipse Sun Protection Active Wear

Solar Eclipse Sun Smart Active Wear

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Active Wear addresses the concerns of everyone who enjoys outdoor sports and leisure activities, but understands the underlying dangers of sun exposure. Combining a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB ray protection with rapid-drying, body-cooling comfort, Solar Eclipse is the perfect addition to the outdoor enthusiast's wardrobe.

SunSmart Zinc Sunscreen

SunSmart invisible Zinc Sunscreen Lotion

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Zinc Sunscreen

Waterproof zinc sunscreen is your first choice when it comes to smart sun protection. SunSmart Maximum Protection SPF 30 sunscreen lotion is a broad-spectrum, very water resistant (waterproof) product, ideal as a baby sunscreen lotion and sport sunscreen for active adults. Invisible zinc sunscreen is non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) and mineral oil-free. Includes vitamin E, ylang ylang oil, citronella oil, rose extract, jasmine oil, and patchouli oil.

Sun Protective Hats

hats for sun ptrotection

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Sun Protection Hats

Good outdoor hats are about more than just looking cool and stylish.  They're about proper sun protection, durablility and comfort. And let's face it, from a usability standpoint, the best hat is the one you have with you... so if you can't squish it into a suitcase, cram it into a backpack, or fold it into a purse, they aren't much use.

Solar Eclipse Sun Smart Active Wear

Who is Oahu Lou?

The Back-Story
on Oahu Lou

What can we say about Oahu Lou?... After a few years of knowing him, we know little more than we did after we first met him.  Even though he tends to be masterfully camera shy ( and we have yet to learn his last name), what we have eventually learned about him is his unending willingness to share a curious insight into many topics, especially the topic of sun protection.

We have often wondered if he lost someone dear to him - as we did - to melanoma, but he has never been forthcoming with that information.

But, whatever gives Oahu Lou his wisdom and insight, all I know is we deeply appreciate his assistance in helping recommend the following products for being sun safe, sun smart, or any other coined term you care to use for protecting your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun on your skin.