Performance Fabric Benefits | Snikwah

benefits + protection = AMAZING


Snikwah’s Original and Hydro have an unprecedented UPF 50+ rating. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric (much like a SPF rating system for sunscreens). Our performance wear blocks 49/50ths or 98% of the UV radiation for maximum protection.


Ironically, the nemesis of most wicking fabrics is water. It’s true. Chemically-treated performance fabrics lose their ability to wick away moisture over time with each washing. Not so with Drirelease®. Our moisture-transport system is built into the yarn and delivers everlasting wicking that won’t wash out.


The Original’s special weave helps regulate temperature by keeping you cooler on hotter days, and warmer on colder days. So no matter where you are, you know you can stay comfortable.


Bugs don’t like us much, literally. The Original helps keep bugs away so you can enjoy any adventure pest-free.


Our performance wear shirts are designed with you in mind. They start an incredibly soft fabric and because of it’s wicking and temperature control properties, you stay comfortable all day long, during any activity, in any environment.

Snikwah’s Proprietary DriRelease® Fabric Delivers Over 50+ UPF Rating

In September 2014, Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection published their results on Snikwah’s proprietary blend of Snikwah’s Dri-Release® fabric for UPF protection. Shenzhen tested the following colors: white, black, grey, blue, yellow, pink, red, orange, teal, blue camo sublimation and the pink camo sublimation. Snikwah was awarded the highest rating possible, greater than 50 UPF factor on all colors except white and the sublimation blends which use white as the base material. The white blends tested an unheard-of over 44+ UPF. It is very rare for the majority of an ecological textile line to receive a 50+ UPF rating. Most commercially available fabrics including specialty fabrics fall well below this Gold Standard in skin protection.

Shenzhen Academy of Metrology & Quality Inspection laboratories specialize in testing fiber, yarn, fabric, clothing ornamental products and performance apparel. Additionally, Shenzhen has played a main role in drafting international standards for textiles. All of their testing is in accordance with International standards such as ISO, AATCC, ASTM, ANSI, BS, IWS, etc.

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