Simms SunGaiter Review

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Simms SunGaiter Review

In this Simms SunGaiter review we will be looking at why every angler should have this garment when the sun’s UV rays will be prevalent.

At this point in time, it should come as no surprise to hear that too much sun is not good for your skin. Prolonged exposures over long periods can lead to skin cancer issues which no one wants to have to deal with. A little bit of care and attention when heading out on the water is a very good idea and well, could quite literally save your life.

Simms Sungaiter Review

The Simms SunGaiter, as we would expect from a Simms Fishing product, is perfectly designed.  It’s the little things that go a long way with this garment, such as the laser-cut breathing holes for your nose and mouth. These small holes help to greatly reduce or even eliminate fogged-up glasses.

The cut of the SunGaiter combined with the stretch of the fabric provides an extremely comfortable fit and helps to really keep it in place. The long-caped back leaves no exposed skin on the neck whatsoever. You can tuck the gaiter into your shirt or just let it hang loose with full confidence that every square inch of your skin is covered up.


One of the most important features of the Simms SunGaiter is the level of sun protection offered by the Solarflex fabric. This is a UPF 50 rated fabric and it performs flawlessly. We’ve used this for days and days in bright sunny tropical fishing conditions with zero sunscreen applied and had no ill effects from the sun.

The SunGaiter is well built. The fabric doesn’t pill over time and regular washing will help to keep it breathing well, which is so important on those warm humid days.

Finally, we would like to highlight the importance of using this and other sun protective gear, not only on bright sunny days but even on overcast days. When the clouds are high, UV rays can still be intense and very unassuming as the hot sun isn’t beating down up on you.

In summary, if you want to keep everything from the neck up protected from the sun and don’t want to apply sunscreen, the Simms SunGaiter is the way to go! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email, by phone at 604-931-5044 or stop by Sea-Run Fly & Tackle at #110-1140 Austin Avenue in Coquitlam BC.

Good luck on the water.

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1 comment

  • by S

    Simms put together a great product to provide overall protection from harmful sun rays during the spring, summer and fall in the SunGaiter neck , SunGaiter hoody, and SunGaiter gloves. I use them as well for hiking and biking.

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