Golden tans might look hot, but let’s face it: there’s nothing sexy about sun exposure. That’s why the perfect gift to get the exercise enthusiast and outdoorsy person in your life is Bloq-UV activewear. The fashion forward brand of apparel not only makes you look good while burning calories, but it also protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. The 9-month-old local label blocks 98 percent of UV radiation, features flat seams to prevent chafing and is multi-functional. There are built-in pockets so you can easily lug your essentials like credit cards, keys, cell phone and iPod. Launched by Miamians Corina Biton, a PR veteran, and fashionista Lori Cubel, the unisex line includes long and short sleeve tees, Capri pants and long work pants. Prices start at $46 for t-shirts up to $98 for pants. Find it at Fontainebleau Lapis Spa, Footworks in South Miami, University of Miami Dermatology and at www.bloquv.com.
Better Than Sunscreen
Updated at 4:37 PM EDT on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010