"I have no hesitation in recommending this product, and feel it is far superior than any similar product I have been issued whilst serving in the military."
I am the chief instructor of the Guards Adventure Training Wing, based in North Devon. We are a Level 2 Adventurous Training Unit, Administered by the Adventure Training Group (Army) and as such offer Adventure Training to a wide variety of Army Units.
Most recently I was asked to lead an expedition to the Drakensburg Mountains in South Africa by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. As a result of this I was asked if I would be happy to trial Island Tribe SPF 30+ Sun Block. I readily agreed that the Group would put it through its paces.
The Expedition was to cover arduous terrain travelling 80kms in 4 Days in 30°C+, so I knew this sun block would have to be good. Each member of the group was given a tube and asked to apply it in the morning and see how it held up. Well it certainly lived up to and surpassed any expectations I had. The group also found it to last much longer without re-application than any of the sun creams (including some factor 60 for the fairer skinned in the group) that had been brought, and soon discarded.
All in all the Sun block did what it said on the tin, it lasted longer, protected, and according to the experts is healthier. I will personally be using it myself in future and the rest of the group assures me they will.
Since arriving back in the UK, I have been on a personal snowboarding holiday, well it got the thumbs up there as well. Not only as Sun Protection, but it also kept down the wind-burn as well. Being in down-to -26 degree conditions in the French Alps this was a big help. All in all I have no hesitation in recommending this product, and feel it is far superior than any similar product I have been issued whilst serving in the military.
Sgt Matt Sayer (Coldstream Guards)
Chief Instructor GATW
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