Summer protective clothing

Summer protective clothing, footwear and equipment should keep you safe from the sun’s rays, insect bites, rain and high temperatures. With the British Summer capable of flinging all elements at you in one day, it is important to choose your clothing and equipment with careful thought for your comfort, safe protection as well as for functionality.


A wide range of sun protective clothing is now available in the form of built in UPF technical treatments to the fabric that resists the harmful effects of the sun’s rays and forms a barrier against the skin. Gill stock a wide range of T-shirts, Polo shirts, shorts and trousers in a UV Tec range, all effortlessly stylish and highly practical in terms of summer wear.


UV protective caps or sailing hats will cover your head, the most sensitive part of your body that both conducts and loses heat in colder weather – see our Musto and Helly Hansen caps such as;

Musto Essential Evo Fast Dry Crew Cap

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Helly Hansen Logo Cap

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These hats will protect from sun, rain and chill. Light, breathable and wicking fabric will keep you the coolest, transporting moisture away from the body and allows it to evaporate into the air to leave you dry and temperature regulated.

Bamboo fabric clothing will also help to eradicate bad odour caused by bacteria thanks to the anti-bacterial treatment to the clothing. The Snowbee Superlight Fishing Shirt is the ideal garment for tropical high temperatures thanks to the wicking moisture material and fine mesh that creates a free air passage which provides cool comfort with long sleeved style for forearm protection.


Mosquito and tick resistant clothing is a blessing in fishing, stalking and shooting situations. AM(Anti-Mosquito) treatment such as the John Field Cargo AM trousers have an anti-mos treatment built in to keep you free of bites in warm, humid conditions while the Seeland Mosquito Hat is a fantastic hat with mesh face and neck cover to keep annoying midges, mosquitoes and other pests away from your face. The ShooterKing Bamboo Anti-Zect Shirt is impregnated with anti-mos and anti-zect repellent and is made from a cool bamboo/cotton mix fabric. Harkila Mountain Crew Socks – have anti-insect protection built in and a Resistex copper-fibre mix that prevents fungi, bacteria and odour.

Seeland Rover Shorts

Smart men’s cotton shorts
Leather reinforcements on pockets for added protection
Cool to wear next to the skin
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ShooterKing Bamboo Anti-zect Shirt

Classy country shirt
Made with bamboo/cotton mix
Stretch panels under arms and back
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Harkila Mountain Crew Socks

Medium cushioned merino wool
Specifically designed for hill walking, hiking or stalking
Effective resistex copper fibres to help against fungi
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Rash vests have come a long way and are now extremely technical in their protective capacity- try the Gill UV Short Sleeve Rash Vest, with 50+UPF protective and with flatlock seams to reduce chafing.


Fast drain, light and comfortable sailing trainers for kayaking or windsurfing, we have a wide range of sailing footwear. Look for lightweight, breathable &amp fast-drying sailing trainers, with high grip soles to handle wet decks.

Musto – Dynamic Pro Lite Sailing Shoe


Protect your precious eyes and sight from glare and optimise your vision whether sailing, driving or just out and about. Gill stock a wide range of polarised, UV protective, non-scratch fashionable glasses such as the new Race Sunglasses or classic, stylish Sienna Sunglasses.

Gill Race Sunglasses

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Gill Sienna Sunglasses

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