Whether your fishing your home waters or traveling to exotic angling destinations, you will often pack certain essential items to maintain comfort and function in the outdoors while pursuing your fishing passions. Rain gear is always in my boat bag as an essential piece of boating equipment. Be it a quick summer squall or winter’s harsh spray off the hull, a waterproof outer layer is required to endure the elements and still call it fun.
The folks at Aftco have been fishing for three generations and it is obvious in the quality and functionality of their gear, that they have previously experienced the misery of being cold and wet for hours and made it their mission to fix it. Their lightweight Waterproof Fishing Jacket fits the bill to prevent this “not so nice” aspect of fishing. The jacket is fully waterproof and made of lightweight, 100 percent mini-ripstop nylon with UV protection and stain-resistant coatings. Here in Florida, I like a super light raincoat when summer squalls pop up, but it is still hot. In the winter, we just put it over our Aftco hoodies and add layers of warmth, as the day’s temperatures require.
Travelling to other locals, the light nature of the jacket saves room in your luggage, but offers protection once you get there. I used this jacket while Bluefin tuna fishing in Prince Edward Island. The chilly waters kept the California/Florida boys in raingear most of the day. It is so nice to have protection without the heavy, restricting feel of many other raincoats. Plenty of pockets in all of the right spots make this a fully functional setup. Zipper and Velcro closures in the front and mesh lined to keep it breathing, the Aftco jacket feels light and airy.
Couple it with the matching Waterproof Rain Pants or the Aftco Bibs and you are set for any weather situation. No matter if your fishing at home or abroad, the gear from Aftco is made by real fishermen for fishermen.