MUSKEGON, Mich. – Fishing is like baseball. No angler looks fully in uniform without a proper lid. For some, that’s flat-brimming a Richardson tucked down to the darn near eyebrows, while others like the Texas-bred relief pitcher look with the brim bent into an upside-down “U.”
Of course, that’s all just looking the part, but good hats do serve to keep the sun out of your eyes and prevent hair from flying all over while rooster-tailing to a hot spot at over 6000 RPMs.
If you’re into hats like we are, you need to add these cool caps to your collection. There’s the Whitewater Watermark Hat with its front Blue Bell panel, white mesh back paneling, woven Whitewater logo patch, and adjustable snapback design, the perfect lid for flat-billing it…
Whitewater’s Silhouette Hat is another top pick for an angler’s noggin. Featuring a subtle, heathered grey front panel, it too has cooling white mesh back paneling, a woven Whitewater logo patch, and adjustable snapback design.
And for those of you looking to go a bit more “country”, there’s Whitewater’s Distressed Logo Hat, with factory-distressed black front panel, embroidered Whitewater logo, grey mesh back paneling, and adjustable Velcro enclosure—the perfect cap for wiping your hands on after belly-gripping a big ol’ flathead for photos.
Veteran anglers will tell you that lifelong sun exposure can cause some health problems down-the-road. But young anglers are taking precautions—just like wearing a PFD on throttle—to ensure a long career or chunking and winding. The new school of all things bass is fond of gaiters and gloves. Not only do they offer protection, but they also signify fishing ninja status.
Starting at the head, meet Whitewater’s Sun Protection Gaiter, which fits nicely over neck and facial areas. Rated UPF 50 for sun protection, it’s also a comfortable gaiter, manufactured of an ultra-soft poly/nylon/spandex blend for next-to-skin comfort, breathability, and stretch.
Better still, it’s not prone to stink after long days on the water since it’s manufactured with polygiene StayFresh™ for odor prevention and Odor Crunch for breaking up potential stench. One-size-fits-all. Available in Grey (105) or Open Water (blue camo) (274). MSRP: $24.99.
Hands and digits are vulnerable to the sun, too. Enter Whitewater’s Sun Protection Gloves (which are barely noticeable while wearing), also made of ultra-soft poly/nylon/spandex blend for next-to-skin comfort, breathability, and stretch. And, like Whitewater’s gaiter, Sun Protection Gloves are manufactured with polygiene StayFresh™ for odor prevention and Odor Crunch for breaking up stinky combo of palm sweat and fish slime. Available patterns include Grey (105) and Open Water (blue camo) (274). MSRP: $24.99.
Two things we like about the gloves? First, they have a silicone palm grip for a secure hold at the console when running from spot-to-spot—and an extended wrist area to protect you there, too.
One last thing: If you fish where there are mosquitoes, black flies, and other nasty, biting critters, both the Whitewater gaiter and gloves provide more than just sun protection. They can really keep bugs at bay.
Whitewater performance fishing apparel gives anglers distinct advantages whenever Mother Nature’s unpredictability conspires to ruin angling adventures. Whether faced with wind, rain, snow, sun, or extreme temperatures, Whitewater apparel equips anglers with the ability and confidence to overcome the elements, so they apply their focus and energies on fighting fish, not the conditions. Whitewater is a brand by Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.