Have you ever wondered what some of the guys down at the river are wearing on their faces and heads? Have you looked at them and thought that looked like they belong in some sort of weird fishing sci-fi movie?
Well, you’re certainly not alone. For anyone who didn’t know any better, you’d think that it was some form of getup from the latest Star War movie.
For years, elite fishermen from the US and beyond have been wearing Fishing Face Masks as a form of sun and wind protection.
So, why are these unique Face Fishing Masks from Aqua Design destined to be something big? And why are fishermen desperate to get their hands on one?
The answer’s simple.
It lies in the words ‘protection’ and 'comfort'.
A fishing face mask allows you to skip applying and reapplying sunscreen throughout the day. It also protects your face from the wind, but that’s not the best part – you can wear your face mask all day and feel comfortable at the same time.
Skin cancer rates are soaring. In fact, they’re so shocking there are 5.4 million cases of melanoma treated each year in the US.[i] You put yourself at more risk when you do outdoor activities that require hours on end in the daylight. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be sunny to get skin cancer these days.
All Aqua Design’s smart face masks have a UPF 50+ rating, meaning it will act as a block to all those harmful UVA and UVB rays. You’ll avoid painful sunburn, unsightly sunburn marks, and prevent skin cancer. This is something unique to materials with UPF 50+ ratings, because normal fabrics may not do this.
There’s plenty of science behind it, but if we’re going to look at it in a simple way, you won’t have to wear sunscreen anymore. That means you won’t have to put up with sunscreen getting in your eyes when you sweat. It means you won’t have to endure the not so subtle smell of sun block. It means you won’t have to stop fishing and reapply your cream. It also means you won’t have to worry about applying sunscreen to those hard to reach places such as your ears. And lastly, you won’t cover your wonderful fishing gear with stinky cream.
It Helps You See More Fish
No, it doesn’t have any magic powers or fish radar system. It has something to do with the material…
A good fishing face mask has awesome enhanced moisture wicking properties, meaning it will stay dry. This, together with its breathable fabric means your glasses will have less fog, your skin will produce less glare, and that, of course, means better visibility and more chances of seeing fish.
And while on the subject of covering your skin, a marbled, skyward camouflage fabric protecting your head, face, and neck will blend into nature better, helping to see more fish. Stealthy fishing works.
Too Much Wind Hurts…
Perhaps not as obvious as sun protection, wind protection is also necessary when wading in rivers and speeding about on boats on the open waters.
If you’re an angler yourself, you’ll be able to relate to the feeling of absolute exhaustion at the end of a great day’s fishing. If not, you’ve most definitely seen someone flake out as soon as they get home from a day out fishing. The wind can place a great strain on the entire body; so much so, it literally sucks the energy right out of you.
Fishing face masks solve this problem. They stop the wind from hitting your face. In easy terms, your face mask acts as a shield. You’ll be able to fish for a longer period of time throughout the day, and with a wind barrier, you’ll even return home with some energy. If you’re serious about fishing, this matters. You’ll be able to remain focused and energized for longer, which will help you achieve a better catch.
Forget The Tough Guy Approach
Every fisherman needs a camo face mask, fact! He might not admit it, but he does.
Windburn and sunburn sting and this is a great way to remain protected from all the elements while fishing. Plus, it adds an element of concealment.
Some guys would do the ‘manly’ thing and just wrap a t-shirt around their heads. Sure, this might do the trick for a while, but it will only be a matter of hours (or in some cases minutes) before your t-shirt headband begins to smell, get wet from all the sweat, and begins to itch.
We men might like to admit it often (or ever), but we do like (and appreciate) comfort. It doesn’t matter how macho or tough we think we are, there’s nothing better than feeling great (and comfortable) while doing one of most favorite things in the world.
The great thing about Aqua Design’s stylish fishing masks for men is that due to their high quality breathable 100% AquaPoly Microfiber fabric and their moisture wicking properties, they’re guaranteed to be itch-free. Wear your mask day in day out and it will continue to look and feel great no matter what harsh weather conditions you’ve faced.
You’ll soon see that it turns out to be one of the best fishing investments you’ve made in a long time.
A Fishing Face Mask Is Multi-Functional
A real fisherman is practical and can make do with very little, which is why you will love the face mask for fishermen from Aqua Design. This multi-purpose mask can be worn in a number of ways due to its tube-like design. Wear it as a face protector, a scarf or neck warmer, a balaclava, a headband, ear warmers, and even a hair tie. It doesn’t get much better than this!
It’ll suit all climates, even the extreme. Wear it as a balaclava in the cooler fishing regions of Colorado or up your game in the hotter temperatures of California and wear it as a cold water neck protector (lots of customers dip their mask into cold water and wear it around the neck to keep cooler)…the choice is yours, but one thing’s for sure…every fisherman needs a mask of some sort today. Even if you don’t fish, it’s surely going to come in handy for other outdoor activities such as climbing, snowboarding, and hiking.
Don’t miss out and get beaten by the elements, Aqua Design has a few different mask designs to choose from, and while you’re there, check out their great selection of outdoor fishing gear for every fisherman, from the novice to the stealthy fishing pro.
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Headwear (Left) and Face Mask Tube (Right) Size Chart
Shirts:  Chest. Measure around largest part of chest with measuring tape around shoulder blades and under arms.  Sleeves. Bend elbow and measure from the center back neck, around shoulder, past elbow, to wrist. Note: All long sleeve shirts feature a button tab that allow it to double as a rolled-up short sleeve.  Neck. At the narrow-most part of the neck, measure around the circumference.
Pants:  Waist. Measure around the waistline with a loose tape. Round to the next size up. Note: All waistbands have elastic in rear of pant that provide a flexible, comfortable fit.  Seat. Measured 8" below top of waistband.  Inseam (Voyager Pants). Measured from crotch to leg opening.  Rise. Measured from crotch to top of rear waistband.
Headwear:  Measure circumference across forehead (above brow) above the ears to the back. For all headwear, one size fits all from hat sizes:
6 1/2 (20.5" [or] 52cm) to 7 7/8 (24.625" [or] 63cm)
Select the size range that fits your actual measurements: