Fishing Apparel: New Gear From ICAST 2017

by • July 26, 2017 • Apparel/Footwear Reviews, Product ReviewsComments (0)125

One of the great things about ICAST is the amount of fishing apparel companies that are present. Of course, there’s the usual fishing apparel companies like Under Armour and Columbia Sportswear, but there are also lesser known companies with some amazing new fishing apparel.HUK Gear and Under Armour both debuted some amazing new fishing gear at this year’s ICATS show. Pelagic, Local Boy Outfitters, Heybo, and Fish Hippie were but a few of the many other brands in attendance at this year’s ICAST 2017 show. We’ll touch on some of these great looking new fishing apparel items.

HUK Gear

HUK Gear introduced several new items at this year’s ICAST show, including a brand new footwear line, a collaboration with Mossy Oak (Elements), and improved fishing shirts.

HUK Attack

  • GripX Traction Non-marking Outsole
  • Huk Fuzetek Support Cage
  • Dual Density EVA Midsole with 360 Degree Drainage
  • Performance Lacing
  • Kryptek Camo
  • Sizes: 7-12, 13
  • MSRP: $84.99

HUK Brewster

  • GripX Traction Outsole
  • Comfort EVA Midsole
  • Slip on Fit with Collapsible Heel
  • Drainage Ports
  • Non-marking Outsole
  • Sizes: 7-13, whole sizes only
  • MSRP: $54.99

HUK Santiago Long Sleeve

  • Sun Protection
  • Superior Breathability
  • Laser Perforated Under-arm and Back
  • Stain Release
  • Moisture Transport
  • Anti-microbial
  • Sizing: S – 3X
  • 100% Polyester
  • MSRP: $64.99

Under Armour

Under Armour is well known for their athletic apparel, but have recently gained a ton of ground with their high quality fishing apparel and footwear line. This year they introduced a new fishing shirt and fishing pants.

UA Fish Hunter Solid

  • Loose: Fuller cut for complete comfort.
  • Light & fast, built from incredibly stretchy, breathable woven fabric
  • UPF 50+ protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays
  • Stain release materials keep blood, guts & dirt from soaking in
  • Material wicks sweat & dries really fast
  • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • Mesh-backed shoulder vents
  • Roll-up sleeve loop & button
  • Button-down collar
  • Nylon/Elastane Imported
  • MSRP: $70.00

UA Fish Hunter Cargo

  • Loose: Fuller cut for complete comfort.
  • UA Storm technology repels water without sacrificing breathability
  • Salt- & chlorine-resistant materials help prevent fading & wear in the water
  • Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • UPF 30+ protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays
  • Stretch-engineered waistband for superior mobility & insane comfort
  • Hand pockets, back pockets, low-profile cargo pockets & right-side knife pocket
  • Articulated knees for better fit
  • Nylon/Elastane Imported
  • MSRP: $89.99

Heybo Outdoors

We’d heard of Heybo for some time, but finally got an opportunity to get our hands on some of their quality gear at the ICAST 2017 show.

The Boca Grande L/S Fishing Shirt

Designed specifically for the needs of any fisherman or outdoors-man or woman! Our Boca Grande Lightweight Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt is made of 100% polyester.  This shirt features button down collars, hidden plastic snap pockets on the left and right chest, mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder to keep you cool, and a microfiber sunglass cleaner on the inside of the placket.  With its built in UV protection, it is all you need to spend a day outdoors!

  • 100% Polyester
  • UPF 30
  • Quick Dry
  • Wicking
  • Vented Back
  • Roll up sleeves
  • Button down collars
  • Hidden plastic snap pockets on both sides of the chest
  • Mesh panels
  • Micro-fiber sunglass cleaner on the inside of the placket
  • Embroidered “H” icon on the left chest pocket
  • MSRP: $59.99

Aquatech Tunaflage Hooded Performance

The Aquatech Performance Hoodie is perfectly designed for a day out on the water or to be worn around town. Protect your skin from those harmful UV rays while still being able to stay cool and comfortable.  These new products provide performance-minded sportsmen with the comfort and protection needed from the harsh elements of the marine environment. Offering a UPF 30+ barrier from the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays, these shirts are super-lightweight, breathable and helps cool you down as things heat up with moisture wicking properties, made with 100% polyester.

