Sun Protective Clothing

Sun Protective Clothing


No matter what you’re fishing for, you’re going to catch some rays. Huk Performance Fishing gear comes with SPF woven right in. We’ve added +30 to +50 UPF to our apparel to block out the harmful UVA and UVB rays so you can fish on throughout the day.

Fish On. Sun Off.

One of the best parts about fishing is it takes place outside. But If you’re not careful, exposure to UV rays can limit your time on the water, or worse, cause skin damage, premature aging and even skin cancer. That’s why it is important to protect yourself from the sun – from the first cast to the last.

Wearable Protection

If slathering your skin is not your thing, sun-protective apparel may be the answer. This specially designed clothing provides built-in protection against the sun's harmful UV rays. It is made from fabrics that are tightly woven and have earned a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating. UPF is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor), which is used to rate the effectiveness of sunscreen. The higher the UPF rating, the better the protection. Our sun-protective apparel has UPF ratings equal to 50 SPF and provides effective all-day sun protection.

All Rays Are Not The Same

UV radiation from the sun is classified into two types: UVA and UVB. UVA rays can penetrate deep into the skin and cause premature aging, while UVB rays cause sunburn and can also lead to skin cancer.

Our sun-protective clothing is designed to protect against both types of rays. The fabrics used can block up to 98% of UVA and UVB rays and need no reapplication.

Problem Handled 

One of the biggest benefits of wearing sun-protective clothing when fishing is that you don't have to worry about re-applying sunscreen with your hands. Anglers are constantly handling equipment and bait, and lotions used can damage equipment and make bait less attractive to the fish.

By wearing sun-protective clothing, you eliminate the need to re-apply sunscreen to most of your body. This allows you to keep hands free and clean, so you can focus more on fishing with less worry about sunburn.

Our apparel offers other benefits as well. The fabrics used also feature 4-way stretch, exceptional breathability, anti-microbial protection and unmatched comfort. Your gear, skin and fish will thank you.


Embrace the Outdoors with Men's Sun Shirts

Our men's sun shirts long sleeve collection is crafted with precision to keep outdoor enthusiasts protected and at the top of their game. These SPF shirts for men feature high UPF ratings, ensuring maximum UV ray blockage. The shirts are made from durable and moisture-wicking fabrics, offering comfort and breathability during those long fishing sessions. For those seeking added protection, our innovative sun protection hoodie is the perfect companion, shielding your neck and head from the sun's intense rays. Whether you're casting a line on a boat or hiking along the shoreline, our men's sun shirts provide style and safety in one perfect package.


Unmatched Sun Protection for Women

Our sun protective clothing for women combines fashion with function, delivering a chic and sun-safe ensemble for any adventure. Discover an array of sun shirts for women that offer elegant designs and a flattering fit. Whether you're looking for short sleeve or long sleeve options, our SPF shirts for women provide reliable UV protection without compromising on style. For those seeking extra coverage, our hooded sun shirts are a game-changer, keeping you protected from the sun's rays while maintaining a sporty and trendy appearance.


Fun in the Sun with Kids' Sun Shirts

At HUK Gear, we believe in instilling sun safety habits from a young age. Our sun shirts for kids are designed with playful patterns and vibrant colors, ensuring that your little ones not only stay protected but also look adorable during their outdoor escapades. Made with the same attention to quality and sun protection as our adult collections, these sun shirts for kids will keep your children safe from harmful UV rays, allowing them to have carefree fun under the sun.

To sum up

What is sun protective clothing, and how does it work?

Sun protective clothing is specially designed to offer enhanced protection against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These garments are made with tightly woven fabrics that act as a barrier, blocking a significant amount of UVA and UVB rays from reaching the skin. The clothing's UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) rating indicates its level of sun protection, with higher UPF ratings providing greater UV blockage.


Are all sun shirts the same, or do they vary in terms of sun protection?

Sun shirts can vary in terms of sun protection based on factors like fabric type, UPF rating, and design. Not all sun shirts offer the same level of UV protection, so it's essential to check the product details and UPF rating before making a purchase. Longer-sleeve sun shirts and those with additional features like hoods or high collars tend to provide more coverage and protection.


What are the benefits of wearing sun shirts for outdoor activities? 

Sun shirts provide essential sun protection by blocking harmful UV rays. They are typically made with UPF-rated fabric, which acts as a barrier against the sun's rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and skin damage. Additionally, sun shirts often incorporate moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties to keep you cool and dry in the sun.


Is sun protective clothing suitable for all types of outdoor activities?

Yes, sun protective clothing is suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, camping, boating, and more. Whether you're enjoying a day at the beach, exploring nature trails, or engaging in water sports, wearing sun shirts and other UPF clothing can help reduce the risk of sunburn and long-term sun damage.


Do sun shirts lose their sun protection over time or with washing?

Sun shirts are designed to maintain their sun protection properties over time, but excessive wear and tear, as well as improper care, can affect their effectiveness. Following the manufacturer's care instructions, such as avoiding harsh detergents and machine washing in cold water, will help preserve the UPF rating and extend the garment's sun protective lifespan.