If you're looking for a lightweight, sun-protective fishing top, the Anglers Only Fin Up Bamboo Hoodie is basically a no-brainer. Not only do these things looks the business, they're perfectly built for the job. 

But what makes bamboo such a great material for UPF clothing? Stick around and find out...

1. It’s soooooooo soft

Ridiculously soft, in fact. That makes it the perfect material for shirts like these that sit close to the skin, and that you’re likely to be wearing all day.

2. It gets softer over time

Crazy-but-true fact - the fibres in bamboo actually get softer with every wash. 

3. Bamboo provides near-unbeatable protection from the sun

As soft as this fabric is, it’s made of mighty stuff that acts as your personal force field, repelling the sun’s rays with ease. Our bamboo shirts are rated UPF50. Sun protection doesn’t get much better.  

4. It's highly breathable

That means you stay feeling fresher for longer on those hot days. 

5. It's sweat resistant

Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than cotton, meaning it wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping you cool and comfy. 

6. It's naturally hypoallergenic 

Sensitive skin? No problem. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic. The fibres are rounder and smoother than most other fabrics, meaning it feels more comfortable against the skin. Bamboo is a great choice for anyone prone to eczema flare-ups  

7. Bamboo is odour-resistant 

Bamboo contains natural anti-bacterial properties, which means it’s odour-resistant. Fish away all day along safe in the knowledge that this stuff is keeping you as fresh as possible. We don't recommend you give up on the whole washing thing though.   

8. It's wrinkle-resistant

Bamboo doesn't crease easily - and even when it does, just hanging the shirt up for a few minutes seems enough to deal with any 

9. It's biodegradable

Bamboo is made from a fast-growing sustainable crop, so this stuff won't be fouling up the ecosystem for years to come. 

10. It's stretchy 

Our Fin Up Bamboo Hoodies have 5% spandex added, which means that not only are they soft as an angel's wing, they're also super-stretchy. Coupled with the active fit raglan sleeves, you get a full range of motion. 

May 17, 2022 — Rory Batho