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Ready For Some New Gear From Redington?

 

Date: 8/11/13
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Redington
Reviewer: Wolbugger








Introduction:
Redington is well known for producing fly rods and reels that offer strong performance for the money. Their line of angling apparel is no different, offering great quality and value. After perusing the Redington tackle section at the 2013 IFTD show, Kara Armano gave us a tour of their fresh new fishing apparel that looks like it should be a hit.

 


Redington has partnered with the Cocona brand to develop new technical garments and waders

 

Cocona Partnership: Redington has partnered with the Cocona brand to develop superior fabric for angling garments. The new technology will be initially used in a wading jacket, three new waders, and  a selection of base layers. The natural micro-particles are permanently embedded in polyester fibers which keeps the fabric dry and comfortable while controlling odors. If you are tired of that clammy feeling while fishing, this sounds like a perfect solution.

 

SonicDry Base Layers: The new SonicDry base layers utilize the new fabric developed between Cocona and Redington. Available for both men and women, this series is comprised of a crew and pants. They are both perfect when worn under the new style waders to keep you dry and comfortable all day long. The pants are available in black, while the mens crew will be available in Slate and Terra, and the womens crew comes in Coal, Lotus, and Celestial. Sizes range from M-XXL for men, and S-XL for women. Expect a price of $39.95 for any garment, with availability beginning in August.

 


Kara highlights the new features of the Super Dry Waders

 

Super Dry Fly Waders: As Redington's premium wader offering, these feature tough SurgeShell waterproof and breathable fabric on the outside, with a Cocona treated interior fabric, as well as double-taped sonically welded seams. Also included is a stretch mesh outer pocket, hemostat holder, articulated knee design, 3mm neoprene booties, improved gravel guard lace hook, wader belt, suspenders, and storage bag. There is a front zipper opening featuring a YKK #5 Aquaseal zipper, and a snap tab at the top to make sure it stays closed.  You'll also find an angled water resistant zip pocket, double two-sided fleece hand warmer pockets, and two drop mesh pockets on the inside. Available in February of 2014, sizes will range from M-XXL and carry a retail price of $499.95.

 


Comparing the new waders with the pants side by side

 

Super Dry Pants: Sharing the same construction and features as the Dry Fly waders, these are perfect for anglers that don't need to wade deep and want to stay extremely mobile. Features include a dual Velcro neoprene waist enclosure, removable suspenders, and a flip-out pocket. Sizes range from M-XXL, and will carry a retail price of $279.95 with availability in February 2014.

 

Super Dry Waders: With nearly the same construction as the previous two wading garments, these are a lighter version of the Dry Fly waders thanks to a lighter, more breathable SurgeShell and Cocona construction, but the zipper has been deleted for further weight reduction. You'll be able to find these in sizes S-XXL with a retail of $399.95. Look for them to be released in February 2014.

 


The Siren waders are designed specifically for women

 

Siren Waders: Designed specifically for women, these are offered in two styles. The “Kate” style starts with a size range of 2-4 and 6-8 regular, as well as 6-8 tall. Another option is the “Marilyn” with a fit range of 6-8 and 14-16. Chests of varying sizes are easily accommodated thanks to expandable neoprene gussets, and the 3mm neoprene booties provide an excellent ergonomic fit. Other features include three layers of breathable and waterproof DWR coated fabric, fleece hand-warmer pockets, water-resistant Velcro storage pockets, opposing suspender buckles that allow for a waist-high wader conversion, mesh gravel guards, updated lace hooks, wading belt, and storage bag. Retail price will be $219.95 with availability in February 2014.

 


These waders are designed to be very comfortable for a full day of casting

 

Siren Wading Boots: These new boots are available with expanded sole widths comprised of sticky rubber with crushed walnut shells, or felt, and can both accept the addition of studs. Construction includes a leather and dense nylon weave along with an EVA midsole insert, formed internal arch support, and molded rubber overlays. Sizes range from 6-10, with all boots retailing for $139.95 and availability starting in February 2014.

 

Men's and Youth Wading Boots: Like the Siren boots, these new series' of boots are available with expanded soles made of sticky rubber with crushed walnut shells, or felt. Studs can of course be added later, and Redington is also offering Sole Spikes through a distribution partnership with Goat Head Gear. Other attributes of the new lineups of boots includes non-corrosive speed laces and eyelets, five available colors of laces, dense nylon construction, internally molded heel and toe counters, and EVA midsole inserts.

 


Redington rolls out a new line of wading boots for everyone

 

-Men's Elite Prowler: Touting all of the above features, these also utilize additions like molded rubber overlays, reinforced toe boxes, synthetic cork midsoles with molded polyurethane, double needle stitches, and custom embossed graphics. Whole sizes are available from sizes 9-13, with all boots carrying a $159.95 retail price. Availability begins in February 2014.

 

-Men's Super Prowler: These tout all the same features as the Elite, but without the reinforced toe boxes and cork midsoles. The Super Prowler is a bit lighter in overall weight, making these great for long days on the water. Retail on these will run $139.95 and be available in February 2014.

 

-Men's Prowler: Offering a bit simpler construction, these boots promise maximum function and durability for the price. Retail on these will be $99.95 with availability in February 2014.

 

-Ruckus Youth: These come with all the quality of the adult boots, but in smaller sizes and friendlier pricing. Sizes come in 2,4, or 6 with rubber soles only at a price of $89.95. You can pick up a pair of these for just $89.95.

 


Spikes are easy to deploy when you need them

 

Conclusion: The Redington gear I grew up fishing years ago was good, but certainly had more of a value “vibe” associated with it. It seems that most notably the last few years Redington has really stepped it up big time and now offers some extremely refined products with much of the pricing still quite affordable. The direction they are heading is a good one, and it's easy to see why so many people are in love with the brand!



 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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