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ICAST 2013 Coverage


A Win in Softgoods, the Shimano Dryfender 3T Jacket

 

Date: 8/19/13
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: Shimano
Reviewer: Zander








Introduction:
Shimano had a great ICAST and their wins extended beyond traditional tackle as they took home the Best in Show in the apparel category with the Dryfender insulated jacket. This jacket is often called the Dryfender 3T for the 3 layer construction which is waterproof, breathable and durable.

 


Shimano doesn't just make reels and rods

 

This jacket features a loose cut allowing anglers to layer underneath and still have free range of motion. To protect from the elements all seams are fully sealed and the center zipper is guarded by a storm flap. The chest pockets provide additional easy to access storage and the YKK zippers are water resistant.

 


The cuffs and interior gaiters help keep water out

 

One of the best features for anglers is the adjustable cuffs which are equipped with a watertight sleeve gaiter. This helps keep water from running down your sleeves when doing everything from casting to releasing fish. Every proper storm jacket needs to have a quality hood and the Dryfender 3T has a large stowable hood that provides plenty of protection from wind and rain.

 


A water resistant zipper is further shielded from the elements with the storm flap

 

Many anglers, myself included, do not like drawing the hood unless absolutely necessary because it makes you feel cut off from the senses with all you hear is rain hitting the top of the hood. Shimano helps alleviate this tunnel feel with side vents that improve acoustics.

 


A big hood is stowable

 


Looking for a complete outfit? Shimano offers a matching Dryfender 3T bib

 

The Dryfender 3T jacket is available now from Tackle Warehouse and comes in red or blue and in sizes ranging from S to 3X. Each Dryfender 3T jacket retails for $249.99 which is reasonable when comparing to other higher end foul weather gear brands. To complete the kit Shimano also offers matching bibs which leverage the same technology and construction.

 


Rhoda Shaver, Shimano Product Manager, with the Dryfender 3T and the Best of ICAST Award

 

Shimano customers now have another piece of kit that they can purchase that keeps them out fishing longer, but we have a feeling that even anglers that are not diehard Shimano fans will be interested in this well rounded offering.



 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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