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Trouts Journal

Sun Protection You Can Count On!

Ivan Orsic / Jul 29, 2015

At Simms, sun protection is a critical component of their sportswear offering. Through a combination of fabric construction, design and fishing, they offer a wide range of clothing that features a minimum UPF of 30 (very good) to UPF of 50 (excellent). UPF sindicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed. A fabric with a rating of 30 will allow only 1/30th of the sun's UV rays to pass through and reduce your skin's UV radiattion exposure significantly.

Simms expanded line of Solarflex offerings continues to deliver ultimate sun protection, bolstered by technically superior designs that fit and performa flawlessly for all on-the-water applications. Anglers will welcome the high-quality UV protection inherent in these mainstay pieces.

Here are our Top 3 Choices:

Men's Simms Solarflex Crewneck Long Sleeve Shirt - Solid (New Bud and Ink Colors)

Price: $49.95

Maximize your fishing comfort with the benchmark-setting UPF protection inherent in Simms’ Solarflex™ LS Crewneck. Featuring the on-the-water benefits of COR3™ fabric tech, and available in five fresh color options, these crewnecks excel thanks to an all-star lineup of wicking performance, antimicrobial expertise, and UPF50 sun stymieing skills. In addition, flat seam construction enhances comfort; a high-backed collar bolsters sun protection where it counts; and raglan sleeves promote unrestricted movement through the arms and upper torso.

Women's Solarflex Crewneck Long Sleeve Artist Series (Permit and Trout Artwork on the Back)

Price: $54.95

Artist Andrea Larko brings an awesomely uncommon approach to the fish that ignite our imaginations. Source the Larko-illustrated SolarFlex™ Crewneck—in permit and trout prints—for a point of view enriched by wickedly wicking, odor-smashing, UPF50 COR3™ fabric tech. Angler-ready architecture includes smooth wearing flat seam construction and a longer body that brings everything from sessions at the oars to laser-looped double-hauls within reach.

Women's Solarflex Hoody

Price: $59.95

Simms’ Solarflex™ Hoody continues its reign as a legitimate fishing force, with a new UPF50 rating for maximum shielding where and when the sun wants in. Powered by COR3™ fabric tech, benefits are a triple serving of wicking performance, antimicrobial prowess, and a win for skin in the form of full-time UV protection. Flat seam construction means no-chafe comfort, while overall coverage is bolstered by a longer body and finger loops to keep sleeves where they belong.

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