This hoodie would look great on you in a social media post while you're holding a huge fish.
Too bad you're home sick from work.
Yes, sitting at a desk all day can be excruciating when the sun's out and the fish are biting. Or even when they aren't biting. Columbia's PFG Solar Shade™ Hoodie is made for those days. You don't want to go back to work with a sunburn that says you were out on the water all day instead of in bed nursing the flu. This hoodie not only provides UPF 50+ protection from the sun, it also keeps you measurably cooler. The rad colors are just icing on the cake. Most anglers have found the key to great sun protection is choosing clothing they'll actually use. If it isn't comfortable or doesn't perform like your favorite fishing gear, it'll live out its days in your closet, not on your back. This hoodie features a revolutionary technology that just might make all those ordinary technical shirts in your wardrobe obsolete. The challenge will be finding enough time when you aren't wearing it so it can be washed. And being part of Columbia's PFG collection, you know you'll also be getting essential fishing functionality as well. 100% polyester. Imported.
Omni-Shade™ Sun Deflector
This technology is what separates this hoodie from all the rest. Previously, high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) shirts were good at blocking UVA and UVB rays (the ones that cause premature skin aging and wrinkling and burning of the superficial layers of your skin), but not as good at keeping you cool. With Omni-Shade Sun Deflector, that all changes. Thousands of tiny, mirror-like dots coated with titanium dioxide (a mineral used as a sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics to protect skin from UVA and UVB radiation) are applied to the outside of the hoodie to actually deflect sunlight away from your body. So those harmful rays are scattered harmlessly in all directions, ensuring less of the sun's energy is absorbed. The Omni-Shade Sun Deflector fabric is also breathable and wicks away perspiration so you feel cooler while staying protected.
Omni-Shade™ UPF 50+
The tightly woven fabric in this hoodie provides a UPF rating of 50+. That means less than 1/50th of the UV radiation it encounters is allowed to pass through to your skin. Kind of like high SPF sunscreen. But unlike sunscreen, you don't have the mess and hassle of constantly having to reapply it. This hoodie's Omni-Shade fabric even carries The Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation which is given to products meeting their standards for sun protection.
As part of Columbia's PFG…or Performance Fishing Gear…collection, you know you're getting a hoodie that's designed to stand up to some serious fishing, not just made to look like it.
Found in Columbia's baselayer, activewear and next-to-skin clothing like the PFG Solar Shade Hoodie, this moisture-management system pulls moisture (perspiration from heat and exertion) away from your skin to keep you cool. Excess moisture is brought to the outer layer of the fabric where it can quickly and easily evaporate, leaving you dry and comfortable no matter how long you have to spend teaching the boys how to fish.
You don't want to wear a hoodie that's just a smaller version of a shapeless men's style, so Columbia designed their PFG Solar Shade Hoodie to flatter in all the right places. That also keeps extra fabric from getting in your way when you're fighting trophy fish into the boat. But wait, Columbia had one more trick up its sleeve...er hood. They added a ponytail slit so the hood will fit closer and keep your hair out of your face as you're racing to your next fishing hole.
- Easy-care, machine washable, 100% polyester
- Omni-Shade Sun Deflector technology deflects sunlight away
- UPF 50+ sun protection blocks UVA and UVB rays
- Omni-Wick moisture wicking and perspiration evaporation
- Ponytail slit in hood for greater comfort with the hood up
- 28" center back length for better coverage when bending and reaching
A Columbia PFG Deflector™ Neck Gaiter and a good fishing hat (both sold separately) will ensure your neck and head are protected when you don't have the hood up.
Women's Solar Shade Hoodie
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