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Trouts Journal

Hooded Sunshirts - A Summertime Must Have!

Ivan Orsic / May 29, 2018

One single piece of gear can make your summer day in the high country or on a saltwater flat more comfortable, more productive, and a lot less exhausting. The sun hoody. Two weekends ago this fact was cemented in my dumb brain forever. Tanner and I headed up to the high country for three days on the water. With generally sunny days with temperatures in the low 70s forecasted for our stay in the mountains, I was confident I was prepared for anything. I had my full selection of jackets (lightweight, puffy, rain) and even my trusty SIMMS Bugstopper Hoody.

After a couple of delays in town, we arrived at our camping spot for the weekend around 11 AM. It was still brisk and my SIMMS Rogue Fleece Hoody was doing the trick. Tanner was not as well prepared and forgot his sun hoody and asked if he could borrow mine. Like a true idiot with an astounding lack of foresight, I handed my Bugstopper Hoody over to Tanner without delay. This was a huge mistake. After three days baking in the high country sun, I was done...well done. Turns out a long sleeve shirt, a trucker hat and some intermittent sunscreen application doesn't protect you from the sun over the course of three long days like a sun hoody does. My neck, my face, my ears, and basically the rest of my head were toast. As it turns out, covering your body with a quick drying, lightweight, UPF 50 protective, breathable fabric is actually really effective at keeping you comfortable during the dog days of summer.

I'm leaving one in my truck all summer. I can guarantee you I won't be caught out in the sun without the real MVP of summer fishing.


Here's me...much more comfortable over the holiday weekend.

So, this summer, don't Ivan yourself. Pick up at least three of the wildly valuable Sun Hoodies: one for your car, one for your closet, and one for your unprepared friend. Here at Trouts, we proudly carry Sun Hoodies from both SIMMS and Rep Your Water. Check out our selection below.

SIMMS SOLARFLEX ARMOR SHIRT

SIMMS WOMEN'S SOLARFLEX HOODY

REP YOUR WATER FISH SPINE SUN HOODY - SALTWATER SPECIES

SIMMS SOLARFLEX HOODY

SIMMS BUGSTOPPER HOODY

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