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May is Melanoma Awareness Month, Get Yourself Checked

Shelley Langley

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, Get Yourself Checked

With spring there is always a list of things to do for the upcoming summer season and for those of us that spend a great deal of time outdoors, I am a firm believer in booking an appointment with a dermatologist to get your skin checked.   Skin cancer knows no racial boundaries, or skin pigmentation types.  My recent trip to Jamaica taught me that even my favorite musician Bob Marley died from the spread of melanoma to his brain and lungs causing his death.  Having spent plenty of time outdoors as a child playing football in bare feet, he...


Sköll Gear vs that cheap cotton shirt

Shelley Langley

Sköll Gear vs that cheap cotton shirt

What makes our apparel so great?  Sköll Gear is SPF or sun protective fabric and it blocks out the ultraviolet rays.  On a high UV day, your chances of getting a sunburn increase.  To protect against sun damage, including skin cancer, Sköll Gear offers UV protection through the dense fibers in the fabric.  With moisture wicking built into all of the apparel, not only will you look cool but you will stay cool in the heat as the fabric will wick away the sweat from your skin. Fabrics are made of tiny fibers woven or knitted together and under a microscope,...


Welcome to Sköll Gear Apparel

Shelley Langley

Welcome to Sköll Gear Apparel, a fashion forward sun protective apparel company that cares about your comfort and protection while spending time outdoors.  Spending hours fishing on the waters, kite boarding, cycling or running, sun protection is needed to protect your skin.  We search for the best quality of apparel that offers the highest amount of sun protection, blocking out the most amount of rays.  When we are not able to partner with the best suppliers, we create the products ourselves. Nobody likes to have their day shortened by a nasty sunburn and many individuals are either allergic to the...