The ultimate in sun protection gear, the best full-coverage sun mask available.
If you enjoy a long day out on your boat with nothing but the company of your fishing rod, then the Riff Mask will be your next best friend. This mask keeps you cool, protects you from harsh sun rays, and prevents pesky dehydration. Leave the sunburn behind and bring home nothing but a great catch when you wear a Riff Mask.
The intrepid fishing guide, Austin Lowder, created the Riff Mask in response to the inadequate sun protection gear available for anglers and outdoor professionals. With over 25 years of fishing experience in Montana and Florida, Lowder designed a no-nonsense hat that not only prevents sunburn but also guards your eyes against harsh sun glare and protects your vulnerable neck area from vicious insects and strong winds. He sought to create a mask that enabled you to comfortably enjoy the outdoors during harsh conditions. Lowder is no stranger to exciting and adventurous fishing excursions. In 2004, he was described in a Sports Illustrated article as being a relentless fishing master who ventures in conditions other anglers would have avoided.
The Riff Mask is rife with technical features to cement its high performance on the water. This mask has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 32. To appreciate this level of sun protection, fabrics must have a UPF of at least 30 to receive the "Seal of Recommendation" from The Skin Cancer Foundation. With its unique three-way breathing system, this hat is designed with side and front air vents that allow effective airflow to stream across your face. You will not feel like you are suffocating while wearing this mask. You can even control the airflow intensity by adjusting the wire alloy frame of the vents.
Along with patience, clear vision is important while out on the water. When worn under the edges of your sunglasses, the Glare Guard decreases the amount of light reflecting off the water from entering the inside of your specs. Coupled with an internal rigid brim to shade your eyes and a fitted neoprene nosepiece to prevent sunglass fog, your vision remains unblemished. With the secure fit of the Riff Mask, you do not have to worry about your mask flying away during crazy winds. Although this mask can sit tightly around your face and neck, the dual mesh layer will keep you feeling cool and unrestricted.
Riff Masks currently only have two masks under their belt. At Gears.com, we are confident that the anglers and outdoor lovers of the Riff team are on the cusp of creating a great legacy, and we want to be with them on their exciting journey. We love that their team seeks only to spread their love of outdoor living to the world. Grab a Riff Mask, hop on your boat, and fearlessly enjoy a day out on the water.