Great for the price!
March 26, 2014
I bought this jacket to wear during the warmer months for Surf Fishing in fowl weather. I was surprised when I opened the package, just how durable it was. And for under $40! I have yet to wear it in the rain, so I cannot speak fop it being completely weather proof. However, I wanted to leave a review because the sizes run very small.
I typically wear a XXL in jackets of this sort. When buying fishing gear, I buy one size larger to accommodate layering underneath. In this case however, had I bought a 3XL, it would have been very tight, and the waist to small, even without wearing waders. As it sits just below the waist. I am 6'3" 260 lbs., with a 40" waist, and I bought a 4XL. And it fits great. I am able to cast without issue. So if you plan on buying this jacket, and want to layer, it may be a good idea to upsize at least once or even twice. Do not pay any attention to Grundens' Size Chart. It is way off.
Other than this it is a great jacket. I do not want to give it less stars than it deserves. So for now, I will give it 4 stars, based on durability, fit, price, and the size issue. If it proves itself during the rain or rough surf, I would give it 5 stars and look past the sizing error. And all for under $50!
Cons:Sizes run very small