As winter approaches, many of us dream of digging our toes into the warm sand of some far flung island getaway. Of course, it’s surrounded in azure water that sparkles like a field of uncut diamonds. And the sweet smell of jerk chicken on the grill…uh, you get the picture.
If that dream materializes and you find yourself heading for a latitude adjustment, you’ll want to be prepared when you get there.
It’s not enough to hit the road with a 3-ounce sunscreen tube and an adventurous spirit. You’ll also need to ditch the dress shoes for sandals, the slacks for swim trunks, the button down for a t-shirt and, finally, make sure you have something to carry it all comfortably.
The AFTCO/Bluewater team has your back on all of the above. From comfy sandals to artful board shorts to quick drying shirts with an SPF of 50+, you’ll fit into the island scene like a hammock in the palm trees.
AFTCO’s apparel gained fame with their multi-functional fishing shorts and ubiquitous t-shirts imprinted with marine artist Guy Harvey’s incredible fishing scenes. These days, the company has expanded into high-tech beachwear that’s as attractive as it is useful.
The Strike Board Shorts are not only covered in feeding yellowfin tuna art by Guy Harvey but they also have a Velcro-ed pocket as well as a nifty plier/utility pouch for the hard core boater/fisherman. The AFTCO cargo shorts don’t don the art but they have the same plier pocket for the fishing enthusiast and are dressy enough for the post-tournament awards ceremony.
The Sailfish sandals have a Guy Harvey sailfish embroidery on the straps and the famous Guy Harvey marlin logo on the footbed. The rubber outsole is non-skid and non-marking to keep you rock steady in choppy seas and the deck scuff free. Best of all, the sandals have soft suede against your skin, arch support and neoprene padded straps – the perfect footwear for an offshore day of trolling for billfish.
We all know the dangers of too much sun which is why AFTCO’s polyester spandex shirts carry an SPF rating of 50+. They also dry quickly and have flat lock stitching to prevent chaffing. These shirts even have a soft side on the inside for rash protection!
No tropical collection is complete without the requisite backpack, “loaded” with features like padded laptop compartment, padded mesh handle, non-corrosive nylon zippers, Guy Harvey logo zipper pulls, MP3 pouch with headphone exterior entry, water bottle holder, screen printed Guy Harvey signature logo, strap-mounted iPhone pocket with Velcro closure and a chest strap for carrying a big load.
The backpacks are made from tough 600D polyester cordura and have an air-mesh padded back and ergonomic straps for comfort and coolness.Best of all, AFTCO’s apparel is all signature Guy Harvey gear so you’ll be practical and stylish all at the same time. Form and function working in harmony.
The cherry on top is that a portion of the proceeds from every Guy Harvey product sold goes to support the vital work of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.