  • MSRP: $49.99

Aquatech Grey/Lime Performance

The Aquatech Sublimated Performance tee is perfectly designed for a day out on the water or to be worn around town. Protect your skin from those harmful UV rays while still being able to stay cool and comfortable.  These new products provide performance-minded sportsmen with the comfort and protection needed from the harsh elements of the marine environment. Offering a UPF 30+ barrier from the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays, these shirts are super-lightweight, breathable and helps cool you down as things heat up with moisture wicking properties, made with 100% polyester.

  • MSRP: $44.99

Salt Life

Salt Life showed off their latest fishing shirt with the Angler Fishing Shirt at this year’s ICAST show.

Angler Fishing Shirt

Salt Life’s Angler shirt is made from cross-dye stretch fabric for mobility and treated to offer UPF 30 sun protection. The vented back enhances breathability. Other features include a flap pocket and a zip pocket on the chest. A ruler is hidden behind the button placket. The Angler comes in short- and long-sleeve versions, sizes S through 2XL, and in three colors: grapefruit, chambray and cement.

  • MSRP: $60.00
  • Available: February 2018

Pelagic

We checked out Pelagic while attending the ICAST show in Orlando and really liked their new gear, including their performance tops and hybrid shorts.

Deep Sea Hybrid Short

Much like many creatures of the abyss, watch as the Pelagic Deep Sea Hybrid Shorts change patterns before your very eyes. Activated by water, our H2O Activate Fabric Technology magically morphs to fish scale pattern as it gets wet. Featuring 4-way super-stretch fabric, front pockets, rear pockets, and a lined utility pocket, these shorts are great for both on and off the water occasions.

  • MSRP: $66.00

VaporTek

The PELAGIC VaporTek Sunshirt is the ultimate barrier from the rigors of a tropical, ocean environment. Built of a lightweight and comfortable 4-way stretch fabric, this shirt provides UPF 50+ sun protection and full-length, fine-mesh vented panels to keep you cool in hot and humid climates. Our specially treated fabric offers a durable water repellent (DWR) with stain release technology that beads up and dumps off liquids, and anti-odor properties to battle the ocean’s elements alongside you. Featuring your choice of custom-sublimated PELAGIC prints and patterns, the VaporTek is simply a must-have for active ocean enthusiasts worldwide.

  • MSRP: $55.00

Exo-Tech L/S

Part sunshirt, part hoody, part face shield – the Pelagic Exo-Tech is the ultimate force-field for your skin packed into a multi-functional long sleeve shirt to protect you from the sun’s harmful and damaging UV rays. Offering UPF 50+ sun protection and an ultra-lightweight, Quik-Dry design, this shirt is constructed with our proprietary multi-stretch fabric featuring moisture-wicking and extreme-cooling properties. Complete with a Durable Water Resistant (DWR) coating, stain release technology, extra-large side air-flow vents, front zipper pouch, and an integrated face/neck sunshield, the Exo-Tech is the ultimate barrier to keep your skin protected in even the harshest of tropical ocean environments.

  • MSRP: $99.00

Astral Designs

Astral Designs showed off some great new looking fishing shoes with their TR1 Mesh M’s. TheTurbo-ventilated and ultra-light hiker with sticky G® Rubber outsoles allow you to move quickly and confidently through both desert canyons or tropical trails.

TR1 Mesh M’s

  • Intended Use: Water, Light Hiker
  • Uppers: Ripstop 2D Mesh with TPU overlays at toe and heel cap. Supportive EVA heel cup. Removable Polygiene® treated insole treated insole. Heel tab. Includes alternate color laces.
  • Midsole: Level heel to ball, with Top Shank™ to reduce foot fatigue.
  • Outsole: G.15™ high friction Rubber with aggressive 5mm lugs. Non-marking.
  • MSRP: $125.00

Chasing Fin

Chasing Fin is a new company that literally caught our eye while walking up and down the aisles at the ICAST show in Orlando. We saw a design that really caught our eye, and we were hooked immediately.

