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Sunscreen also helps cover up sweaty fisherman odor if you go out to eat on the way home from the water......... 

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Lighter colors are cooler.  I have found i am cooler with a long sleeve shirt in the summer than when i am short sleeve or shirtless so that is what i wear.  Being in a kayak it also makes wearing a PFD (inflatable for me) more comfortable as well.  

I will also agree that any synthetic shirt will provide all the SPF you need.  I remember when i was working in an outdoor store close to 20 years ago now the SPF clothing was coming out.  I talked to a rep about it and he told me that basically they were doing absolutely nothing new to the clothing other than the tag saying it was SPF whatever.  They did test the clothing just to be on the safe side though.  

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I have several nice looking (IMO ) fishing outfits.   I like cutting down on the sunscreen, although I still put it on my neck, ears and back off my hands, knees & thighs.   I have to wear knee high anti-blood clot socks, no sunburn from the knee down, ever.   I didn't think that the long sleeve knit sun shirts would work, but they do, they are MUCH more comfortable than cotton.   No amount of explaining will convince anyone, just have to try it and find out.

Back when I was a youth, I could get away with looking skuffy when I went fishing, these days I don't feel like looking that way.   I have some HUK, Under Armor Cold Gear, Columbia PFG and some Patagonia.

I generally carry any extra set of clothes or two in the fishing truck.  I find that clean, dry clothes after I've been fishing all day feel good on the drive home, and I don't stink as much so if I stop at a restaurant, they don't automatically put my back in the corner far away from everyone else.   Oh yeah, clean hats - it bugs me to wear a dirty hat.  During the course of a summer I'll buy 2 or 3 wide brim straw hats, and I have 2 or 3 good fishing hats that get washed regularly.

Worse comes to worse, Walmart is almost always on the way and they nearly always have clean white caps for $4.  Wear them a couple of times then they become lawn mowing hats.

 

As mentioned previously, I've known a few guys who got skin cancer from sun exposure and it ain't funny - I have enough health issues anyway without inviting that problem.

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On 5/15/2019 at 8:56 AM, NYWayfarer said:

The SPF rating on these fishing shirts makes me laugh.

 

I can not recall every having gotten a sunburn on any body part covered by clothing no matter how long I was out on the water. That makes it SPF 100% in my book.

 

Unless your wearing a light colored, fishnet shirt or something with a very loose knit where sunlight can bleed through any clothing is high SPF

That was my understanding for a time, also.  But, lI've seen more and more on the interwebs in recent years about how cotton t-shirts aren't nearly as protective as I thought they were....could be sites being 'influenced' by spf-clothing manufacturers, I suppose, but I'm wearing my hooded SPF Huk and Columbia shirts (and long pants) every time out regardless

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3 hours ago, Choporoz said:

That was my understanding for a time, also.  But, lI've seen more and more on the interwebs in recent years about how cotton t-shirts aren't nearly as protective as I thought they were....could be sites being 'influenced' by spf-clothing manufacturers, I suppose, but I'm wearing my hooded SPF Huk and Columbia shirts (and long pants) every time out regardless

If I wear a cotton t-shirt out doing yard-work in the sun, I can get pink even through the shirt in only an hour or two. Wore my HUK shirt out fishing Wednesday...was on the water for 2+ hours in the sun...only part of me that got pink was the back of my hands. The HUK stopped me from burning. Same thing a week-and-a-half ago when I was bank fishing wearing my Columbia.

 

So yes, I'll be wearing my HUKS or Columbia out fishing as I don't want to turn into a lobster.

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:58 AM, J Francho said:

Always match your purse to your belt and shoes.

ALWAYS!

 

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