Updated September 26, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Fishing Hoodies

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in July of 2020. These fishing hoodies offer a smart way to protect yourself from the sun during extended periods outdoors. Using a combination of innovative designs and advanced fabric technology, they wick away moisture while remaining breathable, which keeps you both cool and dry on hot days. Plus, most look stylish enough that you won't mind wearing them to the bar to show off photos of your catches. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Columbia Terminal Zero

2. Koofin Gear Performance

3. Columbia Women's Tidal Tee

Editor's Notes

August 29, 2020:

Fishing hoodies are well-suited for outdoor endeavors because they dry faster than cotton and pull sweat away from the skin, which minimizes odors and keeps you relatively cool and comfortable. Along with a focus on performance, we took style into account, but to a slightly lesser degree, since the most important thing for a fishing hoodie is how well it protects you from the elements.

That being said, if you do prefer something with a notably more stylish design that many of the options in this category, we recommend the Koofin Gear Performance, which has a very artistic pattern, or the Southern Fin Lightweight, which has a large graphic of a fish on the back. The Koofin Gear Performance is worth mentioning again for the integrated face mask, which can help you use a little less sunscreen. It will also offer some protection against the wind.

When it comes to versatility, the Quiksilver Angler LS immediately stands out. It is the only one that features drawstrings to pull the hood tighter when needed, and it also works well for surfing in place of a more traditional rashguard.

While all of the garments on this list are designed to be breathable and wick moisture away from the skin to keep you cool on hot days, the Columbia Terminal Zero excels in this regard as it is the only one that features technology that reflects the sun's rays away from the body, rather then simply blocking them. It also features an integrated neck gaiter.

Special Honors

Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody With a generous hood that can be worn over a baseball cap, but which also features a button closure for those times you want to keep it a little tighter, the Patagonia Sunshade Technical Hoody is a smart choice for a variety of situations. It also features a zippered pocket at the chest to keep essentials close at hand. patagonia.com

4. Vapor Apparel Pure-Tech

5. Willit Men's Long Sleeve

6. Quiksilver Angler LS

7. Southern Fin Lightweight

8. Roadbox Casual Fit

9. Baleaf Dri Fit


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on September 26, 2020 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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