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Constructed from a 100% Microdenier Polyester, this high performance sun protection garment delivers a unique design which includes a sun protection mask. Gillz is one of the up and coming companies in the fishing apparel market with designs that are not only functionally sound, but also consider wearer's comfort as it relates to fishing. With more information on the harmful rays of the sun coming to light every day, it has become a necessity for anglers to wear clothing that protects them from such harm. Sun protections shirts are very popular, but many anglers are still wary of wearing them due to the discomfort some may cause. Gillz line of UPF gear seeks to eliminate that issue and provide a more athletic alternative to the fishing community. This shirt is somewhat loose fitting and very stretchy, designed with anglers' movements in mind - it is not restrictive in any way nor does is have any contact points that could cause chaffing.
This long sleeve shirt and mask combination delivers an incredible amount of protection, covering the typical area of any shirt and also the neck and lower face. Generally, anglers must wear an additional buff or sunclava to cover the neck and face, but the two components do not always display a synergistic wear. The buff can ride up the neck or catch on the shirt causing irritation or even worse may compromise the protection it intends to provide. By combining the two components, Gillz has eliminated any spaces that could otherwise go uncovered and created a garment that works harmoniously as one single piece. Technically speaking, this shirt is on par with anything on the market today. The shirt inherently wicks moisture away from the body which is an important part in your body's cooling process. Sweat is naturally a cooling agent that is supposed to evaporate, however, fabrics that don't wick moisture slow this process down and ultimately feel much warmer. Additionally, sweat remaining close to the body on clothing is a major bacterial haven and quite unhealthy. Further technical considerations include an anti-microbial, stain resistant and anti-static treatments. The shirt also possesses mesh sides which allow for more free air flow in and out of the shirt.
The American Cancer Society cites UPF clothing as the single most effective preventative measure against skin cancer. Surpassing sunscreen exponentially. Wearing the Gillz Long Sleeve Shirt w/ Mask will keep you safe from the harmful UV rays and at a simple level it will keep you cooler and protect the wearer from a bad sunburn. We carry the Gillz UPF50 Long Sleeve Shirt w/ Mask in three colors: Blue, Green and Silver. Each comes in four sizes: Medium - XXL.