Performance fishing apparel is only amazing if it includes the highest rated sun protection on the market.
If you don't have the latest gear with UPF 50+ protection - or no protection at all - you're leaving yourself vulnerable to harmful UV rays which can lead to an unfortunate trip to the dermatologist. (and an expensive doctor bill)
Check out the chart below to better understand UPF ratings:
Now we're going to look at a few different solutions below:
1. PROTECTIVE HEADWEAR
There are many options to choose from when it comes to protecting your head and neck from the sun. Only a few pieces can keep you cool and protected while helping you combat hot temperatures.
Essentially, wearing any type of ball cap is better than none. Regular caps are good, but long-billed hats work much better as they cover your face with more shade.
Solar Masks and Cape Caps
2. UPF 50+ FISHING SHIRTS & GLOVES
Thankfully, long sleeve fishing shirts with UV sun protection can block the majority of the sun’s harmful rays on your upper body. A high-quality fishing shirt with a UPF 50+ rating will guarantee you the highest protection from UV radiation.
UPF 50+ Performance Fishing Shirts
Choosing lightweight, UPF 50+ long sleeve shirts will protect your upper body and will help you stay cool, dry, and comfortable—even in direct sun. Our fishing shirts block up to 98% of the sun’s harmful rays.
Sun Protection Gloves
Sun gloves come in multiple varieties and if you spend a lot of time fishing or out on the boat, they can be incredibly beneficial. A pair of gloves will cover the backsides of your palms and protect your hands from the harsh, direct sun that leads to skin problems. Additionally, you want lightweight gloves with cooling fabric and moisture-wicking features to enhance gripping action and flexibility as well.
So how does a UV fishing shirt protect you?
"They're very tightly woven to prevent the penetration of UV rays through the fabric," Allison Arthur, MD, a Florida-based dermatologist said when discussing UV clothing. “It's like walking around in the shade all day, without actually needing to be in the shade.”
3. LONGER FISHING SHORTS
During warmer months most anglers prefer to wade fish in a pair of shorts. If you do choose shorts, go with longer ones that cover your thighs and knees.
Especially important for boat anglers, as your thighs will fry like a lobster in the sun if they’re not covered efficiently. It’s best to wear lighter colored clothing rather than darker colors and always choose lightweight, breathable, quick-drying fabrics.
Is there a fisherman who hasn't gotten a sunburn before?
The whole idea behind our apparel is to provide anglers with the most comfortable, and most durable, UPF 50+ performance fishing shirts on the market. Fishermen shouldn’t have to be slaves to the sun when they buy fishing gear—especially in their 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.
You should be able to simplify your outdoor routine, and pare down to just a few items that allow you to perform the best on the hottest of days. That’s why our late founder, Glenn Newell, originally created Apparel By Home Run and our entire line — blocking 98% of UV rays —that can easily replace everything in your closet today.