Patagonia Capilene 4 Expedition Weight Zip-Neck and Bottoms
MSRP: $99 (top); $79 (bottoms)
Utilizing a Polartec Power Dry High Efficiency fabric developed specifically for Patagonia, these next-generation base layers are thinner and less bulky than previous versions, but warmer and more breathable—ideal for Alaska’s spring and fall anglers, who face colder temperatures but still put in a lot of effort getting around the water (leading to sweat that must be wicked away). Fishing in Alaska requires the best in layering apparel, and as in the past, here Patagonia sets a high standard.
ExOfficio BugsAway No Borders Pant
Providing a modern, relaxed fit with a blend of basic natural fibers, the new BugsAway No Borders works well whether barbecuing in the backyard or filleting king salmon at camp. The quick-drying pants provide UPF 30+ protection, wick sweat and moisture and feature Insect Shield technology for buggy Alaska.
Gage Fogbow Hoody
Grundéns USA now offers its technical fleece Gage Fogbow Hoody in an eye-catching navy blue color with “Seattle green” accents, in addition to the original black and orange. The 100% polyester hard-face fleece blocks wind while keeping wearers warm, and is also able to vent heat and moisture generated during rigorous exercise, while the interior soft-brushed fleece is soft on the skin. In Alaska, layering your clothing is a prudent tactic, and this hoody can serve as a layer underneath Grundéns or Gage rain gear or as the top layer on nicer days. The garment is rated UPF50, incorporates a pouch pocket and hidden zipper storage pocket and comes in nine sizes from XS through 5XL.
ExOfficio Terram Pant
Stylish and functional, these new pants from ExOfficio offer a durable cotton canvas blend, with articulated knees and a diamond gusset to move with you. A lower rise and slightly slimmer leg give a modern look to the adventure-ready Terram, and durability is not an issue.
ExOfficio Men’s Crosswind Long-Sleeve Shirt
The Crosswind is an updated version of ExOfficio’s classic Air Strip shirt, only now offered with a slightly slimmer fit and streamlined pockets. Featuring a three-position sun collar, side vents, a three-position cape vent and rated UPF 30+, this shirt will keep you protected on sunny days. The front pockets, one with a security zip, hold items securely.
Grundéns Eat Fish…Wear Gage T-Shirt & Sweatshirt
MSRP: $24 for T-Shirt, $64 for Hooded Sweatshirt
The new version of these popular garments features a “living salmon skeleton” commissioned by Grundéns from fish and wildlife artist Jim Tostrud. The Eat Fish message was developed by Grundéns to remind those who see it that we should all eat fish and appreciate the people who make it possible. The bold, stylish garments are well-designed, built to last and make a statement.