Pin It To Win It Contest

This sweepstake is sponsored by Hoo-rag (hereinafter referenced as “Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the contest each entrant agrees to abide by these rules including all eligibility requirements. Entrants agree that they understand the result of the contest are determined by Sponsor and that the determination by the Sponsor or its agents is final in all respects.The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY
The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, have internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. The Deal: Create a Pinterest board dedicated to starting an adventure, or furthering an adventure in process. This can include anything that immerses the pinner in nature, including but not limited to things such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, climbing, etc.

WINNER SELECTION
A winner will be randomly selected each Tuesday until the contest ends on May 15, 2018. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZE
Each Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate, delivered electronically via e-mail, and can be redeemed at hoorag.com.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes without notice, and for any reason to include: the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned, a computer virus or bug disrupts data collection, tampering or unauthorized interventions, technical failure, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes.

In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void any and all suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment or additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to social@hoorag.com

Guess The Four Final Teams

This sweepstake is sponsored by Hoo-rag (hereinafter referenced as “Sponsor”). This contest is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the contest each entrant agrees to abide by these rules including all eligibility requirements. Entrants agree that they understand the result of the contest are determined by Sponsor and that the determination by the Sponsor or its agents is final in all respects.The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, have internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.  The Deal: Guess the Four Final Teams for the 2018 March Madness Tournament. First 5 to guess correctly win!

WINNER SELECTION

Winners who guess correctly will be selected once the Final Four are announced.  If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

PRIZE

The First Winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate from Sponsor.  The Second Winner will receive a Hoo-rag Hat of their choice.  Runner-Up Winners will be selected from across several social media platforms and will receive a Hoo-rag of their choice.  Some designs may be deemed ineligible due to royalties or other restrictions. Hoo-rag retains the right to request a winner make a different selection if necessary.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes without notice, and for any reason to include: the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned, a computer virus or bug disrupts data collection, tampering or unauthorized interventions, technical failure, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes.

In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void any and all suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

PUBLICITY

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment or additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to social@hoorag.com

Hoo-rag, Lucky Tackle Box and Clenzoil

Hoo-rag is proud to announce a partnership with Lucky Tackle Box and Clenzoil.  We’re excited to tell you that more than 30,000 boxes went out this month to Lucky Tackle Box members with information on how to win some exceptional prize packages being sponsored by Clenzoil, Hoo-rag and other great companies. Prizes include Solartek Max Hoo-rags, Barracuda Cast Nets, Ark Viper Casting Rods and more.

Not a Lucky Tackle Box customer? No worries – you can still enter to win. Read more here for entry directions:  https://www.clenzoilgiveaway.com
Contest ends January 15th.

*Hoo-rag has provided items to Clenzoil for fulfillment and is not responsible for choosing winners or providing prize packages.

ATTENTION PRO STAFFERS!

If you are on the Hoo-rag Pro Staff we need your help. We are about to have our BIGGEST SALE of the year and we need you to help spread the word on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and wherever you can! Please take a look at the graphics below! You can save these to you phone and post them up to help spread the word! Here are some things to know and use in your posts!

You can post as many of these and as often as you want. Thanks for being part of the TEAM!

HERE IS SOME TEXT TO USE!

“CYBER WEEKEND DEALS START ON Thursday November 23rd and end on the 27th. Hoo-rag is marking down their entire store to 50% off! Get all your favorite Hoo-rag gear for half it’s normal price! DEAL ENDS SOON!”

HERE ARE SOME IMAGES TO USE!

EPIC MARLIN DRONE FOOTAGE

Check out the Salt Wave crew fishing aboard the Hellraiser2 with Cairns Black Marlin Charters. We saw photos and stills taken from this drone footage a few months ago and were beginning to wonder if we would ever get to see the actual footage. Hell, we even wondered if the video was even any good. It turns out, someone woke up and was feeling froggy and put their drone skills to work!

The Top 5 Types of Headwear for Cancer Patients

Cancer is one of the most challenging and stressful experiences of a lifetime. What makes the diagnosis even more difficult are the side effects of the chemotherapy. While devastating to many aspects of a person’s mental and physical health, it is a necessary treatment for the survival of the cancer patient.

Chemotherapy can be especially difficult because one of the main side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. As much as our friends and family members try to lift our spirits once our hair begins to fall out, it is difficult to maintain high spirits and healthy self-esteem levels when our hair thins and falls out. While this loss of self-esteem may not seem important, ask any cancer survivor and they’ll tell you that a positive attitude and a hopeful spirit are important tools of survival during chemotherapy treatment.

