Weather Gear 2018: New Rainsuits, Hoodies, Footwear

Most hard-core anglers already know this. There's more to staying warm and dry in adverse weather conditions than what many rain gear options offer.

After all, a leaky rainsuit is no fun in a steady rain.

Here's a look at new fishing gear that will keep you warm and dry

RAIN GEAR 

rainsuitsBass Pro Shops 200 MPH Gore-Tex Rain Parka

Bass Pro raises the bar from its original 100 MPH rainwear by enhancing comfort, performance, durability and breathability in extremely foul weather. New 200 MPH rainwear parkas and bibs are flush with the latest wind- and water-blocking features, guaranteeing you'll fish harder, longer, even in the worst conditions. basspro.com $630

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rain gearCabela's Guidewear Men's Advance Parka And Bibs

Cabela's best rainwear, introduced in 2017, just got better with a suite of improvements for 2018. The high-performance suit's waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed GORE-TEX shell sheds precipitation while providing a wind-blocking yet breathable barrier between you and Mother Nature. cabelas.com $800

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Columbia PFG ODX Hybrid Jacket

Tailored to anglers who want to stay dry without feeling like they're sweltering inside a sauna, Columbia's new fully seam-sealed, 100 percent nylon PFG ODX Hybrid Jacket features OutDRY Extreme technology — which has a tough, waterproof membrane outside and soft, wicking fabric inside. columbia.com $99

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Hodgman H5 Storm Shell Jacket

Hodgman's new H5 Storm Shell Jacket will help you focus on catching fish and not your gear. Its' range-of-motion (ROM) fit makes casting a comfortable breeze. Features include: three-layer waterproof/windproof V-Tech breathable fabric and fully taped seams; durable 500-denier Cordura seat and sleeves; adjustable wire-brimmed hood stops wind-driven precipitation; accessory and kill switch anchor points; watertight cinch cuffs. Combine the jacket ($299.95) with the H5 Storm Bib (also $299.95) and you have a great rainsuit for under $600. Additional Hodgman Core INS items will keep you even drier and warmer in colder temps. hodgman.com $600 (with bibs)

OTHER WEATHER GEAR

rain gearSIMMS Challenger Windbloc Hoody

Made from Polartec Windbloc stretch fleece and protected with a DWR water-resistant coating, this hoody includes YKK water-resistant zippers for foul weather protection, a three-point adjustable storm hood, zippered hand warmer pockets, molded cuff tabs with anti-line catch design and a draw cord hem. simmsfishing.com $199.95

weather gearColumbia Omni-Shade Sun Deflector Shirt

Made with Omni-Shade fabric, which helps prevent Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays from reaching skin, the Sun Deflector is coated with spots of titanium dioxide; essentially, little mirrors that push away harsh sunlight to stay cool and protected. Available in PFG Solar Shade Zero Woven Long Sleeve and PFG Solar Shade Printed Long Sleeve versions. columbia.com/home $70-$95

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Huk Attack Shoes

Nailing the concept of lightweight fishing footwear with all-day support, Huk's Attack shoe features a GripX wet traction non-marking outsole, which helps maintain stability, even on wet decks, and a proprietary Fuzetek Upper Support Cage, which supports feet. The design also includes performance lacing and Kryptek Camo in green or blue. hukgear.com $84.99

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