The 10 Best Fishing Hoodies
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.
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.
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