I've seen way too many cases of skin cancer from sun exposure, so I like to be comfortable, but protected. I wear stuff that is lightweight, dries quickly, and offers some SPF value. I picked up a pair of fishing pants with the zip-off legs at Dick's Sporting Goods. They make it easy to take the legs off when I'm pulling out of the water or if I just get too warm. They are light enough to be comfortable and dry very quickly. I have some moisture wicking, quick drying athletic boxers under the pants. You can get those at Dick's, too. I have a number of the light weight, synthetic exercise shirts that are great for keeping dry and comfotable when the sun is beating down. A good fishing hat with neck protection is smart, too. For footwear, I bought an inexpensive pair of water shoes that work great. Plus they create an interesting sun tan pattern on my feet
Don't forget a good pair of polarized sunglasses. My experience is that you get what you pay for with glasses, so make an investment in good eye protection. I like Wiley X shades - they have awesome polarization and some models come with a special padded insert to block wind, light, and bugs from around the sides of the glasses. They work really well.
Very good info....I have skin cancer so I know the direct results of being in the sun too long. Funny thing is, I don't have skin cancer from being in the sun, but it's an inherited thing that I get from something else I have
Did that just make sense? Anyway, I agree with the Under Armor heat shirts (and even cool shirts for the winter); but other items I wear are Coolibar clothing, or something similar, when I'm out. Coolibar has cotton in it, so may not be as good for the water; but it's nice for those golf days
It's more expensive, but my skin thanks me for it as well
Just think about this, if you don't wear sun protection, and get skin cancer. Total up the cost it would have been for the clothing, then total up the cost for the dermatologist, MOHS surgery, reconctructive surgery (if needed), pathologist, etc... Now tell me which one's cheaper
Yeah...ummm.....not sure how to answer this one....
Lets just say it straight out.....freeballin baby!!
It gets REAL hot here sometimes.
I wear strecthy work out type shorts....kinda like spandex but they are not tight...loose actually.
I think the fact of the material they are made of helps shed water and that they stretch very easily doesnt bind anywhere...ever...
Makes it real easy to pee too.
Just let me know what days you're out, so I know where not to be
Does bring up an interesting question though....and not to hijack the thread; but if you're in the middle of the water (and some of you pedal way out), how do you go?
Do you have a bottle, just let 'er hang, snake it through a scupper hole? **lol**