UV Protection

At Elvstrøm Sails we know that the prevention of burning from the sun is getting more and more important to prevent cancer on our own body, and that there has been a huge amount of work done on UV blockers to allow us to be in the sun without harm.
Sails have just the same problems. Sails are made entirely of synthetic hydrocarbon polymers, and suffer, like all other plastics, from "weathering". And since we use our products outside, then this weathering is a real and present problem - and it's getting worse, and quickly.

At Elvstrøm Sails we have researched in depth into this complex and difficult problem, so as to make our product better at withstanding this daily onslaught. We take this challenge very seriously, and are constantly looking for ways to reduce the UV degradation of our sails. In partnership with our suppliers we have some of the best chemical UV inhibitors in all our sails, and EPEX carries the highest amount of these blockers as can be used.

Check our guides to see what you can do to keep your sails well maintained.
Please also take a look at our trim guides. Experienced or beginner you might find valuable and useful information there.