Aquaz Kenai Convertible Waders
These new high-quality, breathable waders are constructed of three layers of AQUALEX heavy-duty and lightweight nylon fabric and feature a new convertible suspender system that allows the waders to be worn at chest height or rolled down to waist height. Thefront chest pocket features a fleece hand-warmer section, a mesh outer pocket and has a YKK water-repellent zipper closure. Stockingfeet are made from 4mm high-density neoprene. Waders include built-in gravel guards, a waist belt and a repair kit.
Onyx Thunder Rage Rain Jacket and Bib
This waterproof, breathable, windproof rain suit offers a barrier against all types of precipitation, yet it’s breathable to allow internal moisture to escape, giving you optimal comfort in all-weather conditions. Designed with the fishing enthusiast in mind, the jacket offers zippered chest pockets, top opening cargo pockets with zippered hand-warmer pockets, and an inner chest pocket for more storage. To keep water and rain out while casting, the jacket features adjustable wrist cuffs with watertight inner cuffs for a snug fit. It is designed with reflective accents for increased visibility, a high collar with attached tuck-away hood, and hideaway D-rings that recess when not needed. The Thunder Rage Bib offers a performance cut for greater mobility and features suspenders with heavy-duty quick release buckles for extended wear protection, a durable main zipper with dual storm flap and snap closures, and two top load pockets and zippered thigh pocket. The articulated knees give you full range of motion and the bibs have above-the-knee zippered side gussets for easy entry and exit. The bibs include a D-ring for attaching tools to keep them close at hand, while recessing when not in use. The Onyx Thunder Rage jacket and bib are available in black in sizes medium – 3XL.
Grundéns Dark & Stormy Jacket and Bibs
The new Grundéns Sportfishing Collection was launched in early 2016. Years in development, the Sportfishing Collection includes a range of pants, shorts, technical and sportfishing lifestyle shirts, jackets and bibs in colors and styles designed to appeal to inshore, offshore and freshwater anglers coast-to-coast. The Dark & Stormy Jacket and Bibs are an innovative jacket and bib pant that are tailored from waterproof, breathable DValpineTM eVent fabric for lightweight protection and freedom of movement. The Dark & Stormy Jacket offers an exclusive stretch wind/water skirt, rugged waterproof front zipper, push-button adjustable hem cord locks and recessed adjustable neoprene cuffs to seal out rain, spray and cold air at critical points. The jacket is packed with features for today’s active angler, including five large zippered chest pockets for gear (two bellowed), rear zippered bellowed game pocket for large items and two waterproof zippered hand pockets. The Dark & Stormy Bib features adjustable suspenders and a water-resistant stretch side/back panel for a tailored, comfortable fit, hook-and-loop adjustable waist cinch and cuffs, large bellowed cargo pockets, a waterproof crotch zipper and kangaroo chest hand-warmer pockets.
Caddis Deluxe Women’s Breathable Stockingfoot Waders
These breathable waders are lightweight, comfortable and are feature-rich. The waders showcase CaddisDry Breathable Technology and include attached gravel guards, reinforced knees, a quad pocket, wader belt, repair kit and high-density neoprene soles. Seams are taped, glued and stitched. Waders are available in a range of sizes and in both pink/burgundy or teal.
Bug Baffler Insect Protection Apparel
MSRP: $9 to $40
BugBaffler has been manufacturing insect-protection clothing in the USA since 1985. Products include a headset, a shirt with attached headset, pants and ankle guards. In Alaska, where there are upwards of 30 types of biting insects, protection from mosquitoes, no-see-ums and white socks is paramount for having a positive experience and this becomes more true as you venture deeper into the bush. BugBaffler products are made with a soft, ultra-fine mesh that keeps out small insects like no-see-ums. The permanently attached seamless black mesh hood provides excellent visibility, and the soft waistband and stretch knit cuff at wrists and ankles offer a snug, comfortable fit and added protection. Sizes are available from children’s through XXL.
Aquaz Rogue Bootfoot Waders
Made from proprietary high-quality Japanese breathable fabrics, these waders are lightweight and waterproof and feature Bogs boots with 5mm of NeoTech and 2mm of AirMesh lining to provide enough insulation to keep your feet warm in Alaska’s cold rivers. Wader legs are anatomically shaped and are designed with seams on the outside, thereby reducing seam wear. The front chest pocket includes a waterproof zipper.
Caddis 5-Ply Extreme Endurance Breathable Chest and Bootfoot Waders
MSRP: $239.99 to $269.99
Whether stocking- or boot-foot, these sage or taupe 5-ply waders offer reinforced seats and knees, attached gravel guards and a Quad Pocket with a waterproof, zippered security pocket as well.
StormR Fusion Jacket and Bibs
MSRP: $259.95 each
This lightweight, breathable set of rain gear is windproof and waterproof, featuring StormR’s VAPR Tech. Variable-stretch Advanced Performance Raingear (VAPR) are comfortable garments that provide excellent range of motion and combine high-stretch neoprene panels with a two-layer shell treated with durable water repellent. Both are 100% seam-sealed and offer noteworthy features like a non-corrosive splash-proof center front zipper with a full-length interior storm flap. These garments are designed to keep you dry in the nastiest weather.
Gamehide Wapiti Jacket and Pants
MSRP: $139 jacket, $119 pants
In Alaska, where so many of us both hunt and fish, it’s often the case that an angler will use his waterproof camo as the top layer while on the water. Consider Gamehide’s Wapiti Jacket and Pants. The totally waterproof and silent top layer is created by bonding two silent fabrics, adding a waterproof and breathable laminate and taping every seam. The soft-shell fleece set is warm and silent, while still keeping you dry. Other features include fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, zippered cargo pockets, knee-high leg zips and adjustable cuffs.
