This was a post I wasn’t going to write until Spring.
And then I spent a week under the California sun sans sunburn, wearing rash guards, t-shirts and leggings from Lon Gundie.
With plenty of hot, sunny days left before ski season, it just doesn’t make sense to wait.
Like me, you may decide to make Lon Gundie a sunny day staple for yourself and your family.
Introducing Lon Gundie
As you may have noticed, Lon Gundie is a play on the words long undie.
For, indeed, long undies are what Lon Gundie produces: winter baselayers (review coming this fall) along with summer rashguards, SPF shirts, leggings and more.
Founded by siblings, Seth Bruno and Dori Bruno Hurwitz, the company launched in December 2015 with their winter line. Summer items debuted this spring (look under Wind on their website).
Made of a super lightweight and breathable fabric called Optiair™, these are not traditional surfing rash guards, which have a lot of compression and can be hot in the sun.
Instead, both the tops and bottoms from Lon Gundie conform to you, rather than forcing you to conform to them. They are easy to put on and take off, even when you’re wet and they dry quickly. Best of all the fit is both forgiving and flattering. I tried three sizes and while one size fit the best, the other two sizes worked as well.
With a sun protection rating of 50+, all of these items are sunsafe and sunsmart.
They’re equally at home in the water, on the beach or doing yoga. They are a perfect option for sailors (including two members of the US Olympic sailing team!), SUP paddlers, kayakers and anyone else who spends time in the sun and doesn’t want to be bothered with sunscreen or sunburn.
I tried them in the pool, in the ocean, throwing a football and on a several mile walk. I had absolutely no complaints, and as they dry quickly, it’s easy to transition from one activity to the next in comfort and style.
All designs are done in-house and the garments are made domestically in the U.S.
Care is simple: machine wash cold and tumble dry low, although I’d skip the tumble dry and air dry them (that’s just how I am). The fabrics are chlorine safe, too.
Why I Couldn’t Wait to Share Lon Gundie
Each year, I see a lot of fantastic products that are well-designed, well-made and 100% functional. Lon Gundie clothing meets each of those criteria and does it with more style than most.
As mentioned above, designs are done in-house, a joint effort by Dori and Seth, and they are both unique and beautiful.
I first saw the product on the Lon Gundie Instagram feed, which is managed, along with the rest of their social media, by Lisa Bruno.
One look and I was in love.
I’m out in the sun all of the time and have worn rashguards since my first go-round with skin cancer nearly a decade ago.
When it comes to comfort and style, these sun safe garments are among the best, if not the best, I’ve found. Plus, the price is very competitive.
Cool. Colorful. Functional. Versatile. These are my words for Lon Gundie’s summer layers.
Come back in October to learn about their winter baselayers and see more amazing Lon Gundie designs.
Giveaway (Oh Yeah!)
Since it is near the end of the season, Lon Gundie is currently low on summer stock, and not all sizes are available. Still, they’re up for a giveaway: the winner’s choice of one summer item in any available design and size (Men’s, Women’s or Junior).
To enter, please leave a comment. For a second entry, “like” Lon Gundie on Facebook and let me know that you did. One winner will be chosen randomly on Wednesday, August 31. Good luck!
Many thanks to Lon Gundie for facilitating this product review and giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends. Lon Gundie’s winter baselayers will be online in mid-October and I’ll have a review of their ski season attire at that time.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Debbie!
Summer Gear, Revisited:
- Gear Notes: From Winter to Spring with Kamik, ColoRundies and Bag Balm, April 25, 2016.
- Gear Notes: Summer Trail Essentials from Osprey, Adventuress, Honey Stinger and AdvoCare, August 13, 2014.
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