We had stand up paddle boarding and surfing sun protection in mind when designing Enth Degree’s Glacier HLS – those sports where you sit on the surface of the water with the sun beating down on you.
Our hood is designed to sit loosely on the body. It’s light in colour so it reflects the sun instead of retaining heat. When the sun is really beating down, lift the hood over your head and can carry water or a snack in the integrated back pocket when on a long paddle or journey. Reinforced thumb loops stop the sleeves riding up and your arms being exposed to the sun.
With the Quick Dry Channel Weave design, the water runs through the weave quickly, so it won’t hold water. We tested 10+ materials for water flows rates and sun protection before we settled on the one used in our Glacier HLS.
GLACIER HLS MENS
- Quick Dry Channel Flow Weave
- Water repellent outer treatment
- UV 50+ sun protection
- Lightweight YKK front zipper
- Sun protection hood
- Reinforced thumb loops
- Rear zippered pocket
- Hi-vis reflective print
- Re-usable dry bag packaging
- Unisex panel designs
The Glacier HLS is perfect as a standalone sun protection outer layer, but this time of year WA state does not see much sun! It is also very useful as a base/mid layer for year-round use. The overall weight of the piece is very light, airy, and comfortable all day. It is very breathable and wears nicely next to skin. When using out on the river or open water, the hood is key to provide sun protection and a tiny bit of warmth. The hood is spacious, breathes, and fits nicely over a hat. The small back zipper pocket fits a power bar, bandana, key stash, etc. I am not a huge user of thumb loops in the sleeves, but have found them to be key for added sun protection while out kayak Fly Fishing for my hands. The Glacier HLS has quickly become my “go- to” over/under everyday use technical garment!