A company who has picked up a lot of steam recently has been HUK. We spent some time with HUK at the recent ICAST show, and were fortunate enough to test out their Next Level fishing pants and shorts.I honestly didn’t know a lot about HUK Performance Fishing gear. A good buddy and fellow Marine from Texas, Jay Martin, simply ranted and raved about them. He not only loved the quality of the gear from HUK, but he loved the styles that were offered. I spent a good bit of time checking out the new gear, and simply feel in love with the look of the Next Level fishing pants and shorts that HUK offered. I received a couple of pairs within a week or so after the show, and I’ve worn them everywhere. Fishing, casually, lazing around the house, and one thing is certain… I absolutely love them!
What I love is both the shorts and the fishing pants feature this laser perforation. There are two areas of this laser perforation; top of the cheeks areas and in the groin area. The purpose of this is to allow extra breathability in the apparel. Those of us who spend a lot of time in the outdoors know that swamp butt isn’t fun. Having the ability to “breath” while out on those hot fishing days can make a world of difference between only fishing a few hours versus being able to fish all day. The comfort level of the pants are a 10+. The material fits and wears extremely well whether you’re sitting and paddling or standing up and poling your favorite flat. The pockets zip up, which eliminates any worry of gearing slipping out. Both the Next Level pant and short feature a cargo pocket, which means you can carry more gear easy.
It doesn’t matter if you’re on the water or out casually with the family, you’re gonna feel good and look good in the Next Level shorts or pants. I’ve worn tons of different brands when it comes to fishing pants, but I’ve finally found the only brand that I’ll ever wear again. I dare you to try on a pair of the Next Level fishing pants or shorts and not walk away fully impressed and in love with them.
HUK Next Level Pant (MSRP: $69.99)
Sometimes we just need to wear pants as much as we want to be in shorts year round. Our NXTLVL pants will make you happy you did. These start out as a classic button, zip fly, 2 front pocket, 2 rear zip pocket, 1 cargo pant, but that where normal stops. To put a little gas on the fire, we use a lightweight, SPF/UPF +30 stretch woven along with a crotch gusset and articulated knees to keep your mobility at a premium. The material is also quick dry, just in case and at the rear yoke and crotch gusset we add laser perforation to further enhance the quick dry / breathability of this equipment. Next, we have our auto-adjust waistband that accommodates for additional “insulation” you may gain throughout the season. Our last little touch is the Crescent Cuff – raised along the rear bottom hem so you don’t step on your pants. If you have to put pants on, you’ll wonder why you’ve resisted these so long in the first place.
HUK Next Level Short (MSRP: $59.99)
Any day is a good day when you get to wear shorts. These start out as a classic button, zip fly, 2 front pocket, 2 rear zip pocket, 1 cargo short, but that where normal stops. To add a little lightning to the storm, we use a lightweight, SPF/UPF +30 stretch woven along with a crotch gusset to keep your mobility at a premium. The material is also quick dry – just in case and at the rear yoke and crotch gusset we add laser perforation to further enhance the quick dry / breathability of this equipment. Our last little touch is we added our auto-adjust waistband that accommodates for additional insulation you may gain throughout the season. On the boat, dock or just hanging around town, these will make your day a little better and always have you at the ready to fish.