Glacier Glove launches major new range of outdoor clothing accessories to protect wearer from harmful UV rays

  •  New Dr Shade hats, caps and gloves provide protection from the sun in line with recommendations from the American Cancer Association 
  • Designed to protect people who work outside or participate in outdoor sports

9th December 2005 - Glacier Glove, the leading manufacturer of outdoor sports gloves, has launched a major new range of hats, caps and gloves under the name of Dr Shade. The new range provides the wearer with protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays in line with the recommendations from the American Cancer Association to acknowledge the growing importance of sun protection. The garments provide vital sun protection for people who work outside and those who participate in outdoor sports.

Glacier Glove’s Dr Shade range will feature over 20 products all made from fabrics which have been tested in independent laboratories to verify that they provide sun protection from UPF/SPF15 to UPF/SPF 50 – the range of protection recommended by the American Cancer Association. They are made from comfortable cotton Lycra, nylon Lycra, microfiber polyester and synthetic leather. The launch follows an extremely successful US trial, and the new line is now available at fishing tackle shops and outdoor sports stores globally and throughout the US including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, The Sports Authority, Sportsman's Warehouse and Magellan's travel store, or online from

“Our Dr Shade gloves are designed specifically to protect the back of your hands which are heavily exposed to the harmful effects of the sun,” commented Dick Swan, Glacier Glove President and CEO. “With the growth in awareness of the damage the sun can do to your skin comes a need to protect yourself against it. The Dr Shade range is ideal for people who spend prolonged periods of time exposed to the sun, be it for work or leisure.

“The new Dr Shade Sun Gloves are part of the evolutionary improvements of the prototypes we first made back in 1987 and are a further illustration of how we continue to drive the development of glove making technology,” continued Dick Swan.

About Glacier Glove:
Glacier Glove has been a leader in outdoor sports gloves since 1983 when it introduced the first neoprene cold weather fishing gloves. It now offers over 20 different styles of neoprene and fleece gloves designed for a wide range of cold weather outdoor activities. All Glacier Glove products can be purchased at fishing tackle, hunting and water sports outlets globally and throughout the US including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, The Sports Authority, Sportsman's Warehouse and Magellan's travel store. Or online at

Note to Editors:
Glacier Glove products, including the new Dr Shade range, can still be delivered in time for Christmas if purchased before 15th December. Log on to for more information.

Picture or free editorial sample
If you would like to trial the new Dr Shade Sun Glove click here and Glacier Glove will send you a free sample. A high-resolution image to accompany this story is available here.

For more information, please contact:

Louise Sambells
PR for Glacier Glove
Tel: + 44 1780 721 433

Dick Swan
Glacier Glove
Tel if calling from the US: 1-800-728-8235
Tel if calling from elsewhere: +1- 775 825 8225

Reference Number - TW144-05

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