Rugged Shark got their start by producing technical footwear geared towards fisherman. For 2011, the company has decided to spread their wings to include a selection of men’s technical shirts, shorts, pants, rain and headgear to complement their already popular line of footwear.
Rugged Shark’s apparel line was developed based on the same principals as their shoes: performance, comfort, and style.
Both long and short sleeve technical fishing shirts with mesh vented back panels are also equipped with Shark Shield, a treatment that filters harmful UV-A and B rays. Also treated with Shark Shield is their ultra light, moisture wicking poly long sleeve tee. And finally, for when you are off the water, there is a traditional polo design shirt sewn with Shark Gill material, which is a thermo regulating system that helps keep your body cool even when the sun is beating down on you.
Technical fishing shorts are available in cotton poplin versions with an 8-inch inseam or with a 10-inch inseam made from quick drying nylon. Both varieties include hook and loop secured cargo pockets as well as utility back pockets for pliers.
Finally, when the weather gets nasty, Rugged Shark now has packable foul weather jackets and pants with Shark Repel which keeps you dry by preventing rain and spray from penetrating and at the same time, allowing heat and moisture to vent through a one way membrane.