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AFTCO Hydronaut™ Takes Best Technical Win @ ICAST

AFTCO Hydronaut – Best New Fishing Apparels From ICAST

AFTCO’s Hydronaut™ just won the 2018 ICAST Best of Category – Technical Apparel with their new Hydronaut™ Heavy-Duty Waterproof System.

That means you win too when you stay dry!

Hydronaut™ was meticulously designed based on direct feedback from the AFTCO Freshwater Pro Team to handle extreme foul weather conditions when comfort, performance and focus is needed most. With its newest addition to AFTCO family of fishing rain gear, AFTCO’s product development team took extensive measures to re-engineer traditional fishing outerwear as we know it with a 20K 100% waterproof two-layer nylon shell, SpeedVent™ airflow hood, Cyclops integrated camera mount pocket, Double Dry internal sleeve cuff, ComfortFlex adjustable stretch shoulder system with mesh back, tricot hand warmer pockets and CORDURA® reinforced pliers pocket and knees.

AFTCO HydronautHydronaut™ Waterproof Jacket Features

  • 2 Layer 100% Nylon Shell with 100% Polyester Mesh Lining • SpeedVent™ Airflow Hood
  • Double articulated storm flap
  • Cyclops integrated camera mount pocket
  • Covered chest pockets
  • Top entry pouch pockets
  • Brushed tricot handwarmer pockets
  • Retractable d-rings
  • Elasticated rear buckle waist cinch
  • Double Dry internal sleeve cuffs

AFTCO HydronautHydronaut™ Waterproof Bibs Features

  •  2 Layer 100% Nylon Shell with 100% Polyester Mesh Lining
  • ComfortFlex adjustable stretch shoulder system with mesh back 
  • Cyclops integrated camera mount pocket
  • Brushed tricot handwarmer pockets
  • Cargo pocket, CORDURA® lined pliers pocket
  • Retractable d-rings
  • Elasticated rear buckle waist cinch
  • Knee-high side zips with double storm flap and Velcro cinching 
  • CORDURA® articulated knees and rear brushed tricot interior match

AFTCO also laid claim to the Best of Category – Lifestyle Apparel with their Hexatron Performance Hoodie.

AFTCO’s new Hexatron Performance Hoodie delivers the technical aspects that you know and expect from a traditional sun protection shirt, but also provides mid-layer warmth with a proprietary heathered hexatron dobby fleece fabric. Anglers will appreciate the versatility that this hoodie provides, whether worn as standalone shirt on cool days or integrated into your layering system as a mid-layer worn under one of your favorite AFTCO fishing jackets. The media and buyers at ICAST agreed, awarding the Hexatron Best of Category – Lifestyle Apparel. Hextatron is the perfect performance hoodie to keep you comfortable for a full day on the water.

Hexatron Features

  • 94% Polyester / 6% Spandex
  • Heathered HexTech Dobby performance fleece
  • AFGUARD stain resistance

Congrats to AFTCO on these accomplishments and the winning designs!