Designed for hardcore fishing
October 2, 2014
So I've tried substituting gore-tex shells and other jacket types for surf fishing but they are not designed for saltwater and or the harsh conditions surf fishing throws a a jacket. I've been wearing this jacket more frequently after owning it for two months as the weather begins to cool. I like a jacket that you wear and the first time out you realize it has a feature specifically where you want it. I haven't owned this jacket very long so we'll see about the long term durability but so far i love it. I wetsuit fish with it as it gives me additional warm when standing out of the water and exposed where just a wetsuit will get cold. If you want more stamina and less energy lost to heat lost this jacket will serve you well.
Pros:Combination of zip pockets and velcro. Cinch drawcords at the base of the jacket and head. Also and this one is sweet, the velcro strap at the top of the hood adjusts how far the hood falls forward. This is sweet for keeping a good field of view. 100% wind and rain blockage.
Cons:Mobility is not the same as a gore-tex shell but you get used to it (also it's worth the mobility loss if it means you stay warm). The arm gaskets are nice but if you get submerged water tends to trap there and you have to manually drain it, no biggie.