What's in your favorite shirt at sea? What made it your favorite? Was it the fabric? Or was it the fitted hooded fishing shirt that kept your shades on as you swung around to the next smokin’ reel?
To design our favorite to-go fishing shirt, we had to break it down to put it back together. Being an avid angler, you quickly pick up on the elements that'll mark the difference between hours of bliss, and those of discomfort on the deep blue.
Among them is the sun. It’s easy to get schooled on this one, so sun protection was one of the most critical points to consider, if not our most significant. Evaluating materials was an eye-opener and allowed us to make better decisions for our community and ourselves in the process. The key to a performance hooded fishing shirt is UPF +50 and comfort. Developing a microtech fabric that is lightweight, yet durable provides both comfort and production, two crucial components during long hours offshore. The fit is crucial, no one likes baggy cuffs that get tangled in the gear and wet, so we developed a smooth tapered sleeve, on that fits snug at the wrist, yet has enough flex to pull up onto the forearm when needed.
Once the serious engineering was set in stone, we were able to dive into the wild and add some soothing watercolors to the mix. Many of our shirts are light in color to allow the least amount of solar absorption. Ready to go deeper into our process in creating (y)our favorite new hoodie.