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Sun Protection

#1 Post by Thomas4040 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm

Hey...

I work outdoors all year round, mostly in shorts and workboots so I have that lovely permanent white "socks" tanline thats oh so fasionable.
Last time i had the yak out i was wearing shorts and my Sea to Summit booties with sunscreen on my "socks" but I still got so burned that i couldn't work for 2 days afterwards as I got a pretty good sunburn and the work boots rubbed the hell out of it.

Are there any light weight long pants that are sold somwehere that anyone could recommend to me to save myself the pain?
I have the Lovig dry pants but dont really want to be wearing those in this heat.

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Re: Sun Protection

#2 Post by cwsco » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:19 pm

Hi Thomas
I wear long leg cargo type pants that are made from material like bordies, got them from target years back
could be worth a look
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Re: Sun Protection

#3 Post by arpie » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:40 pm

Hey Thomas - I just go to the Sallies & Vinnies & look at the lightest 'full length' cargo pants I can find ..... I also tuck the bottoms into my socks, so I DON'T get a sock line! :wink: They dry out quickly when wet & don't get you too hot.

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Re: Sun Protection

#4 Post by NorthSIKer » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 pm

Search 'base layer' on the E of Bay and you will find lots of lightweight long tights and shirts. A bit like Skins rip-offs - generally about $20 each including postage.

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Re: Sun Protection

#5 Post by pdfarrell » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:37 pm

Mate I bought a pair of Columbia pants from Rays probably 4 or 5 years ago....
They were about 70-80 bucks from memory, but still going strong today... (bar a few stains)

This photo was taken by Arpie in March 2015. The only things that haven't changed are the pants, the buff and the smile when I'm out fishing with friends.
(I think I still have that shirt too.)
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Smiling right now, as while I wasn't successful this outing, this is when I did my surface fishing "traineeship" with Roberta :glad:

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Re: Sun Protection

#6 Post by Thomas4040 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:04 pm

Thanks for all the responses guys, much appreciated !

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Re: Sun Protection

#7 Post by Paulioq » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:19 am

NorthSIKer wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:31 pm
Search 'base layer' on the E of Bay and you will find lots of lightweight long tights and shirts. A bit like Skins rip-offs - generally about $20 each including postage.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Adrenalin-B ... :rk:3:pf:0

these go alright under some boardies (no need to scare members of the public) with marine boots and if you fall in (unlikely to happen in a pa) its easyer to swim with them on. also get a thermal pair for winterhttps://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Thermal-PP- ... 1:pf:0&var there as warm as a fleecy track suit even when wet, some times even to hot and you find your self dangleing your feet into the water to cool of

that's my usual get up with an old long sleve cotton drill work shirt (not into those skin hugging fishing shirts) but if the get wet they get heavy even if your in the water(try swimming in one to see how much resistance wet clothing adds and how energy saping it is) so have just been using a rashie under my life jacket when going out blue water and theres a chance of getting dumped in the surf and having to go for a swim.

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Re: Sun Protection

#8 Post by Foghorn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:13 pm

I had the same problem, looked at anaconda but they only had the pants that unzip the legs and convert to shorts but I did not think the zips would last long in salt water, got a pair from rebel sports and cheaper than anaconda,very lightweight and dry quickly.
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Re: Sun Protection

#9 Post by Dodge » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:09 pm

Thomas4040 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 pm


Are there any light weight long pants that are sold somwehere that anyone could recommend to me to save myself the pain?
Thomas you have already been suggested many options, and here are a couple more I have used for a couple of years now and very happy, sun leggings and also sun sleeves

https://www.kfdu.com.au//forum/viewtopi ... =1&t=47444
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Re: Sun Protection

#10 Post by Green Hornet » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:51 am

These work for me. Very light and quick drying.
https://www.rivers.com.au/shop/microfib ... 4_CHARCOAL
The right price, easy to find and get the right size.

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Re: Sun Protection

#11 Post by Pollycraft » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:20 am

I'm a big fan of the lightweight cheap tights off ebay. There are some half decent colours and patterns out there Very comfy and quick drying but protect my legs out on the ocean.
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Re: Sun Protection

#12 Post by shorty2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:35 am

Another vote for the Columbia zip off pants and shirts, the salt doesn't seem to worry them although I always rinse them out immediately after use. They sometimes go without a washing machine wash for a couple of weeks if we are camped and just the rinse in fresh water, now several years old so the quality is ok.
Lightweight and dry off very quickly even when fully soaked when entering the kayak and as I'm short and round the longer legs still cover my ankles when pedaling the Hobie.

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Re: Sun Protection

#13 Post by laneends » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:57 pm

cheap compression tights from aldis. I am sure k mart will have similar. Then just neoprene paddle shorts over

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Re: Sun Protection

#14 Post by Lindzz11 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 am

Paulioq wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:19 am
these go alright under some boardies (no need to scare members of the public) with marine boots and if you fall in (unlikely to happen in a pa) its easyer to swim with them on. also get a thermal pair for winterhttps://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Thermal-PP- ... 1:pf:0&var there as warm as a fleecy track suit even when wet, some times even to hot and you find your self dangleing your feet into the water to cool of

that's my usual get up with an old long sleve cotton drill work shirt (not into those skin hugging fishing shirts) but if the get wet they get heavy even if your in the water(try swimming in one to see how much resistance wet clothing adds and how energy saping it is) so have just been using a rashie under my life jacket when going out blue water and theres a chance of getting dumped in the surf and having to go for a swim.
I've used these for the last couple of years , good in summer to keep the sun off you and good in winter to keep you warm.

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Re: Sun Protection

#15 Post by sharknett » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 pm

I bought nylon trackies for about $15 from K-Mart a few years ago and cut the lining out. Also wear water shoes and screen the bit in between.

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