For the first time, Gill Fishing pairs its most advanced waterproof fabric with powerful XPEL stain-blocking technology
Gill Fishing, the maker of premium foul weather and technical apparel for anglers, announces an all-new foul weather apparel collection that blends its most advanced breathable waterproof fabrics with powerful XPEL technology, resulting in waterproof rain gear that is highly breathable and blocks stains from blood, slime and other contaminants encountered on the water. The collection is available now at www.gillfishing.com and Gill Fishing’s retail partners.
Gill Fishing’s new foul weather apparel solves a dilemma that anglers have long faced when choosing rain gear: Breathability often comes at the expense of waterproof protection, and vice versa.
“Unfortunately, many breathable jackets that claim to be waterproof eventually let water in, while the old-school rain slicks made of impermeable materials, which effectively block water and are easy to clean, can be incredibly uncomfortable because they trap body heat and sweat,” says Dominic McCarthy, commercial director for Gill North America. “We’re proud to put an end to compromising. Like all Gill products, anglers can trust our new jackets and bibs to keep them dry during the nastiest weather while providing the performance benefits of modern breathable fabrics. And now, they can quickly clean them with a spray of water.”
The collection includes two styles of jacket and bibs treated with XPEL, the Apex Pro-X and Meridian X, as well as a third suit, the Aspect, built with highly breathable waterproof fabric for everyday rain protection.
The pinnacle of Gill Fishing’s rain gear collection, the Apex Pro-X Jacket ($425) and Bib ($425) is constructed with Gill’s most breathable, waterproof, and durable fabric, XPLORE+ combined with their exclusive XPEL technology. The Apex Pro-X system is highly versatile, excelling in both wet summer conditions and cold winter days when paired with adequate layers. The hood is built to stay in place when traveling at high speeds using Gill’s exclusive Vortex hood technology, and an inner PU sleeve liner blocks water from entering the sleeves while releasing fish or scooping bait from the live well. Both jacket and bib are available in black.
Inspired by the unique needs of tournament anglers, the Meridian X Jacket ($350) and Bib ($299) are built with Gill’s XPLORE fabric combined with their exclusive XPEL technology for the perfect combination of waterproof protection and performance-aiding breathability. Gill loaded the jacket with fishing-specific features, including Vortex Hood technology that keeps the hood in place at high speeds, a high-cut thermal face guard for superior warmth and rain protection on the move, and four front pockets for quick, organized access to crucial tackle and gear. The jacket is available in shadow, shadow camo, and twilight, while the bib is available in black and shadow camo.
The Aspect Jacket ($250) and Bib ($199) keep anglers dry and comfortable without unnecessary weight or bulk. A great everyday jacket on or off the water, the Aspect is built with Gill’s XPLORE fabric and a layer of lightweight mesh that wicks moisture away from the body. The jacket includes Vortex Hood technology and multiple zippered pockets, while the bib has a convenient front relief fly and side pockets. The jacket is available in shadow, twilight, and glacier, while the bib is available in shadow.
The new foul weather collection reflects Gill Fishing’s long-term commitment to providing anglers with innovative technical fishing apparel.
About Gill Fishing: Gill was an idea first born on British waters in 1975 by founder Nick Gill, a keen sailor who wanted to create a range of sailing products without compromise: the best fabrics, the best features, the best quality. Trusted for over 40 years, Gill Marine launched Gill Fishing in 2018 to meet growing demand for durable and reliable technical fishing apparel. By leveraging its rich heritage and product development expertise, Gill Fishing has created a range of premium apparel trusted by anglers to protect them from the worst elements of every season. www.gillfishing.com