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Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:39

The Gill Overton Shirt Offers A Fusion of Comfort and Technology

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As kayak fishing has gained popularity so has the number of products that seek to cash in on it. Unfortunately, this has meant anglers have had to become a lot more discerning when it comes to purchases. 
Even things like fishing shirts are all too often just facsimiles instead of clothing that are actually useful out on the water.
 
One brand that has continued to stand out when it comes to original marine garments is Gill, which is no surprise as it has been their business since 1975. Their latest offering, the Overton Shirt, is a good example of why they have been able to retain their reputation.
 
The Overton Shirt doesn't just look good, but it is designed to fit loosely and comfortably, which is important when you spend your day angling. Also, it is beset with technology and genuine features, such as Xpel® technology, which is a Gill exclusive. It is basically a plant-based coating that is completely safe and repels water as well as stains. So, if you get blood, guts, slime, or oil on your Overton Shirt, it can simply be rinsed off again with water. The shirt itself is made from a premium, comfortable nylon fabric that is breathable and completely compatible with the Xpel treatment.
 
Gill has made sure that the Overton Shirt has plenty of practical elements too. The shirt has a refined look thanks to its stylish button-down collar that also conceals the actual buttons. The press stud fasteners down the chest make it easy to get the shirt on or off. It even has a placket inside the arms near the elbow for warm weather fishing where you may want to roll up and button the sleeves. Since all the press stud fasteners on this shirt are hidden it has very clean aesthetics, but more importantly, there is less chance of anything getting snagged. Of course, nothing is impossible, but if you do manage to snag the material then the stud pops open to ensure the fabric doesn't tear or buttons are lost.
 
Other neat features of this shirt include practical chest pockets, a self-fabric strip adjacent to the left chest pocket for hanging sunglasses or small fishing tools, and a micro-fiber patch on the inside of the front bottom hem. It's also worth noting the double vented mesh line between the shoulders of this shirt that lets the shirt breath. The Overton Shirt is set to retail for about $70 USD in Blue Check and White, with sizes ranging from XS to 4XL.
 
Last modified on Friday, 10 July 2020 09:54
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