Protect Your Skin From UV Rays with Gill Technical Fishing Gear

When it comes to staying safe out on the water or doing anything out in the sun protecting your skin from UV Rays is key. In the United States alone it is estimated that nearly 9,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every day. Over the past few years in the apparel industry companies have made leaps and bounds in creating apparel that is UV Protectant. Gill Technical Fishing Gear is widely known as one of the top waterproof rain suit companies out there, but they also have a full line-up of apparel designed to be lightweight, breathable and UV Protectant.  Here is what the American Cancer Society said about using apparel to help protect your skin from UV Rays:

 “When you are out in the sun, wear clothing to cover your skin. Clothes provide different levels of UV protection. Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, or long skirts cover the most skin and are the most protective. Dark colors generally provide more protection than light colors. A tightly woven fabric protects better than loosely woven clothing. Dry fabric is generally more protective than wet fabric.

Be aware that covering up doesn’t block out all UV rays. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through, too.

Many companies now make clothing that’s lightweight, comfortable, and protects against UV exposure even when wet. It tends to be more tightly woven, and some have special coatings to help absorb UV rays. These sun-protective clothes may have a label listing the UV protection factor (UPF) value (the level of protection the garment provides from the sun’s UV rays, on a scale from 15 to 50+). The higher the UPF, the higher the protection from UV rays.

Some products, which are used like laundry detergents in a washing machine, can increase the UPF value of clothes you already own. They add a layer of UV protection to your clothes without changing the color or texture. This can be useful, but it’s not exactly clear how much it adds to protecting you from UV rays, so it’s still important to follow the other steps listed here.”  from the American Cancer Society

Gill Technical Fishing has devoted countless hours to developing a full lineup of UV Protectant Clothing for both men and women to wear out on the water or in your everyday life. Let’s take a look at some of what they offer:

RACE SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT and LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRT

When the weather’s against you and the elements make everything unpredictable, one mistake can cost the race. But, in the right kit, anything is possible. Our highly breathable, moisture-wicking Race Tee keeps you cool and dry in extreme conditions. Flatlock stitching eliminates chafing and the raglan cut increases freedom of movement.

FEATURES

  • Ultra lightweight technical fabric
  • Actively wicks moisture away from the skin
  • 50+ UV protection
  • Crew neck
  • Flat lock seams for comfort

Technology

Ultra lightweight technical fabric. Actively wicks moisture away from the skin. 50+ UV protection.

Fabric Composition

100% Polyester

http://www.gillna.com/p-690-race-short-sleeve-t-shirt.aspx

http://www.gillna.com/p-691-race-long-sleeve-tee.aspx

 

Race Technical Layer Polo

The ultimate performance racing range. The Gill Race Collection has been designed, tested and race proven for use in warmer conditions where weight, performance, and protection can be the key to success. The Race Polo is ultra lightweight, fast wicking, quick drying and has 50+ UV protection making it the natural warm weather choice.

FEATURES

  • 50+ UV protection
  • Wicks moisture away from skin and dries quickly
  • Free left chest for team branding

Technology

Ultra lightweight technical fabric. Actively wicks moisture away from the skin. 50+ UV protection.

Fabric Composition

100% Polyester

www.gillna.com/p-532-race-technical-layer-polo.aspx

 

Men’s and Women’s UV Tec L/S T-Shirt

A new collection of lightweight, sun protective sailing sportswear designed for warmer conditions. Cool and comfortable to wear with a performance pedigree.

FEATURES

  • 50+ UV protection
  • Lightweight technical fabric
  • Wicks moisture away from skin and dries quickly
  • Can be used as base layer

Fabric Composition

100% Polyester

http://www.gillna.com/p-345-mens-uv-tec-ls-t-shirt.aspx

http://www.gillna.com/p-346-womens-uv-tec-ls-t-shirt.aspx

 

Performance Short

The Gill Performance Sailing Short is constructed using hard wearing Nylon Tactel fabric and has a reinforced seat panel that can accommodate optional pads if needed.

 

FEATURES

  • Hard wearing Nylon Tactel fabric with water-repellent finish
  • Quick drying
  • Excellent UV protection 50+
  • Reinforced seat panel
  • Internal pad pockets with Velcro closure for optional seat pads
  • Semi elasticated waist with belt loop
  • Secure leg pocket

Technology

Hard wearing Nylon Tactel® fabric with a water repellent finish. Quick drying fabric with 50+ UV protection.

Fabric Composition

100% Nylon

http://www.gillna.com/p-289-performance-short.aspx

Expedition UV Neck Gaitor

Our FG13 Expedition UV Neck Gaiter is multifunctional and can be worn as a neck gaiter, balaclava, headband, and bandana. 4-way stretch Polyester fabric Blocks 90% of harmful UV radiation.

FEATURES

  • Bi-component lightweight stretch soft shell fabric
  • Wicking inner construction
  • Durable water repellent outer finish
  • 1⁄4 zip for cooling ventilation
  • Stretch cuffs for comfort

Fabric Composition

90% Polyester, 10% Elastane

 

http://www.gillna.com/p-646-expedition-uv-neck-gaitor.aspx

Race Cap

The Race Cap has 50+ UV protection and lightweight water resistant fabric

FEATURES

  • Wicking inner headband
  • Clear front for team branding
  • 50+ UV protection
  • Retainer cord with clip

Technology

50+ UV protection. Lightweight water resistant fabric.

Fabric Composition

100% Nylon

http://www.gillna.com/p-491-race-cap.aspx

 

For more information on Gill Technical Fishing Gear and the full lineup of UV protectant apparel visit: http://www.gillna.com/default.aspx

 

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