In the spirit of boosting self-esteem and providing hope, we would like to present to you a concise list of headwear available to those who are suffering from hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments.

Hoo-rags
When it comes to versatility, the Hoo-rag is at the top of the mountain. There are over 13 different ways to wear this wonderful headpiece, but the possibilities are truly endless. Your Hoo-rag will be made of 100% polyester microfibers which will allow moisture to evaporate quickly and keep you dry and comfortable.

This breathable quality makes them perfect for chemo patients who are physically active or who are athletes. To add to their value as a headpiece for the active outdoors enthusiast, they also provide astounding UV protection. They are made of a fabric that boasts a 30 UPF rating which blocks 96-97% of UV rays.

Available in multiple sizes, designs, and colors, this headpiece can be worn as a bandana, a headband, a head scarf, a face mask, a ponytail, or even as a beanie. Once you own a Hoo-rag, you won’t need to purchase any other type of headdress. And, yes, you will find Hoo-rags in both men’s and women’s styles.

Wigs
Wigs are the most commonly chosen headwear for those experiencing hair loss. It’s understandable because wigs are a very versatile and natural choice. You can choose a wig made from real hair or synthetic hair. Once you’ve chosen the type of hair you want, you have a wide range of colors and styles for all genders.

There are also wigs for those of different ethnicities so your wig will appear to be more realistic to your body type in both color and texture. If you are someone of a more advanced age and would like a wig in a more realistic color, those are available as well. There are even wigs made specifically for those going through chemotherapy in that the wigs are made for tender scalps. Keep in mind that wigs are on the expensive end of the headwear spectrum.

Hats
Hats are a fun, playful type of apparel option to shop for when you experiencing hair loss. For busy days of running errands or doing household chores, there are practical sun hats and casual Colette hats in many colors and styles. For formal affairs or a fancy evening out, there are cloche hats in multiple colors, with ribbons, with brims, and in various fabrics.

For the male chemotherapy patient, you also have a wide variety of hats at your disposal. Whether spending a casual day around the house or out hanging with the guys, your options include the baseball cap, the driving cap, or a historical headpiece that’s become globally trendy called the pork pie hat. If you’re feeling in a gentlemanly way or want to be in style, there are fedoras, Stetson hats, and trilbys.

Depending on the type of hat and the fabric, the cost of a hat can be very affordable and increase in cost until they are as expensive as a custom wig.

Scarves
Scarves are the ultimate fashion statement, whether you’re experiencing hair loss or you’re in the market for a chic way to hide a bad hair day. A scarf is the perfect apparel companion piece. Scarves come in any style, color, or design that you can imagine. Not only are scarves great for adding some color to your ensemble, but they leave a lot of room for you to customize and personalize them yourself.

Scarves also add a touch of elegance to your aesthetic no matter the occasion. They are also a fantastically comfortable way to remain warm during the colder months. Scarves can be used as a way to protect your tender scalp from harmful overexposure to sunlight as well. No matter the style you prefer, you can find scarves made of:

  • cotton
  • silk
  • knit
  • blends
  • chiffon
  • velvet
  • satin

These delightful headpieces can be worn in a multitude of ways to add versatility and personality.

Beanies
Beanies are a fun and low-maintenance form of head apparel. Already pre-wrapped and fitted with elastic, beanies are the ultimate throw-and-go addition to your busy day. Beanies are available in so many different colors, fabrics, and styles that you will be able to find a beanie that goes perfectly with each of your outfits. The versatility of beanies doesn’t stop there.

Because beanies are created with chemotherapy patients in mind, they are made in specific types of fabrics that are supportive of the special difficulties facing chemo patients. You will find beanies that are made with light, airy fabrics that allow your scalp to breathe and will let breezes pass through to cool you down in the summer months.

For colder winter months, there are robust beanies made with several layers of warm, gentle fabrics to contain your body heat and keep you warm. As an added bonus, beanies are customizable. You can add jewels, pins, flowers, ribbons, or any creative decoration your heart desires to make your beanie beautifully you.

While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope that this was helpful in guiding you through the world of chemotherapy headpieces. While the options are extensive and the possibilities are endless, we hope that you find the best headdress for both your needs and your personality. Although chemotherapy can be difficult, you will go through it with style and grace, and you should have a headpiece that will exemplify that sentiment.

What is the UV Index and why is it important?

