Lightweight, breathable sun protection for your face and neck, so you can spend more time on the water.
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Simms' Sun Gaiter™ keeps your skin safe longer thanks to SolarFlex® UPF 50 stretch fabric, a longer cape for enhanced neckline coverage, and enough height to fit over the back of your fishing cap.


  • Lightweight, quick‐drying & breathable
  • Laser‐cut breathing holes
  • Fits over back of hat
  • Long cape for coverage at neckline
FABRIC TECH: SolarFlex® stretch fabric –;92% polyester/8% spandex


  • UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed.  A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through.  This means the fabric will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure significantly.  All of our UPF finishes last the life of the garment, an industry standard of 30 washings.

Sportswear Product Care

Machine wash cold with like colors.  Use mild detergent.  Gentle cycle. Do not use fabric softeners.  Do not use bleach.  Tumble dry low.  Do not iron.

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Reviews (16)

  1. Works awesome while skiing


    I love this product because it works awesomely well for skin protection from the sun and wind while snow skiing or snowboarding. The Simms' Sun Gaitor also allows for great breathability with its laser etched holes in the mouth area. I highly recommend this product. It's very comfortable and of high quality.
  2. Most comfortable "gaiter" around


    I've owned a few different neck gaiters from several different companies. There are many different versions of this accessory around. While many of them protect from UV, not all of them do it comfortably. This one is designed to fit with (not just wrapped around) the general shape of your neck/head. It's not binding or confining, and has breathing holes to keep glasses from fogging up. I already own several from Simms!


    I spend a lot of time on the water both fishing and filming. Simms Sungaiter is a perfect alternative to sunscreen - in my situation. I don't like the grease from sunscreen on my camera gear - so I find that being set up from head to toe with Simms SolarFlex and other accessories is the perfect alternative. 5 Starts for excellent quality and great fit.
  4. Great product


    After stage IV head and neck cancer treatments (including 35 radiation treatments) the doctors told me no sun on the neck, ears ect. This product is the perfect solution for me. I find the most usable color is ash. I wish you made them in flesh tone colors (tan, beige ect). Market these to medical industry especially cancer hospitals. It works great!
  5. sungaiter


    I've been using the Sims sungaiter for 4 years, which is much better than the "Buff", that one finds available at most fly shops.
    The Simms has ventilation holes whereas the Buff is solid, very warm and uncomfortable over time.
    My only issue would be to make the vent holes a bit larger and over a slightly larger area. It has held up very well after several washings. I am going to purchase another for mine is, I think, is finally worn out.
    Suffice to say, my Buff sun gaiter has been permanently retired in favor of the Simms.

  6. Very comfortable


    I am confident that this offers full protection from the sun. The fabric is light and comfortable and I like your choices of styles. I wish the neck were longer, perhaps with the option to open the bottom of the seams so it could cover the top chest area left exposed in your crew neck shirts. Still looking for a Simms-only solution for total coverage, but really like this for covering the face and neck.
  7. No good for anyone with a thicker neck.


    Item is cut very small. It rides up in the back and exposes the back of your neck. Tight cut and shape makes you constantly mess with it to make sure it's actually doing what it's supposed to.

    [Response from Simms Customer Care Team] - Thanks BRJ. Any chance you could provide us with the size of your neck. That information would be valuable to the product team. Please contact us at 888-585-3570
  8. Good


    This serves the purpose of protecting the neck and face from the sun. However I feel that if it had separate piece that could cover the nose or a stiffer piece that fitted over the nose with a large opening below the nose breathing would be easier. As it is presently built when placed over the nose it does restrict breathing, and causes me to remove the gaiter from my nose. However this is still a much better design than most all the other products on the market it does have small vent hole placed in the nose/ mouth area.
  9. pros and cons


    Ok let's start with the pros so we can get this started on positive note.
    I like some of the new patterns they're innovative, however the old saltwater camo was and is still my favorite. OK well they made the overall length longer which is great because unless i was fishing with a collard shirt there would always be some skin exposure. So i do like that aspect. However the primary difference that set this buff apart from all others in my opinion were the ventilation holes. First of all they have been made smaller than previous models, and lower down making them great if you happen to be a mouth breather. They're made to low to breathe through your nose without fogging your sunglasses don't get me wrong it's still better than every thing else out there but while demensionally improvements have been made, fogginh is once again a problem that was what made simms sungaiter stand above the competition. I would love to find another way to cut holes in the appropriate location, but i am worried about my now 40 dollar buff being ruined.

    [Response from Simms Customer Care Team] Thanks flyforfish. Great suggestions. We will pass those on to the product team.
  10. New Sun Gaiter


    Simms changed the cut of the new Sun Gaiter from the original design. The original gaiter was great for guys with thick necks but the new design is very restrictive. I wish you'd bring back the original gaiter or make two sizes.
  11. This thing is amazing


    this is my first time using a sungaiter and I gotta say I am really impressed. I work installing solar panels in the Central Valley in California so it gets pretty hot out here.The Sun gaiter is not too tight on my face and it keeps my face cool. I will definitely be investing in buying more specially for the upcoming summer
  12. Perfect fit and cool


    Perfect fit, not tight and very cool
  13. Awesome product


    Definitely the best neck and face sun protection on the market. This is the third one that I have tried and am finally pleased with it. Fits great and works just as well. Vents work well also to help keep cool on hot summer days. Also stays up well when running across the lake at high speeds. Happy with my purchase.
  14. Outstanding


    As a full time Captain, I'm in the sun and wind everyday. After making several trips to the skin doctors, I realized that I had to take action. I tried several face masks but until I got my Simms mask I had not been happy. I can now wear the mask in comfort and know that I have the protection I need!
  15. Excellent


    Great product. Neck could a little longer for us tall guys.
  16. Best "Buff" out there


    Excellent coverage, Vents work well, Fabric is best on market, longer neck covers better than any other "Buff" out there...