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Apparel Review


Conquer the Sun with Aftco's Fish Ninja Shirt (continued)

Features: The Fish Ninja shirt offers solid 50+ UV protection. Aftco also advertises the material is both stain resistant and anti-microbial for added bonuses. Moisture from both water and sweat dries nice and quick which is a big benefit to these types of shirts. There's no pockets, zippers, or buttons to be found.

The hood can be folded back....

….or the hood and mask can both be left down which still protects the neck area well....

.or everything can be tucked away out of sight!

Design and Ergonomics: Aside from the snug mask/hood, the Fish Ninja fit me really well. It has a nice trim cut so it's not hanging all over the place, and the length was very good for my 6-foot 3-inch frame. There's five sizes available spanning a wide range from S–XXL. This is a garment you can wear all day comfortably and it rolls up into a compact shape when it needs to be stored away.

Checking the fit of the sleeves.

Application: This is a shirt you can wear anywhere that sun protection is needed. Whether it be on the boat or on a hike up the mountain, it will protect you from the sun and keep you comfy. It looks good enough to be worn around town as well, but doing so with the mask/hood on might get some odd looks!

The Aftco Fish Ninja Shirt is a comfortable UV shirt option with flexible configurations

Ratings: (We've re-calibrated our ratings standard for 2008 and have included a key at the bottom of the following matrix as a guide)

Simms ProDry Rain Jacket Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality It's a nicely put together shirt. The quality and construction you would expect in a fishing specific garment 9
Performance Does what it's supposed to do. 8
Price At $70 it's not cheap but it does include a mask/hood already built-in making it a "fair" price for a shirt of this quality 6
Features I'm a fan of the high UV protection and ventilation 9.5
Design (Ergonomics) The cut isn't baggy and it can be worn all day. 9
Application Versatile enough to be worn outside of just fishing. 8

Total Score

Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
For More Details of the updated rating system visit our explanation here

Pluses and Minuses:

                 Plus                                    Minus

+ Clean construction - Mask/Hood fit a bit snug on me (results will vary!)
+ UV protection - Price, but you get quality for this investment
+ Attractive cut  
+ Breathes nicely  


The Fish Ninja is one very FISHY shirt!


Conclusion: For those concerned about their skin, this shirt can play an important role in protecting you. The Aftco Fish Ninja can not only help you look like a ninja on the water, but it can help keep you healthier for years to come. With fishing being an outdoor sport, investing in a shirt such as this can pay big dividends in the future.


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