Most of us still prefer to wear shorts on the flats, and severalcompanies make pants with zip-off legs so you can convert them toshorts. Again, most of these pants are made from sun-protectivematerial, and they breathe easily and dry incredibly fast. Thesematerials have been incorporated into virtually every aspect offlats clothing from hats to socks - including underwear. One otheritem that needs to be mentioned is the popular sun gloves. Whilethese are invaluable for spending a day on the flats, you mustremember that any material, no matter how much UV protection itgives, does not protect as well once it stretches. Consequently,sun gloves are not rated for sun protection the way shirts andpants are. They are, however, still quite effective and worth everypenny.