The Columbia Sportswear Women's Silver Ridge Long Sleeve Shirt is the ideal accompaniment to sweating it out in the spring chill. The Silver Ridge Knit Long Sleeve blends simple aesthetics and progressive performance elements.
Featuring anti-microbial properties and Omni-Wick® advanced evaporation, this lightweight basic keeps you cool and comfortable at the height of sweat-infused activity. A unique, two-toned yarn delivers a richly textured effect, while a long, sleek cut with flattering seam lines turns up the feminine-factor. It’s perfect for mixing, matching, and layering. Omni-Shade® sun protection creates a comforting barrier between your skin and harsh UV rays. About Omni-Wick:
Omni-Wick® is the ultimate moisture-management technology for the outdoors. Its superior wicking properties move moisture away from the body and enable perspiration to evaporate quickly. During physical activity, increased body temperature causes perspiration (you know: sweat). Normally this results in damp, clammy, and uncomfortable clothing (not to mention unattractive). With Omni- Wick clothing, moisture is quickly wicked up into the fabric, and away from the wearer's skin. The moisture spreads out across the surface of the fabric where it quickly evaporates. This wicking/evaporation process keeps the wearer cool and the clothing dry. You stay dry, which helps regulate temperature, prevent chafing and keep you comfortable all day. Work up a sweat without getting all wet. About Omni-Shade:
Columbia Sportswear's Omni-Shade® clothing protects you from damaging UV radiation by blocking the majority of the sun's harmful rays, so you can stay out longer. Omni-Shade blocks Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays (UVA and UVB), helping to prevent sun burn and long-term skin damage through tight weave construction, UV reflectors, and UV absorbing technology.
Unlike SPF (Sun Protection Factor), which is a measure of sunburn reduction from sunblock, and does not indicate any protection from UVA rays. UVA rays are much more harmful than UVB, and are present even on cloudy days. Omni-Shade provides protection from both UVB and UVA rays. Like sunblock, Omni-Shade is given a numeric value to indicate its level of sun protection. Unlike sun block, Omni-Shade does not wear off. Your safety increases as the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) increases, and several levels of Omni-Shade protection are available: UPF 15, UPF 30, UPF 40 and UPF 50+. It's like sunscreen, but you don't have to reapply.