StormR STRYKR Jacket
This heavy-duty, fleece-lined jacket is designed to keep you dry in the harshest weather and has the added safety of nearly 5 pounds of positive buoyancy. The jacket is designed with StormR’s Neoprene Core Technology, which laminates an ultra-thin neoprene core fabric with proven outer-shell fabrics to produce a warm, light and wind/waterproof product with inherent floatation and flexibility. The hood, waist and wrists are adjustable with internal neoprene cuffs and a form-fitting design. The full-length interior storm flap and non-corrosive splash-proof zippers all combine to keep the water out. Pockets provide excellent storage, in addition to two external D-rings, which work nicely to attach a kill-switch tether for the boat motor. Available in two colors and sizes from S-3XL.
Gage Storm Runner Rainwear
MSRP: $66 Jacket; $64 Pant
Introducing the lightest Grundens rainwear to date—made for both men and women—the fully-breathable Storm Runner jacket and pants are designed to be packable and weigh less than 26 ounces combined (including the waist belt). Fold it up into its own pocket, store in your daypack and it’s always ready to go. Put it on and you get the protection and quality that has made Grundens the leading choice of commercial fisherman working in the toughest environments on the planet. Storm Runner features a lightweight, yet durable 2.0 layer nylon ripstop shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and Durable Water Resistant finish to keep wearers dry and comfortable in anything from a light southeast Alaska mist to driving Prince William Sound rain. Because it’s lightweight and breathable, Storm Runner also keeps wearers cool and comfortable during balmy weather or strenuous activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking and more. The generous cut of both the pants and jacket allow for full range of motion, making Storm Runner an ideal choice for every outdoor enthusiast or activity.
Alaskan Hardgear Kenai River Jacket
New for spring 2013, the Kenai River Jacket from Alaskan Hardgear is a 100% waterproof, breathable jacket with taped seams and fly-box sized cargo pockets, making it an ideal on-the-water companion for season-long use in the 49th state. Embedded cord locks in both the hood and hem, in addition to rubber cuff closures, keep the water out while wading and handling your catches.
Chota Outdoor Gear Hippies Convertible Wading Socks
This product is a great solution for the angler or hunter who will be wading a range of water depths up to thigh-high. The Hippie convertible wading socks come equipped with an adjustable draw-string at the top to allow the user to set the height of the sock, as well as a cinch strap just below the knee. They are light and comfortable, far more so than a pair of hip waders, and incorporate a 3mm neoprene stocking foot with a 100% breathable and waterproof polyester upper, in addition to integrated gravel guards. Available in sizes S to XXL, which cover men’s foot sizes from 5 to 14. Available in a camouflage version or beige.
Reed Footwear Big River Wader
Made from DuPoint Supplex nylon, these breathable stockingfoot chest waders incorporate 3-ply design in the body and 5-ply in the seat and legs. They are designed without a crotch seam to increase ease of movement and without inside leg seams to promote longer wear. All seams are stitched, glued and taped. Booties are made from 4mm neoprene. Waders include a front hand-warmer pocket and inside flip-out accessory pocket with zipper. Gravel guards are attached, a suspender system is adjustable and includes quick-release buckles. Wading belt and repair kit are included.
Tuff Kids Outdoors Youth Neoprene Chest Waders
High-quality 4mm neoprene chest waders for youth of all sizes (2T-12/13). Colors include traditional camouflage or pink camouflage. The fully-taped seams, neoprene-lined boots, fully-adjustable shoulder straps and wading belt make these the perfect addition to your next family outdoor adventure. These waders are flexible, comfortable and easy to wash. The high-quality construction allows for years of use and abuse. There is no better way to keep your kids warm and dry.
Filson Skagit Jacket
This soft, waterproof jacket is made with a quiet three-layer laminate fabric and backed with warm, breathable brushed fabric. The interior of the jacket is fully seam-sealed with neoprene interior cuffs and Velcro-adjustable exterior cuffs. The waterproof zipper closure keeps you dry while wading in the river or when fishing in a driving rain. The attached hood has an adjustable drawcord with a visor that allows for full front- and side visibility. This jacket has a long rear hem for added coverage when squatting, bending and twisting. The easy-access hand-warmer pockets are lined with flannel, and the rear pocket has an extra-long side-seam zipper entry that’s easy to utilize without having
to bend over.
Grundéns Gage Weather Watch Rainwear in Kryptek Highlander Camouflage Pattern
MSRP: Jacket – $61; Bibs – $76; Pants – $59 (prices slightly higher for 3XL to 5XL)
Designed to keep you dry while fishing, hunting, hiking and camping, the Weather Watch line of rainwear now includes options in Kryptek Highlander camouflage. We are big fans of this pattern and look forward to testing this rainwear. Weather Watch garments are lightweight, fully waterproof, breathable and feature-rich.
Frabill Stow Series Storm Gear
MSRP: $79.99 each for
Stow Series Storm Gear is packable lightweight raingear for anglers. The outer shell is constructed of durable Nylon ripstop fabric and beneath that lays a waterproof and breathable membrane. A topical treatment of 3M Scotchgard is applied, providing a powerful first line of defense against moisture. Like all Frabill outerwear, the Stow has articulated knees and elbows to move with you on the water without binding. Sold as separates in sizes S to 3XL, lightweight Stow jackets and pants tuck away into their own pockets for easy storage and are 100% seam-sealed.