Whether fishing recreationally or competitively, anglers need two things — protection from the sun and core temperature regulation. These two go hand-in-hand. Sun can burn your skin as well as increase your core body temperature.
So, protection from the sun and ultraviolet radiation is critical. UPF garments provide both— protection that keeps your skin from becoming sunburned, as well as keeping your body core cooled.
The days of wearing short-sleeved shirts or no shirts at all are behind us. Many anglers and guides that spend all day in the sun know this. And wearing the proper garments like UPF and cooling sun shirts and hoodies, you can stay cooler and more protected than wearing clothes that don’t cover your body.