The best sun protection clothing in the world won't protect you hanging in your closet.
That won't be a problem with this shirt.
Aside from the uber-cool gradient fade prints they come in, you might think these are just ordinary technical shirts. That's where you'd be wrong. Columbia's PFG Solar Shade™ Shirts provide UPF 50+ protection from the sun AND keep you measurably cooler. The key to great sun protection is choosing a shirt you'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. Ever notice what happens after you've spent long hours out in the sun (which is particularly strong when you're also dealing with reflection off the water) in a run-of-the-mill shirt? That's right, you're pretty miserable. This shirt features a revolutionary technology that just might make all of your other technical shirts 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 shirt 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 shirt 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 shirt 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 shirt'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 shirt 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 Printed Shirt, 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 shirt that's just a smaller version of a boxy men's style, so Columbia designed their PFG Solar Shade Shirts to flatter the feminine figure with curves and flares in all the right places. That also keeps extra fabric from getting in your way when you're fighting trophy fish into the boat.
- 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
- 26" center back length for a natural fit
A Columbia PFG Deflector™ Neck Gaiter and a good fishing hat (both sold separately) will ensure your neck and head are protected as well.
Women's PFG Solar Shade™ Shirt
|Sleeve Length||Long Sleeve|
|Sun Protection||UPF 50|
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