Shield Your Arms with Simms Sun
Total Score: 8.16 - GREAT
is a huge concern that many people take all too lightly. With skin cancer a
very real threat, protecting yourself from the sun's harmful rays is something
we constantly need to think about. Thankfully, clothing has evolved greatly in
recent years, with a big surge of UPF rated apparel flooding the market as
awareness grows. Much of the available apparel not only looks very
stylish, but is also incredibly comfortable to wear all day long. As one of the
leaders in premium quality garments for anglers, Simms has been a big name in
the fly fishing world for a long time, and recently they've broken into the Bass
fishing scene as well. Carrying a seal of approval from the Skin Cancer
Foundation, the Simms SunSleeve arm coverings offer an interesting and
innovative way to protect your arms from harsh sunlight. Let's take a look at
what makes these garments unique!
Simms SunSleeves offer UPF 50+ protection
Like all Simms
products, the SunSleeves are a top quality garment. They don't come cheap, but
the old adage “you get what you pay for” definitely applies here. They are
constructed out of lightweight, stretchy, breathable 93% Polyester / 8% Spandex
packaging touts the features
Two pairs in
the Simms Camo and Stone color were purchased via Tackle Warehouse for review.
The Stone color is very soft to the touch with absolutely no hint of roughness
whatsoever inside or out. The Simms Camo has a slightly more coarse feel to
it's exterior, but the inside remains nice and soft. The stitching is tight and
clean, with no sloppiness evident. These appear to be very well made garments.
Clean stitching is evident on the inside of the garments
feature a slightly elongated and curved top cuff to improve coverage over the
wrist/hand. A chrome Simms logo also adorns each SunSleeve on the top of the
wrists. The upper bicep end of the garments feature a thick elastic band to
prevent slippage. A black snap is also featured on the inside bicep so that
both SunSleeves can be snapped together to prevent loss while not in use.
The elastic bicep cuff is completely hidden with your shirt sleeves down
SunSleeves are much more than just a fishing garment, they can be worn anywhere
with a favorite short sleeve shirt! With this in mind, I wore them not only on
the water, but during everyday activities as well. With the sunshine and
increasing heat/humidity in South Florida during late spring, the conditions are
perfect proving grounds for UPF-rated garments.
Next Section: Sleeved up and ready to go fishing