It wasn’t that long ago that I first saw guides in Belize wearing light-weight masks for sun protection. Now I see them here in the Northwest all the time, because they serve an important purpose. First they were used to block out the harmful rays of the sun, and now I see them in winter to eliminate “wind burn” and help keep you warm. Hoo-Rag was the first company that I learned about that makes these masks, and is probably the leading manufacturer of these products. They started out making masks for sun protection, with their 100 percent polyester microfiber process. These not only filter the impact of the sun rays with a 30 UPF rating, they also wick away moisture. Now they make a huge variety of sizes and styles for a multitude of applications. One of the newest products is the Winter Face Shield Bandana, which has eight inches of fleece at the bottom. I encourage you to visit their web site at www.hoorag.com
and see the very wide range of quality products they offer. I have gifted some local guides with Hoo-Rags for summer use, and once they learned how comfortable they are to wear, they are now wearing them year-round. Once you’ve tried them you will very likely be hooked on Hoo-Rags yourself.