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Product Spotlight: Huk Icon X

Just like any sport, fishing requires high-performing athletic apparel. Moisture-wicking fabric is essential, but the durability of the clothing is even more critical. With the range of motions an angler goes through in a day, some clothing just won’t hold up in the long run.

The Huk Icon X line uses high-quality polyester with Internal Cooling Element (ICE) technology to help protect anglers from the sun while keeping them comfortable. This fabric instantly cools the wearer as soon as it comes into contact with moisture and also uses hydrophobic material to move sweat away from the skin.

The Men’s Huk Icon X is available in three styles: Short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies. These are essentials for any fisherman’s collection, regardless of climate or skill level. In addition to wicking away moisture, Huk Icon X shirts provide ample protection from the elements without sacrificing mobility. Icon X shirts are also available in both women’s and youth styles as well.

Short-Sleeved Shirts

Short-sleeved Icon X shirts are perfect for layering or wearing on their own on hot days. They are rugged and made to last through years of wearing and washing. Short-sleeved shirts are available in a variety of colorful camo variants.

Long-Sleeved Shirts

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Like the short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts are great for layering thanks to their moisture-wicking properties. They also offer UV protection, making them an excellent choice for sunny days year-round.

Long-sleeved shirts are available in cold weather versions, and in a quarter-zip version for additional flexibility. The cold weather version has three layers to keep heat in, and the quarter-zip version has a higher neckline for extra protection.

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Hoodies are essential for layering, especially since they can be thrown on quickly when the temperature drops. Icon X hoodies use the same polyester fabric as the other Icon X shirts and allow anglers to stay warm while wicking moisture away. They also feature subtle contrast paneling for a tailored look.

Women’s and Youth Products

You can also find Women’s Icon X shirts as well as Youth Icon X shirts available for your next excursion. The women’s shirts use the same high-quality fabric with an even flattering cut, plus a range of colors to suit any style. Women’s sizes are available in long-sleeved shirts and hoodies that are shaped to fit well at the waist and shoulder.

The hoodies have stylish contrast panels along the side, plus a quarter-length zipper that allows it to easily slip over the head. Either shirt is an excellent layering piece for beginning and veteran anglers alike.

Youth sizes are available for the long-sleeved shirt. These shirts are perfect for keeping young ones comfortable during long days outdoors. With the Huk Icon X line, the whole family can look and feel like part of a team.


The Importance of UPF Ratings

While some sunshine is a healthy source of Vitamin D, too much sun can cause sunburn and raise the risk of skin cancer. UPF protection is an important part of any fishing trip. Clothing with UPF-rated fabric blocks a high percentage of both UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause damage to the skin.

SPF ratings commonly used in sunscreens only measure UVB ray protection. Icon X clothing is rated for +30 UPF, meaning that the fabric blocks approximately 96.7% of harmful UVA and UVB rays. Pair Icon X clothing with a good sunscreen on your hands and face to provide maximum protection during your next outing. For maximum protection, consider purchasing a fishing gaiter as well.

All-Weather Apparel

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Icon X clothing isn’t just for sunny days. Saltwater can irritate certain anglers’ skin or equipment when it dries. A good boat fishing outfit protects the skin from saltwater and keeps the angler dry.

Icon X tops are also good for layering on cold days. Though it can be tempting just to throw on a sweater or a heavy jacket, the ever-shifting winter weather means that anglers may need to remove layers more often than expected. Icon X shirts’ moisture-wicking properties keep anglers from getting too cold if they get wetter than expected.

Part of a Winning Collection

Huk has worked hard to bring you a stylish collection of hard-wearing fishing gear. The Icon X apparel line is optimized for men, women and youth with carefully measured sizes. The hems are sewn to be rugged and long-lasting, without the fraying and unraveling that happens with low-quality fabrics and thread.

Whether you’re getting your first salmon in the Pacific Northwest or pulling in a catfish on the Mississippi, you’ll find that Huk has the clothes you need for the job. Check out our shirts, pants, hoodies and more for all the fishing gear you need.