ARPANSA Certified UPF50+

What is ARPANSA?


ARPANSA Australia is the Australian Government’s primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety. 

All of our outdoor women’s fishing apparel is ARPANSA certified – ensuring you are UPF50+ covered whilst out in the sun. We believe this is vital to ensure you are safe whilst outdoor in the Australian sun. 

Taken from the ARPANSA official website May 2021:

Why should I pay attention to the UPF rating?

Overexposure to solar UV Rays can lead to skin cancer and the premature ageing of your skin. The risk of developing skin cancer can be reduced by wearing well-designed clothing like Northern Tide’s fishing apparel, that not only covers your skin but is made of materials that effectively block out solar UVR.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. If you work outdoors or take part in any outdoor activity you need clothing made from materials with UPF ratings of 50. UPF ratings of 50 and higher provide all-day sun protection even for people with fair skin.
A garment can only protect the skin that it covers so protect your head and any exposed skin by wearing a hat, applying sunscreen and using shaded outdoor areas. Don’t forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes too. Sun protection is needed any time the UV Index is 3 or higher.
ARPANSA’s ultraviolet radiation index is a great way of finding out how much solar UV there is throughout the day.


At Northern Tide Apparel, we believe it is of paramount importance to have UPF50+ protection in all our female fishing and outdoor clothing. We produce women’s fishing apparel to a standard you can trust.

“Northern Tide Apparel has you covered, with the best women’s fishing gear to keep you safe in the sun.”

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