Gill Fishing Empowers Sun Protection:

The Power of Clothing


Buford, GA – As the sun’s rays become stronger and summer approaches, safeguarding your skin against harmful UV radiation is more crucial than ever. In light of this, Gill Fishing is championing a proactive approach to sun protection through the often-overlooked avenue of clothing.


While sunscreen is a vital tool in any sun protection regimen, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. The clothes we wear play a significant role in shielding our skin from the sun’s harmful effects. Gill Fishing is highlighting the importance of selecting the right clothing to maximize sun protection.


According to leading dermatologists, clothing can be one of the most effective forms of sun protection, providing a physical barrier against UV radiation. However, not all clothing offers the same level of protection. Fabrics with a tight weave and darker colors generally provide better defense against the sun’s rays, like our XPEL Tec collection.


Gill Fishing recommends the following tips for choosing sun-protective clothing:


  1. Look for UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) labels: The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of our fabrics speaks volumes. With UPF 50+, Gill Fishing’s fabrics block a staggering 98% of the sun’s rays, allowing only a mere 2% to penetrate. This translates to significantly reduced risk of exposure, providing you with peace of mind.


  1. Choose tightly woven fabrics: Fabrics with a tight weave, such as polyester, offer better sun protection than loosely woven materials like cotton. Gill Fishing’s fabrics with a stated UPF rating have been independently testing and certified using EN-13758-1 as well as AS/NZS 4399:1996 UPF Classification System, including every color and every production order. It’s essential to note that prolonged exposure to water or stretching can diminish the protective capabilities of your garment. We recommend complementing your UPF clothing with regular application of high-factor sunscreen.


  1. Go for darker colors: Darker shades absorb more UV radiation than lighter colors, providing enhanced protection for your skin.


  1. The more coverage the better: Wearing a Gill Fishing cap and XPEL Tec Gaiter will shade your scalp and face along with your neck and ears. Long sleeve and hooded XPEL Tec shirts, a set of gloves and Gill eyewear featuring 100% 400 UV shield and polarized lenses maximize your coverage delivering ultimate sun protection.


The Gill Fishing XPEL Tec collection features moisture-wicking fabrics and XPEL technology, a plant-based fabric treatment for a fully water and stain repellant finish to keep you cool and comfortable under the sun.

The XPEL Collection includes:

By incorporating these simple tips into your wardrobe choices, you can enjoy the outdoors safely while reducing your risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.


Gill Fishing remains committed to promoting sun safety and empowering individuals to make informed choices about their skin health.


For more information, please email Fishing Marketing Manager, Michele Eichstead ([email protected]).


About Gill Fishing: Trusted on the water for more than 40 years Gill did not start as a brand or business, it started as a solution to find better more capable sailing clothing using the best fabrics possible. Combined with innovative design to increase performance and tested on elite athletes in the most challenging of conditions it means you can rely on Gill on or off the water – only you limit how you use our products.


Our collection of fishing apparel and gear is specially designed to cover all bases, with fishing clothing and accessories that can truly help you focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about protecting your body and staying comfortable. Our fishing apparel comes with the best design features and fabrics to allow you to stay warm, dry, and able to concentrate fully on your fishing activity. Protection against the elements.