An Everyday Jacket for Anglers, the Gill Inshore
The reason for this approach? These garments are worn as an outer layer so they are going to get dirty. The more you wash traditional waterproof garments, the more you wear out the waterproofing properties of the fabric. Because Gill’s water proof layer is underneath the top layer, it takes a lot more to wear this property out of their garments resulting in a longer product life. Gill motto is, if the fabric fails, the garment fails, so they go to great pains to ensure the longevity of their product.
Cuffs feature an elastic band together with a
Velcro strap for a tight, water resistant seal.
Another benefit, because the water repellant layer is in the middle, the outer layers are able to be softer and more flexible making the garment more comfortable to wear and less restrictive when you’re moving around and working fast moving baits.
JIP sure was happy he brought the IN10 with him to the Amazon.
Comfort: The trouble with a lot of waterproof shells, even the ones that claim they’re “breathable” is that under warm conditions, they’re very uncomfortable to wear. JIP tells us in the Amazon, even though the IN10 seemed to be overkill and looked like it was going to bake him in that tropical weather, thanks to a design that allows air to circulate even when the jacket is closed up, JIP’s core stayed at a very comfortable temperature allowing him to work that darn ripper without overheating even under adverse weather conditions.
Cal wondering when the rain will let up at Clear Lake earlier this year.
Back home on Clear Lake, it was quite the opposite. While rain was coming down, temperatures were also very cool. Cal wore the IN10 as a layer over his TT sweatshirt and thanks to its lightweight construction, the layers of clothing were not too bulky for Cal to fish. He stayed comfortable, warm, and dry thanks to the IN10 jacket. In fact, Gill is a big advocate of layering and ensuring you are wearing the correct, technical fabric at each layer to keep you comfortable, warm, and dry. But that’s a subject for another article.
Warranty: All Gill products are covered by what they refer to as the Gill Guarantee. Each product is tested and inspected prior to leaving the factory. If a product is found to be defective in material and workmanship, for whatever reason other than normal wear and tear, Gill will replace that registered product free of charge. Registration is fast and easy and enabled through a form on their website.
But thanks to the IN10, the weather really proved to be a non-factor!
doesn't provide a whole lot of warmth but for those conditions where extra wind
and rain protection is required the Gill Inshore Lite is excellent
Gill IN10 Inshore Lite Jacket
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poor : 3
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fair : 7
= good :
: 10 =
Pluses and Minuses:
- This is
not a do it
and is best
when it is
+ Large cut
to wear in a
+ Packs down
Conclusion: There are a handful of manufacturers out there specializing in garments to protect you in adverse weather conditions. Most of the well known manufacturers come from the world of cold weather sports because this is the natural place to look for jackets and pants to protect you from the elements. Coming across a manufacturer that was born from experience protecting individuals who spend the majority of their time on the water is a more natural progression for fishermen.
Gill is one such manufacturer, and from the looks of it they are making a strong play in the angling world. Based upon initial impressions with their entry level IN10 jacket, you better believe they're doing it right. For uncompromising protection from
inshore conditions with no compromise in the area of comfort, Gill's IN10 jacket is a real winner and an easy recipient of TackleTour's Editor's Choice award.
Welcome to the angling world Gill and congrats on winning TackleTour's Editor's Choice Award!.
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