The invigorating warmth of the sun on your skin is hard to beat. But when you’re on a hanging belay, SUPing down a river, or hiking a low-shade trail, those rays can go from friend to foe as you bake in the sun with no relief. The amount of sun protection you require depends on a number of variables: skin type, altitude, time of year, and traveling in highly reflective areas to name a few. Columbia Sportswear apparel expert Chappie Powell will explain rated sun protection fabric, what it really means, and how it’s achieved.
This free clinic is part of Campapalooza, a day of outdoor skills learning, special deals, and fun.
Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome.