June 30, 2022

By James Perovich


When you're out in the Great Outdoors, comfort and safety are tops. You've been told to protect yourself from the sun since you were a kid. And mosquitoes? Itchy bites are a pain. Plus, nowadays you have Zika, West Nile, and whatever other mosquito-borne disease the news reports. Now you have to worry about these suckers biting you and making you sickor worse.


That's where these shirts and shorts help protect you.


Guide Gear® Fishing apparel is fortified with innovative fabric treatment. First, it provides sun protection that's as high as you'll see in the industry. Because when you're out on that lake that the sun AND its glare can cook you even through your clothing. Now you'll have extra protection from those harmful UV rays. As for the mosquito repellent, it creates a barrier between you and those pesky bloodsuckers as well as ticks and biting flies. It's basically like having clothes that help protect your health! And the ingredients are natural and non-toxic, meaning they're safe on your skin. And since these clothes are Guide Gear®, they're also comfortable, durable, and at a great price!


And this gear isn't just for fishingit's great to wear during yardwork, hiking, watching the kids' ball gamesanytime you're active outdoors in spring and summer and want a higher level of skin protection.

Guide Gear Men's Performance Cooling Short Sleeve Shirt

Guide Gear Men's Performance Cooling Short Sleeve Shirt

A Guide Gear® Performance Cooling Shirt keeps you comfortable when fishing, doing yardwork, or during any warm-weather activity. Lightweight and breathable, these Shirts are designed to deliver cool, all-day comfort with yarns that wick moisture and reduce your body temperature. Plus, Defy fabric's UPF protection helps shield you from harmful sun rays while outdoors.


  • Lightweight, soft 95/5 polyester/spandex
  • Defy fabric technology provides UPF 40+ sun protection
  • Cooling yarns wick moisture away from your skin and helps it evaporate more quickly to keep your skin temperature 2-3 degrees cooler
  • Raglan sleeves for freedom of movement
  • Mesh panels for added breathability
Guide Gear Men's Insect Shield Hybrid Performance Shirt

Guide Gear Men's Insect Shield Hybrid Performance Shirt

You'll benefit from thoughtful comfort technologies in our Guide Gear® Insect Shield Hybrid Performance Shirt. Insect Shield repellent technology and UPF 50+ sun protection take care of typical hazards to exploring the outdoors. Not only is the fabric moisture-wicking and fast-drying, it's also highly abrasion-resistant yet breathable.


  • Breathable, abrasion-resistant 100% polyester
  • UPF 50+ UV resistance to help prevent sunburn
  • Insect Shield technology converts clothing into long-lasting, effective and convenient insect protection
  • Snap collar can be worn down or up for extra sun protection
  • Lightweight fabric is moisture wicking and fast drying for cool, dry wear
  • Anti-odor technology helps keep Shirt fresh

Originally published April 29, 2016. James is a Philadelphia native, son to retired Philadelphia Police Officers. James is proud of his family's service to city and country. He has lived in Texas, Virginia, and even Kuwait. Now he enjoys spending time in Minnesota going on hikes, having weekend getaways, or just hanging around. 

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