Apparel

by • July 27, 2014 • Apparel/Footwear Reviews, Product ReviewsComments (2)5257

Many companies showed up at iCast 2014 with some amazing apparel and footwear designed for the angler. We checked out what Columbia Sportswear and Buff had to show, and this is what we found.  Once again, some amazing new apparel products available to the kayak angler to not only look good on the water, but be protected as well!

Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear has long been affiliated as being the leader in performance apparel for the outdoor enthusiast, especially amongst anglers.  They reached new heights with the development of the Omni Freeze Zero technology, and this year, it seems as though Columbia has once again reached new heights.  Here are but some of the amazing new products we witnessed at iCast 2014 from Columbia Sportswear.

Columbia shirt

Solar Camo Long Sleeve Woven Shirt

 

Solar Camo Long Sleeve Woven Shirt

  • UV-activated camouflage
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Omni-Wick eVaP advanced evaporation
  • Omni-Shade UPF 40 sun protection
  • Antimicrobial
  • Vented
  • Roll-up sleeves with tab holders
  • Rod holder
  • MSRP: $140

 

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Solar Camo Long Sleeve Knit Shirt

 

Solar Camo Long Sleeve Knit Shirt

  • UV-activated camouflage
  • Omni-Shield advanced repellency
  • Omni-Wick eVaP advanced evaporation
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Antimicrobial
  • MSRP: $100

 

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Solar Cast Zero Long Sleeve Shirt

 

Solar Cast Zero Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated cooling
  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • Antimicrobial
  • Vented
  • Zippered chest pocket
  • Roll-up sleeves with tab holders
  • Sunglass cleaning patch
  • Rod holder
  • Utility loop
  • Colors: White, Tippet, Jupiter, Bounty Blue
  • MSRP: $110

 

Megavent PFG

Megavent PFG shoe

 

Megavent PFG

  • Cast PU cage for protection combined with a breathable and ventilated open mesh
  • Speed lace closure system
  • Blood ‘n Guts water and stain resistant treatment
  • Techlite midsole for superior cushion and high energy return
  • Shock absorbent midsole
  • Omni-Grip non-marking wet grip outsole with razor siping
  • Colors: Collegiate Navy, Oyster
  • MSRP: $105

 

PFG shoe

Vulc N Vent Pro PFG

 

Vulc N Vent Pro PFG

  • A combination of breathable mesh and rubber overlays
  • Blood ‘n Guts water and stain resistant treatment
  • Internal EVA vented footbed for comfort and breathability
  • Razor siped solid rubber outsole
  • Colors: Collegiate Navy, Cool Grey
  • MSRP: $75

 

Shoe

Vulc N Vent Slip PFG

 

Vulc N Vent Slip PFG

  • A combination of breathable mesh and rubber overlays
  • Blood ‘n Guts water and stain resistant treatment
  • Internal EVA vented footbed for comfort and breathability
  • Razor siped solid rubber outsole for traction
  • Colors: Collegiate Navy, Cool Grey
  • MSRP: $70

 

PFG hat

PFG Mesh Pique Ballcap

 

PFG Mesh Pique Ballcap

  • Flexfit fitted cap
  • Colors: White, Black, Vivid Blue, Collegiate Navy, Sail, Clean Green, Bounty Blue, Sail Red
  • MSRP: $25

 

Zreo Buff

Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter

 

Freezer Zero Neck Gaiter

  • Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated cooling
  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection
  • MSRP: $30
  • Colors: White, White American Scales, Sail Brushstroke Gamefish, Vivid Blue Billfish Stripe, Fossil, Sedona Sage, Hyper Blue, Jade Lime, Bounty Blue

 

Sleeves

Freezer Zero Arm Sleeves

Freezer Zero Arm Sleeves

  • Omni-Freeze Zero sweat-activated cooling
  • Omni-Wick
  • Omni-Shade PF 50 sun protection
  • Colors: White, White American Scales, Sail Brushstroke Gamefish, Vivid Blue Billfish Stripe, Sedona Sage
  • MSRP: $30

 

 BUFF

Buff redesigned many of their face shields/neck gaiters with protection being their main focus.  Their new face shields protect even better, and thy introduced some new products that we can’t wait to test out on the water.

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Buff UVX Mask

 

UVX Mask

The UVX Mask is the next generation in sun protection.  It’s designed with the fewest amount of seams possible to reduce pressure points.  The UVX Mask is engineered to shape itself to the wearer, and protects the neck, ears, head, upper chest, and shoulders from exposure to the sun.  There are also carefully placed laser cut breathing holes which provides breathability and helps prevent sunglasses from fogging up.

MSRP: $35

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Buff Stripping Gloves

Stripping Gloves

Don’t let stripping burns or line cuts shorten your time on the water.  The Stripping Guards are designed to glide smoothly over your fingers, eliminate stripping cuts, and keep your line clean.  They are made from a durable poly Lycra, and sewn with a Kevlar seam to minimize seam burnout.  The Stripping Guards come 3 per pack in sublimated designs.

MSRP: $8

 

Pro Series Angler 3 Gloves

Pro Series Angler 3 Gloves

Pro Series Angler 3 Gloves

The Pro Series Angler 3 Gloves provide serious hand protection for the serious angler.  This third edition glove features a pre-curve design to provide better hand circulation, next-to-skin feel to control every movement, and Kevlar sewn overlays for strength.  The AX Suede palm grip fabric and AX Suede palm material provide better dexterity, superior sweat management, and fast drying, while being more environmentally friendly.

MSRP: $45

 

Sports Series Water 2 Glove

Sports Series Water 2 Glove

Sport Series Water 2 Glove

Protect your hands from sunburn, blisters, cuts, and other on-the-water hazards.  Buff has made their most popular glove better thanks to a new breathable fabric with better stretch retention that can be printed with patterns.  Now more comfortable than ever, they actually keep your hands cooler and drier than wearing no gloves at all.  Plus, the unique silicone grip and half-finger length means you can keep these gloves on from dawn to dusk.

MSRP: $29

 

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Buff UV Junior

 

UV Junior Buff

By popular request, the Junior Buff is now available in UV Buff for kids up to age eleven.  Just like the adult version, Junior UV Buff features the wicking power of Coolmax Extreme fabric for superior cooling on hot days, plus it blocks 95% of harmful UV rays.  The seamless construction means there’s no pressure points so kids can wear it multiple ways, providing all day protection from the sun.

MSRP: $22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Apparel

  1. Ed Perry says:

    The Columbia PFG Solar camo looks totally awesome, can’t wait to try that out!

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