New Angling Apparel from Rapala and 13 Fishing
Being comfortable on the water goes a long way to helping you fish your best and enjoy time outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s a rain suit to keep you dry in a downpour, a moisture-wicking shirt to stay cool in the heat or a thermal sweatshirt to fight off chills — wearing quality angling apparel matters. With this in mind, here’s a look at the latest high-performance fishing garments from Rapala and 13 Fishing.
Rapala Rain Jackets & Bib Pants
Heavy rain, relentless wind gusts and boat spray are no match for the Pro Rain Jacket and Bib pants. The 3-layer construction features a DWR-treated, 100% nylon ripstop outer shell, a waterproof and breathable middle membrane and an inner polyurethane layer that moves moisture and vapour away from the body.
The Pro Rain Jacket and Bib pants are also loaded with high-performance and comfort features you’d expect from a premium fishing rain suit, offering the ultimate in protection, durability and comfort. Highlights include: dependable YKK zippers, tapered and sealed seams, magnetic flaps on the main zipper on jackets and bibs, multiple pockets, and adjustable hook and loop cuffs.
Another quality outerwear combination are the Rapala Rain Jacket and Bibs. Together, this fishing suit delivers excellent waterproofing, breathability and wind protection. Borrowing many of the performance and comfort features from the “Pro” series, the Rain Jacket and Bib pants’ 2-layer construction deliver impressive foul-weather performance.
Thermal Hooded Sweatshirts
In chilly conditions, there’s nothing quite like a hooded sweatshirt with a full-fleece interior for keeping you warm and comfortable without being too bulky. The Rapala Hooded Sweatshirts and 13 Fishing Modern Tuxedo Hoody are excellent products and useful in all four seasons. Made of premium materials and sporting a kangaroo front pouch, these hoodies are as comfortable as they are practical, making them suitable for on the water, kicking back at home or running errands in town.
The Rapala and 13 Fishing Performance Hoodies will keep you cool, comfortable and stylish on and off the water. Combining style and function, these moisture-wicking, light-weight, long sleeve shirts provide UPF 50+ UV sun protection. Flip up the hood for extra neck and ear coverage, or when you need to block out sunlight to improve your sight-fishing game.
You’ll also want the Rapala Performance Hoodie With Neck Gaiter to your collection. Featuring a built-in gaiter, plus underarm mesh for better ventilation, this long sleeve provides the ultimate in sun protection and hot-weather comfort.
Long Sleeve UV Sun Protection & T-Shirts
Anglers preferring hoodless long sleeves will love the Rapala Core selection. These 100% polyester shirts offer UV 30 SPF protection and excellent moisture-wicking qualities. Their performance fit makes them useful in hot weather, but also as an inner layer in cool weather.
Not to be overlooked is the versatility of the Rapala Standard Logo T-Shirt (100% polyester) and 13 Fishing’s Mr. McShirt Lifestyle Tee (60% cotton/40% polyester blend). These two tees are great for a day of fishing or trolling around doing what you do off the water.
Today, every angler should own at least one neck gaiter. The 100% polyester gaiters from 13 Fishing, Rapala, Sufix and VMC have a SPF 50 rating, along with excellent moisture-wicking and fast-drying qualities. Easily packed into a pocket, these lightweight items can be worn as a neck gaiter, head band or beanie. Their micro-fibre material makes these gaiters extremely comfortable to wear in both the heat or the cold.
A bare noggin is a bad idea on the water. A ballcap is a popular choice for sun relief and keeping stylish in warm weather. New this year are 13 Fishing’s G Money Trucker Hat and Beer Fridge Ballcap, but don’t overlook the Rapala and Luhr-Jensen Authentic Flexfit Classic Snapback headwear line-up.
When temperatures drop, Rapala and 13 Fishing beanies are must-haves for fighting off chills and looking good on and off the water. These beanies are moisture-wicking, fast drying and warm thanks to their 100% acrylic outer and 100% polyester fleece lining. Men’s and women’s styles available.
The latest angling apparel from Rapala and 13 Fishing are made to keep you dry in rain, cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s chilly. After all, the more comfortable you are, the better you’ll fish and the more fun you’ll have on the water. Might it be time for a fishing wardrobe upgrade?