Fish King Clothing
When you are out in your kayak, you couldn’t be more exposed to the elements. In the harsh Australian sun, it can literally only take 15 minutes to get sunburnt. Over 2,000 Australians die from skin cancers every year, and 2/3 of Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. If these facts aren’t enough to make you wear protection in the sun, then maybe you should rethink your kayaking hobby.
The elements do not discriminate, and that is why you should be wearing protective clothing. We’ve put together the best protective clothing, from head to toe, to make sure you can still be enjoying the sun and water in your kayak for many years to come.
LONG SLEEVE JERSEYS
A lightweight long sleeve jersey is essential for comfort and sun protection. Look for a 100% polyester ‘cool-mesh’ jersey. This woven fabric is perfectly designed for kayaking and the outdoors.
This material is incredibly lightweight and cooler and more comfortable to wear than cotton or nylon. Due to its multi filament technology moisture is drawn away from the skin which helps you stay cool, dry and comfortable.
This high-performance fabric has the right balance of strength and softness.
Cool mesh polyester jerseys are also very easy to wash and won’t fade or shrink. They don’t absorb stains or smells like other fabrics. Being quick drying is another benefit whether you are just out for the day or on a weeklong kayak adventure.
• A High Zip Collar
A specially designed collar is an important feature of a quality jersey. When trying on a jersey make sure the collar has enough rigidity to stay up and be long enough to protect all the way up to your hairline. A zipper closure is not only easier to use then buttons but also prevents tangles with fishing line.
• A Zippered Pocket
Look for a jersey that includes a large zip pocket. This is something that is often overlooked but having a pocket provides secure storage for valuable items such as keys, a phone or camera.
Your hands are always exposed to the sun when kayaking and thumbholes add important sun-protection for your hands. The back of the hand is a common site for melanoma and the best treatment for this cancer is prevention. The number one recommendation is to wear protective clothing.
Where to find them
FISH KING CLOTHING
Address: Hervey Bay, QLD