Best Sun Protection for Kayaking
Ever wondered why so many pro anglers wear full neck and face mask gaiters? Especially those anglers who are on big lakes, rivers or oceans?
Anyone who spends serious time in and around the water knows to take extra care against reflected sunlight. Harmful and cancer-causing UV rays that bounce off the water have zero respect for the fact that you are wearing a hat, and your face is a prime target.
A face mask neck gaiter - what Vibe calls "Sun Jammers" and sells a ton of - will keep you protected all day from the sun, wind, and insects.
But what's so great and important about them that you should always keep a couple in your tackle box or stashed somewhere on your fishing kayak?
The answer’s simple.
It lies in the words ‘protection’ and 'comfort'.
Although exposed skin should be protected with a highly-rated SPF lotion, a fishing face mask and neck gaiter allows you to minimize applying and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day for skin that's covered. It also protects your face from the wind, but that is not the best part – you can wear your Vibe Sun Jammer face mask neck gaiter all day and feel comfortable at the same time.
Skin cancer rates are soaring. In fact, there are an incredible 5-million-plus cases of melanoma treated each year in the US alone, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. You put yourself at even more risk when you do outdoor activities like fishing that require hours on end in the daylight. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be sunny to get skin cancer - as UV rays will go right through clouds, which is why you can get sunburned on a cloudy day.
All Vibe’s Sun Jammer face mask neck gaiters have a UPF 30+ rating, meaning they will act as a block to those harmful UVA and UVB rays. You will avoid painful sunburn, unsightly sunburn marks, and prevent skin cancer.
It Helps You See More Fish
A Sun Jammer fishing face mask neck gaiter has awesome moisture wicking properties, meaning it will stay dryer than a regular face mask. This, together with its breathable fabric means your sunglasses will have less fog, your skin will produce less glare, you'll have no insects biting your face and neck so you can keep your eyes on the prize, and that, of course, means better visibility and more chances of seeing fish.
Too Much Wind Can Hurt
Perhaps not as obvious as sun protection, wind protection is also necessary when wading in rivers and speeding about on kayaks on the open waters. The wind can place a great strain on the entire body - so much so, it can literally suck the energy right out of you.
Fishing face mask neck gaiters solve this problem, and Vibe's Sun Jammers are extra comfortably, too. They minimize the wind hitting your face. If you’re serious about fishing, this matters. You will be able to remain focused and energized for longer, and that leads to better catches.
They're inexpensive enough that you can have several, and you’ll soon see that they turn out to be one of the best fishing investments you’ve made in a long time.
Versatility Is Standard For Vibe's Sun Jammers
This multi-purpose face mask and neck gaiter can be worn in a number of ways due to its tube-like design. Wear it as a face protector, a scarf or neck warmer, a balaclava, a headband, ear warmers, and even a hair tie. It doesn’t get much better than that!
In cooler regions like the Upper Midwest, West and Northeast, wear it as a balaclava, or up your game in the hotter temperatures of the southern parts of America by dipping it in ice water to stay cooler, longer.
One thing is for sure - every angler no matter their experience level needs a face mask neck gaiter of some sort. Even on those days you are not fishing, it is surely going to come in handy for other outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking or anything else that puts you in the sun’s harmful rays.
Vibe has mask and neck gaiter designs in almost every color and in numerous cool styles to choose from, so be sure to grab one or more so that you are always ready no matter the sun or weather.