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Face Protection from the Sun

Created by solar3 1 month ago, 13 Aug 2020
NSW, 8 posts
13 Aug 2020 1:23PM
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Sunscreens and zinc wipe off easily and is hard to reapply on a all day paddle. I've used the lycra tube but I find its too tight over the face.

Anyone have any reviews on material sun protection for face in terms of comfort, breathability and dunking in water?

52 posts
13 Aug 2020 11:39AM
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I use the Shelta face gaiter. Doesn't feel tight. Has breathing holes so it doesn't feel like I'm being water-boarded when it gets wet.

VIC, 38 posts
13 Aug 2020 1:47PM
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I've been using the ocean & earth Indo stiff peak surf hat. It's a wide brim hat with a legionnaire flap at the back and a comfortable chin strap. Stays on in wipe outs. $32 from Find Sport online

WA, 1102 posts
13 Aug 2020 1:46PM
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I been running the Xcel hooded rashie for last 5 years or so, wont win any fashion contests but either will face surgery to cut out any nasties.

I dont think they make them anymore, I bought about 3 of them a couple of years ago when my first one wore out.

Protects a fair whack of the face and neck, when I had a good beard I just zinc'd up the nose and eye area and away I went.

237 posts
13 Aug 2020 1:48PM
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Try Surf Mud, sticks like poo to a blanket

VIC, 753 posts
13 Aug 2020 4:20PM
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move to Melbourne

QLD, 492 posts
13 Aug 2020 5:01PM
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Have a look for a fishing buff. Super light weight and can wet them to keep you cool.

VIC, 2497 posts
13 Aug 2020 5:18PM
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Helmy said..
move to Melbourne

Now is that "helpful"?


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