About UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor):
To cut the threat of cancer, we must reduce sun exposure. Long Sleeve Sun Protection Shirts are required to be tested to determine the amount of UVA and UVB radiation that it allows to pass through to the skin. This rating is called UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor. SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a rating that is given to liquid sun screens for direct application to the skin. UPF numbers are not equal to SPF numbers.
UVB radiation causes most sun burns. UVA radiation passes further into the skin and is thought to cause the most dangerous cancers like melanoma. It is important that you sunscreen protect you from both UVA and UVB. Therefore look for a broad spectrum sunscreen. Although it may provide effective sun protection, SPF liquid sunscreen has to be re-applied, stains things it comes in contact with, including the boat, your clothing and most fishing gear.
In contrast, long sleeve sun protection shirts with the correct UPF will protect you all day long.
When it comes to the sun, let the shirt do the work.
What is the safest UPF value? First of all, it is advised by the American Cancer Society that a UPF of 40 to 50 in clothing is excellent protection from the sun’s radiation. Rattlin Jack’s UPF 50+ shirts have the highest rating that can be advertised. Rattlin Jack Long Sleeve UPF Sun Protection Shirts, along with a Rattlin Jack sun mask will easily cut exposure to solar radiation when worn. Combine with a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and fishing gloves for ultimate safety from UV exposure. Fish as long as you want!
Our long sleeve shirts are rated Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50+. Short Sleeve shirts are not UPF rated.
About the Fit of the Long Sleeve Sun Protection Shirts with UPF 50+:
Regular fit Men’s sizing is as expected from most buyers, and we provide extensive sizing information to help you purchase the correct size.
About the Fabric:
The first priority of Long Sleeve Sun Protection Shirts is preventing skin cancer. The next priority is preventing skin rash. Because performance polyester dries very quickly, it is the best fabric to wick moisture away from the skin. Rattlin Jack uses smooth, soft, moisture wicking polyester interlock which allows maximum air flow, therefore keeping you comfortable. Polyester is easy care, (wash and hang), and will never crack, warp or shrink. Therefore Rattlin Jack is excellent attire for fishing or boating in hot, humid climates. Furthermore, it is an excellent moisture wicking first layer in cold climates.
The printing process is dye sublimation not silkscreen. The ink is heated so it bonds to the fabric via heat press. It is not a silk screened rubber patch stuck to the fabric. Therefore the dye sublimated ink does not clog the breath-ability of the fabric. As a result our Long Sleeve Sun Protection Shirts are as breathe-able as it was before it was printed. This makes for a much cooler shirt to wear in contrast with a rubbery silk screened design.
Easy Care of 100% Performance Polyester Wear:
Machine wash cold water, separate colors. No softeners. Pre-apply liquid laundry soap to stains asap and let stand before washing. Avoid contact with sunscreen. No bleach. Do not dry-clean. Hang to dry or tumble dry low. Low Iron (lowest steam setting). Decoration on these shirts can be ironed on lowest steam setting.
About the Design:
Mick Coulas pictures dramatic marine art that captures the excitement of the chase. Predator game fish bust the surface, chasing bait fish with above and below water views. Created digitally. The compositions are comprised of dozens of photographs and 3D models. As a result, the art is dynamic, unique, with strong impact.
About the Artist:
Mick is a broadly talented creator of illustrations for use in advertising, editorial, licensing and social media. He also composites and retouches images for advertising or promotion. Mick has a wealth of experience in graphic design and illustration. With the use of Photoshop and 3D modeling he achieves a hyper realistic style. Rattlin Jack™ Long Sleeve Sun Protection Shirts exclusively features originals by Mick. See the inside of a 3D model HERE.