Sometimes wearing a wide-brimmed hat sometimes isn’t enough, like when poling a skiff across the flats or wading thigh-deep in a spring creek for hours under the glaring sun. On the water, ultraviolet rays come not only from above, they can bounce off the water’s surface and cause skin damage indirectly. With a UPF50+ rating, our Barrier Neck Gaiter is blocks the damaging UV light. Constructed of an 87% polyester/13% spandex blend, it’s lightweight and breathable, keeping your neck protected while going unnoticed. Because it is built with plenty of stretch, it can comfortably be pulled up to cover the ears and nose for maximum coverage.