Simms® Solar Sombrero Hat
A must for intense sun fishing...
This year I was disgnosed with a basal cell carcinoma. Being a Texas angler and hunter for most of my 44 years certainly caused this condition. Unfortunately I wasn't good about wearing sun screen or protective clothing until this eye opening experience.
This year I began wearing the sombrero, a long sleeved fishing shirt (white) and plenty of sunscreen. In addition to avoiding the risk of sun exposure, I really feel better at the end of the day. Even when you don't burn, the exposure to UVA/UVB rays all day really zaps your energy.
The sombrero offers excellent protection, IN ADDITION TO SUN SCREEN. It is cool, comfortable and breathes well. When you couple the sombrero with a long-sleeved fishing shirt (World Wide Sportsman item #38-702-939-05), you are well protected even in high full sun.
The extra dollars spent on this hat are worth it - it is cooler and has much better construction compared to its cheaper counterparts!
Don't forget the high SPF sun screen and lip balm with SPF!
July 10, 2010