Best Layering Apparel for Fishing
in Alaska in 2016
GH Unders (GHU) Long Sleeve Mock Turtleneck Top and Tights
GH Unders base layer products are the best we’ve used in years. The fabric provides four-way stretch which allows a comfortable fit. The fabric transfers moisture from the inside to the outside. This leaves an inner dry layer against your skin, keeping you dry no matter how many outer layers you have on. The fabric is proven to work in a wide range of temperatures, helping to keep you cool in the heat and warm in the freezing cold. We wore them ice fishing, wade-fishing in rivers all year, and during the spring/summer/fall boating seasons, as well as when float tubing or hunting. Being in this industry, we’ve tried many different base layers and the one we reach for now is GHU. The non-compression fit of the top is a welcome change. The tights feature a Roo-Fly. Compared to other base layers, the Roo-Fly provides a great fit and ease of access when nature calls.
Ibex Women’s Shak Spire Hoody
Our tester went with the Mulberry color and never looked back, enjoying the warmth and comfort provided by this dense but breathable Merino ponte hoody.
Montbell Men’s Cool Hoody
This garment is light as a feather, fast-drying and will help protect you from the sun, which in Alaska can be particularly intense in the peak of summer.
Fishe Wear Abstract Char Leggings
No doubt leggings are popular these days, and now here’s a set just for lady anglers. Created by Alaskan lady angler Linda Leary. Durable, breathable and quick-dry moisture-wicking, these form-fitting leggings can be worn under your waders or on their own while out for a jog, running errands or anything else your day demands. Perfect for the Alaskan girl.
Woolrich Women’s Avalanche Sweater III
Stylish and functional, this sweater is right at home on the river or heading out for a nice dinner in Anchorage or just running errands around town on a chilly winter day.
Filson Jac-Shirt – Alaska Fit
There’s just something about high-quality wool outdoors clothing. The Filson Jac-Shirt is a wonderful mid-layer for cold weather, or an outer layer on cool Alaska summer or fall days. The Jac-Shirt is much heavier than a typical flannel or wool shirt. It’s made of 100% virgin wool and provides natural protection from rain, wind and cold. Its roomy cut allows for comfortable layering. It has two front flap pockets with hidden buttons that won’t snag on equipment, and button adjustable cuffs. This shirt looks great for everyday use but is at home in the field as well.
ColdPruf Platinum Men’s Crew and Pant
This long-sleeve shirt and pants are made from a comfortable poly- and wool-blend, and are essential for keeping warm and dry in cold weather conditions. Our tester commented that they are a quality product that is lightweight and warm and he recommends them for fishing, hiking, hunting and working outdoors. ColdPruf designs this system with two layers in each garment that traps air between layers for increased warmth.
Icebreaker Women’s Sphere LS Hood Admiral
Our tester found this relaxed-fitting hoodie warm and comfortable on cool morning walks yet breathable and just right as an outer layer when the sun warmed things up. Built from Cool-Lite, a blend of Merino wool and Tencel synthetic fabric, the Sphere is an ideal casual midlayer for Alaska excursions.