Today’s new breed of performance fishing shirts utilize incredible technology to keep anglers cooler and drier than ever before, while also keeping us better protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.
The Deckhand long-sleeve fishing shirt is designed with warm weather in mind. It is constructed using CoolCore, a chemical-free cooling fabric that uses the body’s own moisture to cool the garment as you perspire, wicking away moisture. Other features include four-way stretch for comfort and a UPF 30 protection rating.
Huk Icon X Camo Hoodie
The Huk Icon X Camo Hoodie is a state-of-the-art performance shirt with a built-in hood to shade the back of the head. It features Huk’s Internal Cooling Element technology, which is engineered at the fiber level to cause an endothermic reaction with moisture, causing your body temperature to drop in minutes.
Salt Life Camo Fusion SLX UVapor
The Camo Fusion SLX UVapor performance shirt features three all-purpose pockets on the back with elastic openings to secure small items like gloves within easy reach, yet out of the way. It’s constructed of a polyester/spandex mix for comfort, is anti-microbial, moisture wicking and offers UPF 30 sun protection.
Bluefin USA Solor Second Skin
New for 2019 is the Solar Second Skin long-sleeve tee, which strikes a great balance between practicality and good looks. The seams utilize flatlock stitching for comfort, and since it wears like a second skin, it offers outstanding comfort for those long days in the cockpit. A UPF rating of 40-plus is another benefit.
Hook & Tackle Cool Touch Phenom
Designed with radial sleeves for dynamic arm movement, this Cool Touch Phenom vented fishing shirt may be the most comfortable for any angler or deckhand. It features sonic-welded seams, outstanding moisture-wicking properties and odor resistance, plus UPF 50-plus sun protection. Color shown: Porpoise grey.
Pelagic Eclipse Guide Shirt Pro Series
Taking performance clothing to the next level, the Eclipse Guide Shirt Pro Series offers unparalleled UV protection—UPF 50-plus—while keeping you cool with a dynamic venting system as well as Pelagic’s Stain-Repel and Hydro-Repel technologies. There’s even a built-in cleaning patch for your sunglasses. Pattern shown: Blue Ambush Camo.
AFTCO Women’s Samurai Long Sleeve Hoodie
The Women’s Samurai Long Sleeve Sun Protection Hoodie is one of the top ladies’ shirts on the market. With AFTCO’s patented AFCOOL quick-drying, moisture-wicking proprietary fabric, all-day comfort is no problem. It’s also stain-resistant, with a UPF rating of 40. Color shown: Lilac.
Columbia PFG Tidal Deflector Zero
Featuring the company’s high-tech sun-deflecting innovation, the women’s PFG Tidal Deflector Zero long-sleeve shirt allows you to defy the sun’s rays, keeping you cool and protected throughout any adventure. Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated fabric means not just auto-cooling, but a UPF 50 rating as well. Color shown: Tropic pink.
Tormentor Mahi Side To
The Mahi Side To performance shirt is the only one of its kind with strategically placed printed side venting. The performance wicking and snag-proof fabric is rated at UPF 50 to not only keep you looking great, but staying cool and dry, no matter how hot it gets on the water.
Pelagic Exo-Tech Ambush Hoody
The Exo-Tech Ambush Hoody performance fishing shirt offers the flexibility of both a built-in mesh face guard and a vented hoody, depending on the level of protection desired: Wear just one or the other, or double up for those brutal days in the cockpit. There’s also a large front pocket with a secure zipper. Color pattern shown: Ice.
AFTCO Barracude GeoCool
The Barracuda GeoCool hooded shirt utilizes fabrics with mineral-infused GeoCool cooling technology to absorb and dissipate heat to keep you comfortable even on the hottest days. AFBLOCK UPF 50 sun protection plus mesh panels for additional cooling and AFGUARD anti-stain/anti-microbial treatment make this one a winner.
Salt Life Angler Performance
For a more traditional look that transitions from the dock to dinner, the Angler performance short-sleeve fishing shirt has a vented chest and back for breathability plus a flap pocket with a Velcro closure and zip pocket on the chest. The cross-dyed stretch material provides great flexibility and all-day comfort, with the added benefit of UPF 30 sun protection. Color shown: Chambray blue.
Columbia PFG Terminal Deflector Zero
The PFG Terminal Deflector Zero long-sleeve shirt actually deflects sunlight away from you, making you feel instantly cooler than ever before. Combine that with Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated super-cooling fabric—plus a higher neckline, sun-warding cuffs, thumb holes in the sleeves and a UPF rating of 50, and it’s no wonder that this is a top choice. Color shown: Vivid blue.