Patagonia outdoor clothing has long been a favorite of anglers, especially fly fishermen, but the quality and durability of Patagonia is a great option for all types of anglers. In this guide, we’ll show off some great options for your angler and have them looking great out on the water.
There are several styles of gear for both the male and female anglers on your Christmas list. From clothing to trip bags to fly fishing slings, Patagonia has it all covered.
Patagonia Outdoor Gear
Women’s River Salt Jacket
The Women’s River Salt jacket stands up to salt spray, hard use and serious nor’easters. Made with extra-tough H2No® Performance Standard 4-layer, 5.4-oz wader fabric with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a NanoSphere® DWR (durable water repellent) finish, this is our burliest fishing jacket. Specifically designed to fit women anglers, the waterproof, corrosion-resistant YKK® front zipper and watertight adjustable cuffs seal out wind-driven precipitation. Two large, streamlined front zippered pockets hold fly boxes, close with TPU-coated, water-repellent zips and won’t snag flying line on the shoot. Mesh draining elastic drawcord at hem effectively manages excess water. MSRP: $349
Men’s Long-Sleeved R1 Field Shirt
Patagonia’s new Men’s Field R1 Field Shirt comes into its own on those cool autumn afternoons, when everyone else is indoors watching football. Made with ultralight, 6.3-oz stretch fleece, the Field R1 moves with you and takes the chill out of the air. Highly water repellent reinforced shoulders, forearms and hem provide enhanced durability and ward off light showers or dew-soaked vegetation. When you’ve put enough miles behind you to heat up, the Field R1 compresses down for easy packability. Versatile, tough and comfortable across a wide temperature range, the Field R1 raises the bar for fleece insulation. MSRP: $169
Stealth Atom Fly Fishing Sling 7L
Chasing the beach blitz on foot or searching for high-country trout, you have to cover a lot of ground. When you’re on the move, the Stealth Atom Sling comfortably hauls a day’s worth of gear on your back. Stop to change flies and the fishing bag slides around to the front for easy access. Inside, the Stealth Atom Sling has room for two large fly boxes and has organizing pockets with hook-and-loop closures for all the necessary doodads. Need a flat work surface? The molded, front-zippered panel drops open like a miniature fly-tying table. Tough, highly water-resistant 840-denier coated ballistic nylon with DWR (durable water repellent) finish sheds moisture and protects your goods. More details: top-access, mesh-lined security pocket; internal 100% waterproof phone/camera pocket; single external water-bottle pocket with security keeper; air-mesh back panel; fully adjustable neck and waist strap. MSRP: $89
Black Hole Duffel 45L
We all need a solid bag to carry necessities for those kayak fishing trips or traveling to a tournament. From extra lures to fishing line to a change of clean clothes—whatever you stuff into the Black Hole Duffel bag will be protected and easily accessible. Its main compartment is accessed by a zippered U-shaped lid, which has a pair of zippered mesh pockets on the underside for small items. A zippered exterior pocket holds the stuff you need to access quickly. The padded bottom panel adds structure and helps cushion the load when your duffel gets the baggage-handler treatment. Carrying options include webbing handles with a snap closure and haul loops at either end that facilitate linking multiple bags. Four daisy chains let you lash additional gear to the outside. Made from 15-oz 900-denier polyester ripstop (50% solution-dyed) with a TPU-film laminate and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. MSRP: $99
Men’s Guidewater II Pants
The Patagonia Guidewater II Pants are without a doubt the most comfortable fishing pants that I have ever ownedPatagonia created their Guidewater Pants specifically for situations where you might need, well, pants. Water-specific features, including a zippered side-leg pocket, mesh drainage in all pockets and a remarkably fast dry time make these the fishing pants of choice for anglers. But the comfortable fit, zippered fly and constructed waist with stretch sections and belt loops make the Guidewaters ideal for pretty much any activity. Which is to say, if you wear pants – and we bet you do – you may find yourself wearing these everywhere. Now made from even lighter, 3.9-oz woven nylon fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection. MSRP: $79
Technical Sun Gloves
On Ascension Bay, Monomoy Flats or the Beaverhead, a roasting sun means fried hands. Of course, there’s always sunscreen, but it tends to make slippery work of casting and line control. The solution is a light fingerless glove made from quick-drying, 30-UPF, recycled polyester/spandex fabric for the ideal combination of comfort and sun protection. The longer finger design, with pull tabs, reinforced palm and out-of-the-way seams make the Sun Gloves easy to slip on and off. Your hands will thank you. MSRP: $45