Inspired by nature, informed by science. Scientific research? shows that stripes effectively prevent flies from landing on the horse. Additional fly defence is granted by the mesh eye visor, nose cover and airstream ears. UV blocking fabrics diminish the risk of sunburn and bleaching. Ergonomic shaping and fleecy seam padding keep the fly mask away from the eyes, reducing gaps. Further details: Full face protection. Airstream ears. Stretch poll. Breathable. Allows full vision. Adjustable safety fastenings. 70%+ average UV blocking, helping to diminish the risk of sunburn and sun bleaching. Minimum rating 60+% for eye and nose mesh. Effectiveness may diminish over time. Test carried out in accordance to BS EN 13758-I-2002+AI:2006.