Tent UV Ratings
Swished pop-up tents use a combination of woven shade fabrics.
The fabrics are annually tested by the government body Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
The 2023 report (AS 4174:2018) concluded:
|Fabric Use||ARPANSA Reference||UVE%||Protection Category|
|Top of Tent||13781-1||94||Very effective|
|Tent Cover||13781-2||99||Most effective|
The high UVE ratings should not be relied upon as your only form of UVR protection.
You can find out more about Sun Protection using Shade at the ARPANSA website.
Please follow the Cancer Council's five SunSmart steps for protection.
*Up To 95% UV Block protection claim
UVE (definition from AS4174:2018) is a measure of the ability of a fabric to block ultraviolet radiation. UVE is calculated from the ratio of the photo-biologically effective ultraviolet radiation irradiance transmitted through air to the photo-biologically effective ultraviolet radiation irradiance transmitted through the shade fabric. Fabric testing by ARPANSA concludes Swished may utilise the 'up to 95%' UV Protection claim.