American Fish Flag Performance Shirt

  • 4.1 oz., 100% micro-polyester
  • Moisture-wicking
  • Antimicrobial
  • Lighweight
  • UPF 50+ protection
  • Athletic fit
  • MSRP: $38.95

Flying Fisherman

Flying Fisherman joined in on the performance shirt arena with their new redfish and permit performance shirts. New for 2018, the new long sleeve performance shirts have been added to Flying Fisherman’s Native Angler apparel collection. Redfish shirts feature a back design of a redfish tail reflecting off the water and the Flying Fisherman logo center chest, in Carolina Blue or White. The new Permit Performance shirts have a tribal permit back design with the Flying Fisherman logo on the front chest, and come in Gray or Seafoam Green.

  • 100% microfiber polyester
  • UPF 30 protection
  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-microbial odor control
  • MSRP: $34.95

 

Mustang Survival

Mustang Survival introduced several new sets of bibs and rain jackets at this year’s ICAST 2017 show. Here are a couple that really caught our eye!

Taku Waterproof Jacket

The Taku Streamlined waterproof jacket is designed to work across a variety of activities and environments. With special attention paid to subtle performance indicators that can make or break a day on the water, the waterproof jacket leverages Mustang Survival’s decades of experience building dry suits for the military.

Specs

  • Sophisticated streamlined design reduces bulk and snag hazards for enhanced mobility
  • Fitted style hood design turns with the head for full peripheral vision, enabling you to better view and connect with your
    surroundings
  • Ample room in the articulated shoulders and elbows for enhanced mobility and comfort
  • Low profile pockets are snag free and store essential gear
  • Neoprene wrist closures cinch tight to keep water and fish guts out
  • Exclusive 3-layer Marine-Spec™ waterproof, breathable fabric has been designed and tested to hold up in tough salt-water environments
  • Wear with the Waterproof Bib Pant for optimal dry and thermal protection
  • MSRP: $374.99

Taku Bib

fishing apparel

For a complete dry solution, the Taku Waterproof Bib Pants are designed for seamless integration with the waterproof jacket. Designed with subtle features to endure the wettest days on the water.

Specs

  • Light, functional, snag-free design reduces bulk and improves mobility
  • Large front zipper eases donning
  • Low profile pockets offer easy access to essentials
  • Articulated knee pads provide comfort when kneeling or moving around boat
  • Exclusive Marine-Spec™ waterproof, breathable fabric has been designed and tested to hold up in tough salt-water environments
  • MSRP: $324.99

Frogg Toggs

Frogg Toggs won 2 categories in the “Best Of Awards” at this year’s ICAST show with 2 sets of waders.
Sierran Transition Wader
 
The popular line of breathable stockingfoot waders offers performance that meets the expectations of every hard-core fisherman, but at a value that is appreciated by even the saltiest dry flyer. It is equipped with features that are essential for every successful day on the water.
  • Adjustable X-Back suspenders with locking buckle & D-rings
  • Adjustable locking chest cord
  • External fly storage area with key hole accessory patch
  • Adjustable belt with locking buckle
  • Reinforced knees and legs
  • Attached gravel guards with no-slip elastic opening and no-rust lace hook
  • 4mm high-density neoprene booties with double-taped seams
  • Net keeper back D-ring
  • Dual adjustbale locking buckles to cinch waders snug
  • Zip/Flip Tray: Oversized multi-unction pocket lined with pile backing, features a zip/flip tray, providing the ideal on-the-water workstation, while also providing ample fly and tool storage.

Pilot II Prym1 Jacket

  • Internal zips to accommodate Co-Pilot puff
  • Water resistant, zippered chest pockets
  • Multiple D-rings
  • Vented, removable hood
  • 100% waterproof and seam sealed
  • Water resistant, zippered hand warmer pockets
  • Shock cord adjustable waist
  • Internal adjustable neoprene cuffs
  • Beefy #10 zipper front closure

Pilot II Prym1 Bib

  • Adjustable, comfort stretch suspenders with locking buckles
  • Full front zip for fast and easy on and off
  • Multiple D-rings
  • Zippered hand warmer pockets
  • Zippered chest storage pockets
  • Easy access, quick drain, expandable cargo pockets
  • 100% waterproof, seam-sealed
  • Splash proof, zip to knee side opening for easy on and off
  • Hook and loop adjustable leg openings

 

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