Mr. N practically lives in his Gold Paw fleeces for half the year. They are comfortable, warm and wash well. In the summer, he doesn’t usually wear anything besides his cooling coat. Now Gold Paw has come out with a summer option: the Sun Shield Tee. We were sent one to review.
They come in four colors (fuchsia, grey, royal blue and turquoise heather) and are made with a lightweight jersey that is UPF 50 rated (blocks 98 percent of the sun’s UV rays). Because Mr. N is light-colored and sporting a summer cut, he is especially vulnerable to the sun. Pets can also get sunburn and other ailments from too much sun exposure.
The tees are made in a wide range of sizes (2-30). Mr. N wears an eight. The tee is really thin and silky, it feels a bit like bathing suit fabric. Like Gold Paw’s other products, they are sewn in the US and the tags are made with recycled materials.
Mr. N had no trouble hiking, chasing after Sage or wading in the water while wearing the tee. It didn’t chafe or bother him at all. The bright turquoise color also helped with visibility because he blends right into the landscape otherwise.
I probably would not put it on him in triple digit weather (or go out for that matter!) but in lower high temperatures, it didn’t seem to make him warmer. We were out in the sun for three hours this hike. This will be a welcome addition to his summer wardrobe and I’ll have to research some pet sunscreens for his face.
What do you do to protect your dog from the sun?
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