I recently got the opportunity to try out the newest offering for fishermen from Under Armour; the Coolswitch line of long sleeve performance shirts. From the well-known Under Armour company, the Coolswitch line follows the company mantra to create gear to allow you to reach new levels of performance in comfort. The great outdoors subject you to the elements, which can wear you down without the proper gear working for you.
The Coolswitch technology developed by Under Armour uses a special blend of chemistry and fabric to draw heat from your body, delivering a cooling sensation to your skin. The material also wicks your sweat to the surface for rapid drying and cooling.
- Loose: Fuller cut for complete comfort.
- UA CoolSwitch uses an exclusive coating on the inside that pulls heat away from your skin, making you actually feel cool & able to perform longer
- Mesh underarm panels deliver strategic ventilation
- 4-way stretch fabrication allows greater mobility in any direction
- Moisture Transport System wicks sweat & dries fast
- Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes
- 6.5 oz. Polyester/Elastane
We gave the Coolswitch shirt a go while inshore fishing with family friends, Alden Redwine and Nate Hale . Our testing grounds are here in Central Florida where hot and sticky weather is the norm. Long sleeve protection from the sun is essential to prevent skin cancer, but finding a shirt with sun coverage that is still comfortable in the Florida heat is tricky.
“I was really impressed with the feeling of coolness that the shirt creates and it is very comfortable when fishing”, said Alden Redwine of Merritt Island. “I spend all of my time outside here in Florida and these Under Armour shirts are going to be the perfect compliment for our fishing and surfing.”
The Coolswitch not only blocks the sun, but uses its exclusive coating on the inside to pull your body heat away from your skin. This has a cooling effect that is complimented with mesh underarm panels to give ventilation in all the right places.
Casting all day is a work out in itself, but nothing is worse than fighting your clothes to move. Not Coolswitch shirts; they are cut fuller for a loose comfort and the 4-way stretch fabrication gives a greater range of motion in any direction.
Fishermen are known for being smelly, so we need all the help we can get.
Coolswitch shirts utilize an anti-odor technology that prevents the flourishing of odor causing microbes. We need all the help we can get in our line of fun.
The Coolswitch material comes in a variety of colors and designs to maximize your style and comfort. The Thermocline Long Sleve shirt is the standard performance style, while the Thermocline ¼ Zip offers a short zippered option for those who don’t like a shirt against their throat like me. This will be a go to shirt for me. Add a UA Coolsitch Neck Gaiter and hat for ultimate sun protection while staying cool and protected.
Another unadvertised benefit to covering up is bug protection. When I leave early in the morning, the mosquitos and no-see-ums can be brutal. The Coolswitch UA Ninja shirt is a hooded performance shirt with a built in ninja collar that pulls up for sun and bug defense. So pre-dawn and twilight the ninja offers bug shielding which naturally transitions to great sun protection as the day grows brighter. All the while enjoying the cooling effect of Coolswitch materials.
Enjoy cool protection from the elements with the new Coolswitch technology. Round out your sun defense with Coolswitch accessories like Under Armour’s ¾ Coolswitch gloves, UA Training Cap or the very popular UA Neck Gaiter.
Proper prevention of skin cancer does not have to sacrifice staying cool, functional, and comfortable with Under Armour’s new Coolswitch apparel.