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Five Long Sleeve UV Fishing Shirts to Wear While Boating

Imagine this: You’re heading out on a fishing trip, and you’re looking forward to reeling in your next trophy fish. You lather up with sunscreen, but once you get on the water and start casting, you forget to reapply. We’ve all been there – on those perfect fishing days, the last thing you want to do is put down your rod. However, even the best fishing trips can be ruined by a sunburn, which means staying protected should be your top priority.

Luckily, there’s a simple solution to ensure you’re safe from the sun all day without having to reapply every two hours. Long sleeve UV fishing shirts offer powerful sun protection that won’t wash or wear off. With some offering as much as Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+, these shirts are an excellent alternative for sunscreen on your arms, chest, and back. By minimizing how much lathering up you need to do, you can maximize your time on the water.

Long sleeve fishing shirts help protect you from the sun, but it’s important to choose styles that are lightweight and don’t make you sweat. To help you find the best women’s or men’s fishing shirts for your next trip, we’ve rounded up five of our favorites. Let’s take a look!

1. Baleaf UPF 50+ Crew-Neck Casual T-Shirt

The Baleaf UPF 50+ Crew-Neck Casual T-Shirt provides excellent protection from the sun’s harmful rays. The T-shirt design is ideal for warmer days on the water; however, because the sleeves are short, it’s important to apply (and reapply) sunscreen to your arms. This men’s fishing shirt is made from 100% polyester, which provides a lightweight, breathable fit that will keep you cool while you cast.

2. Southern Fin Apparel Performance Fishing Hoodie Shirt 

Southern Fin Apparel’s Performance Fishing Hoodie Shirt has a UPF of 50+ to keep you sunburn-free all day. The shirt is designed with a microfiber material that wicks moisture away from your skin and allows it to dry quickly. Plus, the hoodie offers extra protection for your head (and extra warmth when the sun goes down).

3. Hanes Sport™ Men's FreshIQ™ Cool DRI® Long Sleeve Tee

The Hanes Sport™men’s FreshIQ™ Cool DRI® Long Sleeve Tee is a great choice for any outdoor adventure, from fishing trips to exploring new coastal destinations. This innovative long sleeve features UPF 50+ protection, Cool DRI® technology to help you stay dry, and FreshIQ™ odor protection for all-day freshness.

4. Swordfish Women's Shirt with UV Protection

Good news! When you’re stocking up on fishing rod holders, hinges, and other marine accessories for your next boating trip, you can also get valuable sun protection with our line of UV long sleeve fishing shirts! Our Swordfish Women’s Shirt with UV Protection will keep you safe, comfortable, and stylish in the sun. Even better, it’s machine washable, so you can throw it in the wash after a long day on the water and have it ready for your next fishing trip.

5. Swordfish Men's Shirt with UV Protection

Our Swordfish Men’s Shirt with UV Protection will keep you sun-safe while you’re boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, or enjoying other outdoor activities. Its 100% polyester design ensures you stay cool all day, while the built-in sun protection allows you to soak up the rays without risking a sunburn. Like our women’s shirt, this top is machine washable for added convenience.

The Importance of Staying Dry & Comfortable

All of the shirts above provide the strongest sun protection available, so your choice is a matter of whether you prefer polyester or microfiber. Both of these materials are lightweight and breathable, meaning they’ll dry quickly and help you stay cool while you’re out on the water. When you dress with comfort and functionality in mind, you can fish, cruise, and explore all day without worry!

Prepare for Your Next Boat Trip with Apparel and Accessories from Gemlux

Whether you need men’s fishing shirts, women’s fishing shirts, or tools to make your fishing days more enjoyable (and successful), Gemlux can help. From outriggers to deck hardware, rod holders, and boat shades, we have everything you need to make the most of your time on the water – and increase your chances of landing that trophy fish.

In addition to comfortable, stylish fishing shirts, we also carry a selection of hats and visors to keep the sun out of your face and sweatshirts for those colder days and nights. Pair our hats with a men’s or women’s UV fishing shirt for easy, long-lasting sun protection! All of our apparel is available in multiple colors, so you can choose one that fits your style (or collect them all).

Ready to up your fishing game with stylish apparel? Shop our selection of shirts, hoodies, and hats, or contact Gemlux today to learn more about our marine products!