I am looking to buy some UV long sleeve shirts, any of you guys use them?
"I am looking to buy some UV long sleeve shirts, any of you guys use them?"
Yes I do. I used to be a sun tanner. Not any more. Now it's long sleeves and sun screen and a hat that that covers my ears now. Sun glasses is a given. I see a dermonaglist every year now to check for melanoma. Sunbrella is pricy but works. Blood from fish is a given. Hope I answered your question.
I bought two last year and I like them. Keeps you cool when its hot and a splash of water helps when you are baking out there. I have one from Cabelas and another off brand I bought. The only bad thing that I don't care for about them is getting stains out. Go with the dark colors as the fish blood kind of blends in. I also wear them when its colder out and they are fine then also.
Go to fishing equipment forum and scroll down to the "sun protection" post or something like that. I use huk and it works well. There are other cheaper but still effective and durable options by others on that posting. Here is my original response on UV protection.....................
I have to second the gaters. I too thought they were for kids. I was so wrong. On the hottest days I pull it over my neck, ears, and nose. It works with a baseball cap and sunglasses very well. It takes a little getting used to breathing with it over your nose and mouth but in a minute it's not to bad at all. As far as the brands they have been previously mentioned already and I always wear long sleeves on the really hot days. Yes a dark color is better than nothing but I typically buy white, grey, and light blue. Keep spares in my boat for guests or days I thought I wouldn't need them. Get the long sleeves with a colar too so your gator has overlap.