What does the UV Index mean anyway, and why is it so important to people in general? Most people know about sun protection through SPF sunscreens and UPF clothing products that are UV rated, and they realize that they should use both, but do they actually understand the medical concerns that go along with exposure to the sun? It is important for anyone to familiarize themselves with the UV Index and the right kind of products in order to gain protection from exposure to the harmful rays of the sun.

Ultraviolet(UV)

Ultraviolet (UV) is invisible solar radiation. It is a band of light with a certain frequency that goes beyond the violet end of the spectrum, which can be harmful to the skin and other areas of the body.

In easier to understand terms, UV radiation is a kind of energy that is produced by the sun and artificial means. It’s not like the heat or light from the sun, which can be seen and felt. It is not possible to sense or detect UV radiation or its detrimental effects until after they occur. There are three types of UV rays, which cause the following:

•UVA rays (premature aging and wrinkling)
•UVB rays (cause sunburn and cataracts)
•UVC rays (strongest rays that are blocked by the ozone layer)

Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is harmful as it is the chief cause of skin cancer, plus it leads to premature aging, tanning damage, eye problems, sunburn, photo sensitivity and other skin related problems and health issues. The one advantage to sun exposure (in a limited manner) is that it does provide a source of Vitamin D.

UV Index

The UV Index linear scale that is used in America follows international guidelines for UVI reporting, which was established by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important to know the scale and understand what it means in relation to avoiding exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

The scale is indexed in levels from 1 to 11+, and the level indicator is affected by different factors in various regions of the country, particularly where the sun is the most intense. Determination of the scale movement is indicated by:

•Time of day
•Cloud cover
•Altitude
•Reflection/scattering
•Approximation to the equator

The various scale levels include:

Low Reading 0-2 (Green)

•Signals low danger from sun’s UV rays
•Utilize sunglasses on sunny days
•Use broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
•Anticipate brightness/reflection of UV in different surfaces (sand, snow, water)

Moderate Reading 3-5 (Yellow)

•Signals moderate risk from sun’s UV rays
•Remain in the shade during the middle of the day
•Wear appropriate sun protective clothing
• large hat, UV blocking sunglasses
•Use broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
•Reapply every two hours, even on an overcast day or after swimming and sweating
•Anticipate brightness/reflection of UV in different surfaces (sand, snow, water)

High Reading 6-7 (Orange)

•Signals high risk from sun’s UV rays (particularly for skin and eyes)
•Decrease time in the sun between 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon
•Wear protective clothing

•sunhat,face mask, UV blocking sunglasses
•Use (generously) broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
•Reapply every two hours, even on an overcast day or after swimming and sweating
•Anticipate brightness/reflection of UV in different surfaces (sand, snow, water)Very High Reading 8-10 (Red)

•Signals very high risk from sun’s UV rays (particularly for skin and eyes)
•Decrease time in the sun between 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon
•Wear protective clothing
•sunhat,face mask, UV blocking sunglasses
•Use (generously) broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
•Reapply every two hours, even on an overcast day or after swimming and sweating
•Anticipate brightness/reflection of UV in different surfaces (sand, snow, water)

Extreme Reading 11+ (Violet)

• Signals very high risk from sun’s UV rays (particularly concerning skin and eyes)
• Decrease time in the sun between 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon and seek shade
• Wear protective clothing
• sunhat, face mask, UV blocking sunglasses
• Use (generously) broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen
• Reapply every two hours, even on an overcast day or after swimming and sweating
• Anticipate brightness/reflection of UV in different surfaces (sand, snow, water)

UPF Protection

Protective clothing is one of best ways to deter skin damage from ultraviolet rays of the sun. A UPF factor determines just how effective a clothing item can be in protecting individuals from the ravages of the sun’s rays, and a Hoo-rag bandana just may be the answer to an easy and fast way to sun protection.

A Hoo-rag is an innovative bandana type headgear piece that can be worn in a number of different ways. Its fabric content is 100% polyester microfiber that is made to pull moisture away from the head and other areas, such as the neck and face. It provides quick evaporation, plus it is rated at 30 UPF, and it can be maneuvered and shaped in countless ways to provide protection and relief from heat. This all-around bandana is one multifaceted piece of fabric.

UPF = Ultraviolet Protection Factor

The UPF factor stands for “Ultraviolet Protection Factor,” and is a standard rating system that measures the effectiveness of the blocking of the sun’s rays in clothing and other types of specifically made UPF or UV gear. The items are designed to screen out both UVA and UVB rays.

