Sport Sunscreens

Panama Jack Sport Sunscreen: High-Performance Sun Protection

Whether you’re an athlete training outdoors or you’re simply spending a long day under the sun, you need a sunscreen that gives you lasting protection. That’s why we developed our line of Sport Sunscreen sprays and lotions, offering you active sun protection while you get active outside.

Formulated to help you feel good and stay safe from the sun while you pursue an outdoor lifestyle, Panama Jack’s multi-functional sport sunscreen lotions and continuous sprays come in a non-greasy, Broad Spectrum, and 80-minute water and sweat-resistant formula. What’s more, you can select from a range of SPF levels, from SPF 30 all the way up to SPF 100.

Our clear zinc oxide, Broad Spectrum Sport Sunscreen lotions come in convenient TSA-approved, 3 FL OZ tubes, making them ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want on-demand sun protection. Keep a bottle in your car and sports bag, or throw one in your carry-on before jetting off on your next adventure.

No matter your choice, be it an SPF 30 lotion or an SPF 50 spray, you can get active with the peace of mind that you have a water- and sweat-safe sunscreen protecting your skin. All Panama Jack Sport Sunscreens have an 80-minute water resistance rating, meaning they will offer protection for up to 80 minutes before needing to be reapplied. This is the highest rating that can be awarded by the FDA.

With Panama Jack, you know you’re getting high-performance protection that you can rely on during your next outdoor activity or adventure.


When choosing your next bottle of sunscreen, you might wonder how sport sunscreens differ from your typical sunscreen lotion or spray. First, not all regular sunscreens will offer Broad Spectrum protection. Unless you see a Broad Spectrum label, you can assume your regular sunscreen will only protect you from UVB rays, not UVA rays. Sport sunscreens, including ours, typically offer you protection from both.

You’ll also rarely see sport sunscreens with lower SPF ratings. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF 15 (or higher) is sufficient as daily sunscreen. When you have a long or action-packed outdoor day planned, you’ll want higher SPF, which is why sport sunscreens most often come in SPF 30 or higher.

If you’ll be spending extended time immersed in water, sport sunscreens are the clear winner over your usual bottle. Sport sunscreens are typically designed to resist water, and they must be tested before they can actually be labeled using the term water resistant. Unless you see that label on your regular sunscreen, your protection may wash away with profuse sweating or water immersion.


Water Resistance

Whether you’re biking, hiking, or swimming, you don’t want your sun protection washing off when you’re under the beating sun. While there’s no such thing as a waterproof formula, a water resistant sunscreen can receive different ratings according to its effectiveness. First, every sunscreen must undergo the FDA’s rigorous testing procedures. From there, sunscreen can be labeled either as water resistant for up to 40 minutes (water resistant) or 80 minutes (very water resistant). These numbers tell you how long you can stay in the water while still being protected from the sun.

SPF 30 or Higher

If your outdoor activity involves long stretches under the sun (even when it’s cloudy), you’ll want a minimum SPF of 30. This will provide protection from 97% of UVB rays. There’s no such thing as too much sun protection, so if you’re looking for even stronger defense, opt for an SPF 50 or SPF 100, which will shield you from 98% and 99% of UVB rays.

Broad Spectrum

Along with sufficient SPF, another key factor to look for in any sport sunscreen is Broad Spectrum protection. A Broad Spectrum sunscreen will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are responsible for sunburns and most types of cancer. UVA rays lead to skin aging, and they also play a role in some skin cancers.

Skin-Friendly Formula

You’ll likely be wearing your sunscreen for multiple hours, so look out for sport sunscreens that are formulated without ingredients that could potentially harm your skin and body. Panama Jack’s Sport Sunscreens do not contain Gluten, Parabens, PABA, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Retinyl, Palmitate, BHT, or Dyes.

Your Preferred Consistency

Just like regular sunscreens, sport sunscreens are available in different forms, such as lotions and sprays, and you can’t go wrong with any of these options, as long as you apply them correctly.


To get the most out of your sport sunscreen, you need to apply it properly, and application methods vary depending on the formula you choose. One common rule, however, is that you’ll need at least an ounce of product to cover your entire body. You should also apply your sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

But how do you actually know if you’re applying the recommended amount? When using a lotion, measure out about a teaspoon of product for the area of the body you’re applying to, massage it thoroughly into the skin, and repeat on the next area. When in doubt, apply even more sunscreen than you think you need.

Spray sunscreens are known for being easy to apply, but you’ll still need to follow the application guidelines. Too often, people haphazardly spray the product in the general vicinity of their bodies, rather than taking the time to target each body part. When applying a spray sunscreen, you’ll still need about a teaspoon per body area, but this can be a bit more difficult to measure with a spray bottle. To get the minimum amount of protection recommended by experts (about 2mg per square centimeter), you should spray each body area for at least six seconds. After you’ve sprayed the product, use your hands to rub it in, making sure you’ve covered all exposed areas.


Formulated For All Sunkind, Panama Jack’s Sport Sunscreens are the perfect addition to your sun care regimen whether you’re an ultra-active athlete or just getting sweaty and splashed while enjoying your time under the sun. With our non-greasy, water resistant, and Broad Spectrum formula, every bottle (or can) is the beginning of a sun-safe outdoor adventure.

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