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Looking for recommendations for a good long sleeve fishing shirt that breaths and has a collar. 

 

What are you guys using to keep the sun at bay without getting cooked?

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5 minutes ago, FishTank said:

Looking for recommendations for a good long sleeve fishing shirt that breaths and has a collar. 

 

What are you guys using to keep the sun at bay without getting cooked?

Huk fishing shirts are amazing. Breatheable , lightweight , comfy.  

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I prefer short sleeve shirts and wear sun sleeves. It doesn’t trap heat in your core area because your arm pits get ventilation. 

 

Columbia and Gillz are my favorite.

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10 minutes ago, Ksam1234 said:

Huk fishing shirts are amazing. Breatheable , lightweight , comfy.  

I tried this one and it turned into an oven.  I was baked by the end of the day.  It breathed well at first but when I started to sweat, it just ended up clinging to skin.  I have other shirts that are moisture wicking and this one does not do it well.   It was what actually caused me to start this topic.

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1 minute ago, FishTank said:

I tried this one and it turned into an oven.  I was baked by the end of the day.  It breathed well at first but when I started to sweat, it just ended up clinging to skin.  I have other shirts that are moisture wicking and this one does not do it well. 

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Yeah I don’t have those.  I use the air wicking one. It’s rly light weight. It comes in multi color like green/brown/blue or white and grey. It has holes in the sweaty problem areas lol

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I do not care for anything with a collar to fish in but I have stuff from Loomis and Cabela's Guide wear. Both are good stuff.  Cabelas had a lot of that stuff on sale or clearance last year at the end of the season. Real cheap. When it's real oppressive hot I still believe the coolest thing there is as a cut off sleeves from a cotton tee shirt. 

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I prefer hoodies.  I have Columbia PFG's and Huk Icons.  I like the Huk a little better, but both are good. 

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HUK, Columbia, Simms, and Cabelas all make quality sun blocking shirts.

From pull over quarter zip, to sun hoodies and even the button up with regular collar 'guide shirts' I have & wearing them all at some point in a season. 

Sun gloves & some type of head/neck/face covering (Buff type deal) is important to me as well.

Happy Shopping.

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A-Jay

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What's nice about the Guidewear hoodies is that little thumb hole thingy at the bottom of the sleeve that woman have on their clothes. They work great for me because my arms are a little short for my weight. Keeps the bottom of the sleeve from being in my palm. 

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Academy Sports has some nice sun wear clothes by Magellan at very reasonable prices.

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Now I could be wrong on this but I think I read or heard all this talk about sun block levels and properties in fabrics is not all it's cracked up to be. I think there were comparisons made to some tee shirts and they were maybe at best slightly better. 

 

The stuff I own I bought because it was loose fitting and light and looked half decent. 

 

Being a river rat I'm most likely not putting this stuff through a really good test compared to you lake anglers that are taking a pounding from the sun. The most recent time of a lot of sun while fishing was on Lake Ontario and I didn't get burnt. I'm sure there are protection properties to the materials. 

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I picked up a few Habit Outdoors shirts at Sam's Club earlier this year for about $16 each. They're lightweight until the 92 degree temperature plus 70% humidity kicks in.

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I also prefer hoodie especially when bank fish. I got a few Columbia PFG, pretty reasonable price and breathable. On boat and kayak I don't care much as long as it wicked material and long sleeves, I use sun mask and gloves.

BTW even dark/black color looks cool but not so cool on your body and skin.

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Most of my wardrobe consists of short sleeve button up hiking shirts so generally for fishing I rotate between two of them that have acquired stains or small holes.  For days when I know I’ll be cooking in the sun I have a long sleeve hooded shirt from Cabela’s that I’m totally in love with.  

 

 

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Like many other have said, Columbia gets the call a lot,

But Orvis makes a very lightweight shirt-hoodie.....since I picked up a couple I stopped hearing neckies. They have a sale going now

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I mostly wear Pelagic really comfortable and relaxing. 

 

Pelagic Performance

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The lightest shirts with a collar, that I’ve found, are Under Armor. 

 

I don't think they’re specifically made under UA’s fishing line, but they’re UPF 40 or 50, and extremely lightweight, loose fitting and breathable.  

 

 

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4 hours ago, Brett's_daddy said:

Academy Sports has some nice sun wear clothes by Magellan at very reasonable prices.

+ 1 for Magellan 

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1 hour ago, nocluefisher said:

I just got one of these delivered today, haven’t had a chance to try it out yet

 

 

 

https://www.fieldsupply.com/huk-icon-hoodie-kryptek-banshee.html

That's a great price ~ 

I picked up a white(ish) one to wear south of the border this fall.

There's always big wind there in the afternoon so I'm hoping I'm not fighting to try & keep that hood on my squash the whole time.

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A-Jay

 

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The only ones I have are BPS fishing shirts in short sleeve. They do make them in long sleeve. These shirts are okay when you have breeze to help in cooling you off.

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1 hour ago, A-Jay said:

That's a great price ~ 

I picked up a white(ish) one to wear south of the border this fall.

There's always big wind there in the afternoon so I'm hoping I'm not fighting to try & keep that hood on my squash the whole time.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

I have a ball cap with a short brim, I can pull my hood over the brim which helps hold it in place. I have resorted to using tiny binder clips on occasion when the wind is really strong.  

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