The UPF categories under the American rating system include:

• Good UPF = 15-24
• Very Good UPF = 25-39
• Excellent UPF = 40-50+

Sun protection is important, and the UV Index is one of the best indicators as to what the intensity and effect of the sun’s rays are going to be on any given day. It enables individuals that are planning on spending time outdoors to be prepared with adequate UPF protection through the right UV rated clothing items they choose to wear, and with what a Hoo-rag offers, there is no limit to your fun in the sun.

Tips for Keeping Children Protected in the Sun

Who doesn’t love the swimming in the pool or heading to the park during the summer, especially when you can spend time with your own kids? However, as fun as being outside may be, even the smallest sunburns can greatly increase your child’s risk of developing skin cancer later in life. With such a high-risk factor, it is crucial that you take sun protection very seriously. Follow these tips to protect your child from the sun and keep them safe during the warm season.

1. Pay Attention to the News for the UV Rating

One of the best ways to tell if your child will need sunscreen is listening to the daily news and weather channels. They can offer heat advisories and determine if it’s unsafe to be outside based on UV exposure. It’s also wise to follow what local officials say as well.  You can also become familiar with the UV Index Scale.  It has great measurements and recommendations based on the weather and expected UV exposure.

2. Put on Sunscreen Correctly

One of the biggest reasons people still get sunburns is because they don’t apply sunscreen the right way. It’s important that you remember to put sunscreen on your child 30 minutes prior to them going outside. Ensure that you follow the recommended guidelines from the UV Index scale – sunscreen that has an SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, of at least 30 is recommended even at the lowest level.  You can try using colorful or scented sunscreen for your kids so they can see what areas on their body are being covered with protection. Remember to apply sunscreen to their hands, nose, ears, shoulders, and neck along with a matching lip balm for their lips.  It is suggested that sun screen is re-applied every three hours when outside.

3. Wear Eye Protection

Not only can the sun damage your child’s skin, but their eyes as well. Having a good pair of high-quality UV rated sunglasses can be a great way to protect their eyes when they are outside.  The UV Index recommends that sunglasses be worn even when the index level is at its lowest, so it’s a good idea to have their sunglasses with them at all times.  Not sure if their sunglasses have a high enough rating to ensure protection? Zip in to see any optician or optometrist for help.

4. Wear Protective Clothing

Even though sunscreen can protect your skin, you can also protect yourself by covering up when going outside. Going outside with your skin exposed can leave children prone to sunburns that may not show up for several hours.  Instead, dress them in darker colors and long sleeves if possible.  Hats and bandanas are great accommodations to protect their head, face, and neck.   Hoo-rag provides both hats and tubular bandanas that can be worn 10+ ways to help ensure coverage and protection for long hours in the sun.

5. Learn What Heat-Based Illnesses Are and How to Identify Them

To protect your child from heat-based illnesses, learn what they are and how to identify them. One example is heat stroke which is accompanied by headaches, dizziness, lack of sweating despite the heat, cramps and so on. Learning the types of illnesses your child can run into and how to prevent them can go a long way to helping them have fun in the sun.  Some easy preventions include staying in shady areas when possible, drinking plenty of water, skipping hot meals when outside and finding an air conditioned place to play if the weather starts to warm up. Speaking of play time…

6. Limit Play Time to Hours Early in the Day

During days when the UV Index Scale is high, try to avoid letting your child play outside when the sun is at its strongest. This is usually between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.  It is suggested that you follow this guideline on cloudy days even if it doesn’t seem warm or dangerous. The sun’s rays can still penetrate through the cloud cover and cause sun burns.

Protect Your Child from Developing Too Much Damage From the Sun

It’s important to note that even a few small sunburns greatly increase the risk of your child developing skin cancer. All it takes is 15 unprotected minutes to get a sunburn. However, it takes your skin nearly 12 hours to show the full effects of sun damage. Anyone could get a burn and not know it until the next day.  Playing outside at cooler times of the day while wearing bandanas, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses can go a long way to ensuring your child gets a great start in learning how to prevent sun damage and cancer later on. By following these simple tips, you can prevent the pain of a sunburn in the short term and the risk of skin cancer in the long term.

The Latest Hoo-rag Head Scratcher

Starting this week and through November, when you order any of our Hoo-rag products you’ll receive our latest Hoo-rag Head Scratcher. Your reward for having fun with us? 25% off of your next purchase. The coupon will be good through December 31, 2017, will not combine with other offers and will not apply to any item currently on sale. In order to use the coupon, you must view your cart before checking out and enter the coupon into the field there.

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