Today, fishing shirts are a dime a dozen

Gill Releases New Technical Overton Shirt

Buford, GA – Today, fishing shirts are a dime a dozen. Originally conceived and constructed for actual fishing situations, much of what you see on the market are mere facsimiles, not offering features and solutions to improve your time on the water.

Gill, as they have since 1975, creates original marine garments that improve the fishing and boating experience. The new Overton Shirt is a prime example.

Beyond its classic looks, the Overton Shirt is beset with technology and genuine features, and designed to fit loosely and comfortably. Beginning with advanced applications, the Overton Shirt utilizes Xpel® technology, a Gill exclusive. The safe, plant-based coating repels water and stains like blood, guts, slime and oil. Make a mess on your Overton Shirt, and simply rinse it off with water. Like new again.

Gill Technical Manager Lowri Jones speaks to the Overton Shirt’s material and proprietary treatment: “We settled on a premium, comfortable nylon fabric due to its compatibility with the Xpel treatment. Not only does the fabric remain breathable, but its performance level is enhanced with Xpel. Now, the fabric not only repels water, but also sheds some of the toughest stains we have ever tested in our lab.”

Top to bottom, the Overton Shirt defines quality and is loaded with practical elements. Its stylish button-down collar is designed to conceal the actual buttons, giving the shirt a refined look. Adding form and function, the exceptional fishing shirt features press stud fasteners down the chest for easy on and off. Uniquely, the press stud fasteners are attached to the inner placket (fabric strip down the chest), while the outer placket has buttonholes for the buttons to pass through. Clever and purposeful.

The same principal and application is found above the cuff, too. A placket inside the arms near the elbow lets you roll up and button the sleeve for fishing in warmer weather, and to create a stylish look. Each cuff also has double press stud fasteners to securely hold the sleeves in place when fully extended.

Universally, the press stud fasteners are hidden, too. This not only yields exceptionally clean aesthetics, but serves function as well. With no exposed buttons, you reduce the hazard of snagging any catchpoints while casting, setting the hook or reeling up a fish. But if you happen to snag the material, the stud pops open to thwart tearing fabric or losing buttons.

Gill’s Overton Shirt sports a pair of roomy, practical chest pockets with press stud fasteners and embroidered eyelets. Adjacent to the left chest pocket is a self-fabric strip to hang sunglasses or small fishing tools, like hemostats and forceps.

Speaking of sunglasses, the fishing shirt includes a micro-fiber patch on the inside of the front bottom hem for quick wipe downs of your lenses.


Lastly, and critically important to performance, the Overton Shirt has a double vented mesh line in back, between the shoulders, letting the shirt breath and wind to pass through while cutting across the water.

Gill’s Overton Shirt is available in Blue Check and White, sizes ranging from XS to 4XL. MSRP is $70 USD.

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