Antigua’s 2016 Exceed Long-Sleeve Shirts Designed for Ultraviolet Protection
The Antigua Group, Inc. – one of the nation’s leading designers and marketers of lifestyle and golf apparel under the distinguished Antigua brand – announced that its new Exceed long-sleeve polos for 2016 incorporate a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50 rating.
Similar to the SPF rating system used for sunscreens, a garment with a UPF of 50 blocks 49/50ths or 98 percent of UV radiation, allowing just 1/50th of it falling on the surface of the garment to pass through. In this case, a UPF 50 factor is incorporated into Antigua’s Exceed solid-colored, long-sleeve polos, which are 100 percent polyester micro flat pique with Desert Dry™ Xtra-Lite D²XL moisture management. It’s offered in men’s and women’s styles. Then men’s has a three-button placket, flat knit collar and open cuff that comes in a choice of white, dark red, dark purple, dark royal, navy and black. The women’s features a three-button Y-neck placket, flat knit collar and open cuff, and comes in a choice of white, dark red, dark royal, navy and black.
“Our long-sleeve Exceed for men and women has a UPF 50 factor,” says Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua. “It’s strong protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. These fine products are worn for protection by golfers and tennis players, as well as other outdoor enthusiasts. Sure, it’s a great golf shirt in cool to cold weather. However, it also offers excellent sun protection, as well.”
Headquartered in Peoria, Arizona, The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and luggage. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America