It's no surprise to learn that Banz UV Protective Swimwear was originally designed in one of the world's toughest UV environments, Australia. These suits provide maximum protection and comfort and have been clinically tested with a rating of UPF 50+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor). A fabric with a UPF rating of 50 only allows 1/50th of the sun's UVA and UVB rays to pass through it. This means it will reduce skin exposure by 50 times on covered areas! And don't forget to use some of Hip Baby's great sunblocks on those unprotected areas! And, as always, enjoy the sun and the summer of 2012.