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Gear Check: Cool New Ice-Fishing Gear to Consider

Here's a quick look at new augers, apparel, hardware and more.

Gear Check: Cool New Ice-Fishing Gear to Consider

Featured in this article (clockwise from left): Strikemaster Lazer Lite 10-inch Drill Unit, Plano Ice Hunter 3600 Tackle Bag, Eskimo E-Hub Rattle Reel, Clam Renegade Gloves, Eskimo 10-inch E40 Composite Auger, Clam Delta Float Suit, Fish Monkey Heavyweight Yeti OTC socks.

Clam Delta Float Suit

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Clam Delta Float Suit

This float suit ($229.99 per piece; clamoutdoors.com) has everything you could want. MotionFloat Technology provides buoyancy assistance while a soft-touch, durable, waterproof shell and a super-soft, long-nap fleece inner lining provide comfort, warmth and protection from the elements. The breathable, waterproof suit is available in sizes small to 5XL in three color options.

Eskimo Keeper Gloves

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Eskimo Keeper Gloves

These new gloves ($99.99; geteskimo.com) are breathable and waterproof and include removable wool-blend, moisture-wicking liners, which add extra 300-gram insulation. When it’s cold and your nose is running, the gloves also feature built-in terry cloth on the thumbs to wipe away drips.

FXR Women’s Excursion Ice Pro Jacket and Pant

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FXR Women’s Excursion Ice Pro Jacket and Pant

FXR’s new Women’s Excursion Ice Pro apparel ($279.99, pant; $299.99, jacket; fxrracing.com) features the manufacturer’s F.A.S.T. 3.0 Floatation technology to keep wearers afloat and self-leveling if they fall through the ice. It also features HydrX Pro 10,000 mm laminate waterproofing, Thermal Flex insulation and a moisture-wicking mesh lining. The pants even feature a convenient drop-seat function at the back.

Clam Renegade Gloves

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Clam Renegade Glove

Proper handwear is crucial on the ice or for any winter activities, and Clam’s Renegade Gloves ($79.99) deliver. An incredibly soft inner fleece lining offers superior comfort, and Primaloft insulation provides warmth without added bulk.

Fish Monkey Heavyweight Yeti OTC Socks

ice fishing socks
Fish Monkey Heavyweight Yeti OTC Socks

These socks ($33; fishmonkeygloves.com) feature a Merino wool-acrylic blend and heavy cushion to keep feet warm and comfortable while on the ice. They also sport a seamless toe to prevent chafing.

Plano Ice Hunter 3600 Tackle Bag

ice fishing tackle box
Plano Ice Hunter 3600 Tackle Bag

Featuring a water-resistant, rechargeable lithium-ion LED light, a quick-access jig compartment, customizable storage and more, this new tackle bag ($99.99; planooutdoors.com) is perfect for the ice. The bag is water-resistant and has a waterproof molded base with non-slip rubber feet. It comes with three Plano 3600 StowAway utility boxes and a customizable interior with a removable divider.

Eskimo 10-inch E40 Composite Auger

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Eskimo 10-inch E40 Composite Auger

This new electric composite auger ($599.99; geteskimo.com) weighs 14 pounds yet delivers the full power of a 40-volt auger in an ultralight package. The E40’s variable-speed trigger enables you to drill slowly at the top of a hole to minimize shavings, then power through the finish with the high-speed Turbo multi-edge blades.

Sufix Performance Tip-Up Braid

ice fishing line
Sufix Performance Tip-Up Braid

This line ($14.99/150-yard spool; rapala.com) is made with high-tenacity polyester (HTP) braid for exceptional abrasion resistance, durability, low stretch and an improved diameter-to-strength ratio. Its Hydro Fusion Process ensures a fast sink rate, low memory and excellent cold-weather handling. It’s now available in a 150-yard spool in 15-, 20-, 30- and 50-pound test, and it comes in black.

Strikemaster Lazer Lite 10-inch Drill Unit

ice auger
Strikemaster Lazer Lite 10-inch Drill Unit

Designed for exclusive use with Strikemaster’s Lithium 40V powerhead, this 10-inch drill unit ($219.99; rapala.com) incorporates the company’s proprietary synthetic-resin-molded flighting for an incredibly lightweight option (6.8 pounds). This helps anglers drill more holes without tiring as quickly. Its twin serrated, stainless-steel Lazer Blades slice easily through ice, while the super-sharp Power Point keeps the drill unit firmly in place.

Eskimo E-Hub Rattle Reel

The E-Hub Rattle Reel ($29.99) mounts directly to the hub of most hub-style shelters or most flat surfaces. It has an adjustable and flexible, yet reinforced, arm, and a knob controls the spool’s level of drag resistance. If camping overnight or fishing another hole, the built-in aluminum rattle plate will alert you to a fish.




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