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  • Writer's pictureDave LeGear

Flats Nation Performance Face Shields, Hoodies, Hats!

After many months of concept and design work to help battle the elements. We are excited to announce our Flats Nation Performance Wear!

Flats Nation face shields and our new Performance Hoodies are now in our store. You can find and order by clicking here. Below are a few of our custom designs.

Then, others work with our Flats Nation collection in more blend-in color schemes.

Flats Nation Performance wear

We have several design concepts with our Technical Wear to help you better combat the elements, which include:

  • Purpose-chosen colors to help you blend into the background, be it clear sky, cloudy, or light green, to help you fade into the mangroves. The fish look up at you, so why not fade into the background? It's better for increased stealth. You can read more on that aspect, even in low-light conditions, by clicking here.

  • High levels of Sun protection help you stay cooler and not have to (bathe) in sunscreen as much that tends to block up the pours in your skin, which can make you overheat even quicker or worse... Then, it gets on your flies and lures, becoming a negative cue to the fish as they turn and swim away from your offerings.

  • Moisture wicking so you feel cooler even in 90-degree plus heat and do not have as much sweat pouring off of you. Things like cotton tee shirts can become sweat-soaked rags in short order or, as we say, "Wrong Tool for the Wrong Job." 😉

  • As in the case of the Flats Nation Performance Hoodies, which some may forget, they also make for a great base layer in the cooler winter months by being moisture-wicking. And though it may feel warm when you jump on the Skiff, say in December, it always feels 15 degrees cooler when on or moving across the water.

  • Plus, a lightweight hoodie comes in handy even in the cooler months when running or helping to negate the effects of sun and wind. When you feel your ears getting warm or cold or chewed on by the bugs, pull it up and use your hat to help hold it in place if needed.

  • Wear your Bimini top and not have to crawl around and over the one on your boat. Shade is great for times like lunch on the water, but a Bimini or T-top can get in the way of casting/fishing! We discussed some other shade ideas that don't take up as much space for your Skiff, which can be found here.

And they have already received some excellent reviews for their fit and comfort!

Flats Nation Tech Wear reviews

Do send us some pictures of the Flats Nation Technical wear being worn with your rough location (no need to give up your hot spots) and story to this email address, and we will be happy to review them for coverage and posting of them on The Nation! 😎

Flats Nation Performance Hats

Flats Nation Performance Hat

We have tested several lightweight performance hats and have them in the store now! Our design concept included the following technical requirements that most of the more regularly seen mesh trucker-style hats do not provide:

  • Semi-structured moisture-wicking lightweight materials.

  • Sweatband style along the bottom edge. That Bonefish or Tarpon will only give you a few seconds to make a cast; the last thing you need is sweat pouring into your eyes!

  • The crown has no mesh material, so the guys with thinning (or no) hair will have even more protection from the Sun!

  • Employ a fully adjustable back strap to find that particular sweet spot for your needs! This is unlike others that use snaps that seem either too tight, giving you a headache, or too loose as the day progresses.

  • White or light in color will help fend off the heat while adding to the cloud/sky effect you already use in your other clothing to help blend into the background.

  • Dark under the bill to help reduce glare from spilling onto the back of your polarized shades that you spent a small fortune on.

Plus, we are working on other technical clothing and gear and should have them in the mix soon! Finding the right collaborations and (quality) suppliers is not always easy, and we have some great ones right now!

In the meantime,

We invite you to take in a few Flats Nation Podcast Episodes to help "Scratch that Fishing Itch" when working or traveling and you cannot hitch up the Skiff and go, on these links:

  • Our main podcast page works well for mobile devices since it will stream (or download)on your phone/tablet. It can be found by clicking Here.

  • Our newer Flats Nation YouTube Channel can be found by clicking Here and sharing them with family and friends if you find them Entertaining and Educational! We have some great guests in the works and planning stages on a wide range of topics and product coverage soon.

  • Or our new Media section that we created with our latest website release, where you can hear all of our Podcasts, Sound Bites, and Flats Nation Updates all in one listing found by clicking Here:

Tight Lines, and God Bless!

Dave and the Team

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