I just want to stay on the water from sun up to sun down without fighting the sun or the bugs. It’s really man versus nature out there. So I drew some chicken scratch on the back of a napkin; I wanted clothes that protected my skin from the elements and breathed like a fish.
In February 2009, I designed a comfortable shirt with mesh panels on the side and a vented mask with gills. That sun gets brutally hot out there. Now I stay cool, dry and protected for the whole day while I am competing in a tournament or fishing with my family.
It’s that simple.
--Kent Hickman, Gillz Founder