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Fashion Meets Function: Great Gemplers Gear For Sun Protection

Fashion Meets Function: Great Gemplers Gear For Sun Protection

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Great Gemplers Gear For Sun Protection

It’s that time of year when hardworking folks all across the country are working long hours in the sun, heat and humidity.

Here are some great solutions to beat the heat and sun and stay cool. We’ll even cover apparel styles for men and women that have high-tech fabrication and features that block damaging UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin from sun damage. You’ll find all of the following styles at plus much more for summer work and play outdoors.

One of the reasons we love the Columbia brand here at Gemplers is because Columbia is known for amazing fabric technology which is perfect for sun protection and beating the heat. In fact, their “PFG” line stands for Professional Fishing Gear. Designed with angles in mind, it’s great for those who work or play outdoors.

The Columbia Women’s PFG Tamiami Sleeveless Shirt for women features a sleeveless design that’s perfect for sizzling summer days. This top is crafted from ultra-light ripstop fabric that wicks moisture away to keep you cool and dry. Its Signature Omni-Shade UPF 40 fabric technology blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburns and skin damage during long hours in the sun. This sleeveless gem is ideal for breathability and comfort, and features a mesh-lined, vented back for breathability, too. It’s even treated with antimicrobial elements to protect against bacterial growth. So even after tons of wear, this top won’t have that funky odor that some performance fabrics tend to get.

For men working or playing in the hot sun, you can’t beat the Columbia PFG Bahama II Long-Sleeve Shirt, featuring Columbia’s PFG fabric technology with UPF 50 sun protection. Like the women’s Tamiami, one of the key features of the Bahama II is the mesh-lined back vents to let breezes flow in and out to keep hardworking guys cool and comfortable in hot, humid weather. The Bahama II also features concealed vents at the shoulders for more breathability. It’s packed with velcro-closure pockets for tucking away notes or small items. Gemplers customers love this shirt for casual office days, outdoor work and outdoor adventures.

The Columbia PFG Terminal Tackle Long Sleeve Shirt is another great option for men. It’s the perfect sun-blocking fishing tee, but you’ll love it for outdoor work, too. It wicks away sweat using Omni-Wick technology to keep you dry and comfortable. And it provides UPF 50 sun protection for long hours in the sun. It’s constructed of high-tech 100% polyester.

You may think that long sleeves won’t work for summer,. These Under Armour styles are sure to change your mind. We often hear from customers that even though it’s hot out, they want long sleeves for sun protection or protection from vegetation or other things that can scratch and damage skin.

The Women’s Iso-Chill Shore Break Long-Sleeve shirt offers long-sleeve UV protection with cutting-edge cooling properties built right into the fabric. This Iso Chill fabric has a ribbon-shaped nylon fiber design that disperses heat, giving an instant feeling of cool the moment you pull it on. The fabric integrates titanium dioxide which provides valuable UV protection and also pulls away more heart from the body. This shirt gives the same UV protection as UPF 50+ sunscreen, without the mess. Perfect for work or play in the sun.

For men, the Iso-Chill Shore Break fabric technology is available in the Ninja Hoodie, which enables you to pull the built-in gaiter up over your head and face on super sunny days. We’ve heard customers say this is ideal for days on the water, in the field and on the turf.

For those who work and play outdoors, like gardeners, farmers, landscapers and groundskeepers, protecting your head and face is critical.

The Columbia Women’s Sun Goddess Booney Hat is the perfect solution. This wide-brimmed hat keeps sun lovers comfortable and protected on the trail, water, in the garden or on the turf. The fabric has the Signature Omni-Shade UPF 40 technology to block UVA and UVB rays, blocking sunburn and skin damage. And this fabric has “Omni-Wick” technology which wicks moisture to keep you cool and dry. Our customers also love the adjustable chin strap to keep the hat in place even when it’s windy and you’re moving around. It includes an adjustable back closure for a secure, comfortable fit.

For men, look no further for sun and sweat busting than the Columbia Bora Bora II Booney Hat. This noggin topper helps you stay safe and comfy three ways: it combines UPF 50 protection, an ultra-sweat-wicking band, and a mesh vent panel! You’ll love the adjustable drawcord and toggle at the back for a tailor-made fit. And your skin will thank you for its Omni-Wick sweatband and mesh venting that actively breathe and pull moisture away from your skin to keep you cool

This next item is one of our favorites for hardworking women to stay cool on hot, humid days when you also want to keep your torso and arms out of the sun.

Patagonia is a brand known for performance. This lightweight Patagonia Women’s Tropic Comfort Hoodie is rated UPF 50+ for protection against sunburns and skin damage. 

It features an adjustable, full-coverage hood with a generous cut to fit over a baseball cap or sun hat for additional sun protection. And you won’t need to worry about this performance fabric taking on odor over time, because it includes fresh technology that prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Hardworking women love the high neck, thumb holes on the sleeves, rear-zippered security pocket for convenience while working or playing outdoors. And our customers also love the fact that this item is Fair Trade Certified sewn.

With great sun protection gear like this, you can take on the heat and sun and (almost) not break a sweat. You’ll find these and other great sun protection apparel and gear at

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