5 Benefits of Moisture Wicking Fishing Shirts

Man wade fishing for big snook while wearing the Jigalode Mighty Jig UPF Performance Fishing Hoodie

When faced with the sweltering heat and humidity, where the sun beats down relentlessly and the air is thick with moisture, every angler knows the importance of staying cool and dry on the water. This is where moisture wicking fabric, like that found in the Mighty Jig Performance Hoodie, comes into play. In this article, we'll explore the top 5 benefits of moisture wicking fabric in fishing shirts, uncovering why it's essential for anglers seeking comfort and performance on the water.


1. Effective Moisture Wicking Technology

We had to start off with the obvious one. The Mighty Jig Performance Hoodie is equipped with advanced moisture-wicking technology, designed to combat the oppressive humidity of South Florida. Crafted from a premium polyester and rayon blend, this garment pulls moisture away from the skin and disperses it across the fabric's surface for rapid evaporation. This helps a lot when the temperatures creep up into the 90’s and you’re faced with the discomfort of sweat-soaked clothing. We designed this hoodie to keep you cool and comfortable even in the most sweltering conditions. 

2. Sustained UV Protection

UV Protection isn’t typically considered when talking about moisture control. However, what some may not realize is that when UPF fabric gets wet, it can reduce the UPF rating and therefore be less effective at blocking UV radiation. This is where the quick-drying capabilities of the Mighty Jig Performance Hoodie come into play.

When the hoodie gets wet, whether from sweat, rain, or splashes, its quick-drying technology allows it to shed moisture rapidly. By drying quickly, the fabric can return to its full UPF rating faster, ensuring that anglers remain adequately protected from the sun's rays. This is particularly important in South Florida, where exposure to UV radiation is high, and prolonged sun exposure can lead to sunburn and long-term skin damage.

3. Quick Dry Capabilities

Our poly/rayon blend fabric, featured in the Mighty Jig Performance Hoodie, boasts quick-drying capabilities. Unlike traditional fabrics, this hydrophobic material resists water absorption, preventing it from acting like a sponge when wet. Instead, moisture evaporates rapidly from the fabric's surface, facilitated by its breathable construction. This process ensures that the hoodie dries quickly, keeping anglers dry and comfortable.

 Man catching a large snook while wearing the Jigalode Mighty Jig UPF Performance Fishing Hoodie Shirt

4. Temperature Control

Moisture-wicking clothing facilitates the evaporation of sweat, which creates a cooling effect by drawing moisture away from the skin. On the other hand, fabrics like cotton tend to stick to the body during physical activity, which restricts airflow and leads to heat buildup. This tendency to trap heat against the skin significantly increases the risk of overheating.

Fabrics with quick-drying capabilities mitigate this issue by efficiently wicking away moisture and promoting rapid evaporation, ensuring wearers remain cool and comfortable even in demanding conditions.

5. Odor Regulating

We all tend to stink after a long day of fishing. There’s no need to add to that stink with sweat build up. When you sweat, it can make you smell bad and create a perfect place for fungus to grow, especially if you're outside all day. If you notice a strong smell after a long day on the water, moisture-wicking clothes can help stop it from sticking around and keep your clothes fresher and fungus-free.

Those are our top 5 benefits of wearing moisture wicking shirts while out on the water. If you’re looking for a shirt that will last through your wild adventures, we’ve got you covered…literally. Give the Mighty Jig Performance Hoodie a try and see what all of the fuss is about. 

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