Gemplers Gear For Sun Protection

Choosing the Right Clothing for Work in the Sun

It’s that time of year when hardworking folks across the country work long hours in the sun, heat, and humidity.

Here are some great solutions to beat the heat and sun and stay cool. We’ll cover apparel styles for men and women that have high-tech fabrication and features that block damaging UVA and UVB rays to protect your skin from sun damage. You’ll find all the following styles at, plus much more for summer work and outdoor play.

Patagonia Top Picks

Patagonia is a great apparel brand for outdoor activities in many different weather conditions. The Patagonia Women's Capilene Cool Daily Hoody T-Shirt is a great option to keep your shoulders protected while staying cool in the summer months. The fabric of this long-sleeve shirt is moisture-wicking with a soft material that will keep you comfortable on the trails and on the water.

Women in a Patagonia cool hoody long sleeve shirt

Patagonia provides a similar option for men. The Patagonia Short Sleeve Cap Cool Daily Shirt is a t-shirt style option that provides 34 UPF protection with Patagonia's signature Capilene® Cool Daily material. Stay cool with this sweat-wicking shirt when performing a variety of outdoor activities.

Man in a Patagonia short sleeve gray shirt

Vortex Optics Top Picks

Vortex Optics also provides great options for sun protection. The Vortex Optics Women's Sun Slayer Hoodie is armed with UPF 50 sun protection, moisture-wicking material, and antimicrobial technology. Stay cool and safe in hot temperatures with workwear from Vortex Optics.

Women in a Vortex Sun Slayer Hoodie

Gemplers also carries a similar men's version of the Vortex Optics sun slayer shirt. Shop this moisture-wicking long-sleeve to stay dry and comfortable on the job. The material of the Vortex Optics Sun Slayer Hoodie is lightweight and stretchable for optimum comfort while performing a variety of tasks.

Man wearing Vortex camo hoodie

Shade Hats to Keep You Safe

Protect yourself from the sun with hats from Gemplers. We carry a variety of shade hats that will keep your eyes safe and your face shielded. One of our most popular options is the Pacific Dorfman Sun Cap with Neck Guard. This hat is made from a lightweight Coolmax® lining that wicks away moisture. The neck guard on this hat will protect your neck from the harmful UV rays of the sun when working outdoors.

Sun hat will neck guard

Another great option in our shade hat selection is the Columbia Bora Bora II Booney Hat. This safari-style hat equips you with 50+ UPF protection, a sweat-wicking band, and a mesh panel to keep you cool. This hat is available in several colors and is equipped with a convenient neck cord.

Columbia hat

With great sun protection gear like this, you can take on the heat and sun and (almost) not break a sweat. You’ll find these and other great sun protection apparel and gear at