U.V Protective Clothing For Fishing
Posted on 11 May 2018
You and the sun can fish together with the proper techniques. Why do we as sportsmen master the ocean’s furry, piercing through the elements in search of our bounty, yet forget about our foe the sun? As the tides pound the bay, the sun beats our flesh, so we must be shielded by our knowledge of its forces.
We know that Ultraviolet (UV) rays can help produce Vitamin D in our body, which assists in absorbing calcium. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain healthy bones. UV rays can help treat some conditions such as those who have eczema, psoriasis, rickets, or jaundice. However, we must be very cautious when engaging in sports that expose us to an unhealthy dosage of UV rays. According to familydoctor.org too much sun exposure can lead to: “Skin changes. Some skin cells with melanin can form a clump. Over time this creates freckles and moles, which can become cancerous and lower your immune system. Everyone is at risk of the effects of sun exposure. It doesn’t matter how old you are, your risk increases based on the length and depth of exposure.”
Over the length of time, the UV light damages the fiber of the skin called elastin. This causes the skin to stretch and sag leaving the skin to lose without the ability to go back to its place. Obviously, we do not all want to look like old wrinkly goats, so we need to do something about it.
Fortunately, sun protection and long sleeve custom UV fishing shirts can block most of the sun’s UV rays on your upper body. A quality UV long sleeve fishing shirt with a UPF rating of +50 will guarantee you are protected from a high percentage of UV radiation.
How does a UV shirt protect me? "They're very tightly woven to prevent the penetration of UV rays through the fabric," Allison Arthur, MD, a Florida-based dermatologist said when discussing UV clothing. “It's like walking around in the shade all day, without actually needing to be in the shade.” (Insider)
Our premium BRINY™ SeaGuard custom performance fishing shirts have a UPF of +50. The Skin Cancer Foundation discusses UPF +50 garments as an effective U.V protectant. UPF 50 means that only 1/50th, or 2%, of UV rays can penetrate through the fabric to reach the skin, which in other words means it blocks out about 98% of UVA rays. A white long sleeve cotton custom fishing t-shirt has about a UPF of 4 in comparison to our SeaGuard™ shirts.
At Briny, all our SeaGuard™ custom performance fishing shirts are made from highly breathable ocean engineered materials, providing the perfect balance of comfort, cooling & protective properties; a shield for whatever the ocean throws at you. Each of our custom fishing shirts are made to order with exactly the way you want it. Order Now!
Briny SeaGuard features
UV +50 • Moisture Wicking • Antimicrobial • Micro Poly Performance Fabric • Lightweight • Quick dry • Reinforced athletic stitching • Stain repellent • Ultra Comfort Fit