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What Is The Proper Ware When In The Sun .....
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Hat

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

-Zach
post #3 of 17
Long sleeve shirt and pants.
SPF30
Big brimmed hat
Litre of water per hour to stay hydrated.
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Great topic. That sun can be absolutely brutal, even deadly. In 2007 I had a scare of lip cancer after exposing myself to the sun during all day and afternoon albie blitzes. The fishing was so good, you could not leave the water. it went on for weeks. The Last thing on my mind was total skin protection. I know of one Florida kayaker that ended up being treated for melanoma. If you look around online even within the kayak community there will be talk about this.

I sweat off any type of UV protection, or it gets into my eyes and stings. Nothing like getting some on the lips and getting that god awful taste or forget to bring any type of chap stick with SPF protection. I use SPF rated clothing, like Columbia PFG long series series shirts and pants and other types of SPF rated breathable clothing. Bass Pro and Cabelas have their own brands that tend to be cheaper then Columbia and perform the same. Dicks Sporting Goods had some affordable product as well. I have 3-4 pairs of convertible pants. Those are nice to have when you get off the water and into the truck on a hot day. I'm fully protected for day outings, along with brim hat and quality shades.

Some ask about the mask I wear. It is made by Buff and it is the high UV Angler series. If you look around there are other types of sun masks available. The reason why I like buff is because of the designs that you can buy. For the most part I am not overheated except when it is hot and humid with no breeze. I'll have to take it off for short periods. For the most part, it can stay on the entire time.

Fishing at night can be a remedy but why just fish at night when there is glory to found during daylight too?
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
perfect that is what i needed to know ..all summer it beed cut shirts and shorts...will def look into the mask and long sleeves and pants ...
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good topic...

Hats should be light on top to reflect sunlight and dark on the underside to reduce light reflection. When light bounces up from the water and hits the underside of a light colored brim it is reflected right back on to your neck, nose and cheeks. A dark underside will counter this effect.

I like this one:
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I was out in RB yesterday for 9 hours subjected to 90+ degree temps and not a cloud in the sky.

I wore a bathing suit, t-shirt (shirtless at times), my PFD, a white baseball cap, and polarized shades. I lathered up twice with SPF50 sport lotion and hardly got a tan, if at all. I dont like to wear long sleeves or pants because I overheat in a flash. Choosing a water resistant sun block is key and reapplying is a must! Lots and LOTS of H2O!!!!!


"Hats should be light on top to reflect sunlight and dark on the underside to reduce light reflection. When light bounces up from the water and hits the underside of a light colored brim it is reflected right back on to your neck, nose and cheeks. A dark underside will counter this effect.

I like this one:


I never thought about the color of the underside of the hat. I'l look for somethin like this. Thanks
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I made a couple of buffs from extra cotton T-shirts I never use. Have to experiment with how much to cut off. I used the cut down sleeves to tie in a knot around the back of my head below the sun hat. My face is half way out the head hole. Any other ideas for home made buffs?
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50 spf Bannana Boat Sport, long pants, sometime long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses, and 15 spf lip balm.
In the summer, Im on the water 8-16 hours per day for work, then as soon as work is done, Im fishing for several more hours. I dont want to die of skin cancer, so sun protection is important to me.
looking at a Buff and long sleeve shirts for next year.
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I also go with the light weight long sleeved long pant SPF clothing and a buff. The buff tends to stay around my neck or pulled up over the back of my head to cover my ears and cheeks. I hate sunscreen but I will put it on a cloth and wipe it on my face, back of hands and forearms. I would get sun gloves, but I am always loosing gloves (it is the only thing I am bad with). A ball cap typically gets the nod, but I am looking for the perfect hat to fit my head.

I even have on long socks most of the time and often tuck the pant leg into the socks. One trip last year I spent all day on the water and one pant leg kept riding up. The burn has just started to disappear in just under a year.

Early this spring I fell asleep shirtless on a jetty. You can still see the white strip across my chest where my hands were.

The sun is nothing to mess with so after all that add on quality sun glasses and you will be the only person you know that goes to the beach every weekend and is not tan. You will also be the only person you know that does not look twice there age later in life.

Plus if we are invaded by giant man eaters, do you think they are going to want rare or well done?
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Originally Posted by first2wins View Post
Early this spring I fell asleep shirtless on a jetty. You can still see the white strip across my chest where my hands were.



525
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i think im going to piss myself lmfao
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525
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I wear this Tilley T-2 hat in cold weather. No I am not the old fart in the picture! I wear size 8 1/8 so this is the only company I have found that makes hats this big! This one is cotton.

and this one in hot weather
Nope, not good looking either!
Tilley LTM3 nylon.

Columbia makes a whole line of breathable sun blocking fish shirts and pants. I probably have a half dozen of each.
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Long sleeve spf Patagonia shirt and gander guide series convertible pants all summer. Baseball hat if the mood strikes, but otherwise the shirt and pants do the job. Good polarizied sunglasses as well w/ glass lens.
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