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?
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.
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
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.
Have a look for a fishing buff. Super light weight and can wet them to keep you cool.
move to Melbourne
Now is that "helpful"?