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Built for Life and Wherever It Takes You: The Costa Aransas
The Aransas frames have recently undergone a makeover, incorporating more eco-friendly bio-resin materials. In this article, we will delve into the Aransas frame design and examine the impact of these updated materials on the frame's construction and overall user experience.
A Worthy Tribute : Costa’s Versatile Ferg Series
The Costa Ferg frames pay tribute to the company’s founder, Ray Ferguson, and includes some of the brand’s newest sport-oriented elements including high quality 580G glass lenses and vented adjustable nose pads, but also features styling that doesn’t look out of place off the water.
New from AFTCO for ICAST 2022 - Bibs, Bags, and Boardshorts
Since their decision to venture into the freshwater market circa 2018, AFTCO has been steadily filling out their catalog with technical wear that's not only comfortable, but performs extremely well. Their sunshirts, in particular, have become a staple amongst TT Editors. At this year's ICAST, the brand had several introductions. Here are a few that caught our eye.
AFTCO's Jason Christie Signature Hooded Sunshirt is a Winner
If you're familiar with AFTCO's Ninja or Samurai sun shirts, you'll notice their Jason Christie shirt is almost the same with the one different being a zipper at the base of the hoodie.
Born from Fishing Nests – The Hybrid Performance Styled Costa Antille
As we start the new year it is time to look at one of the pieces in our fishing kit that comes on every trip, the unsung hero in the angler’s arsenal, our polarized sunglasses. The subject of our review is the Antille, which is one of four new frames in Costa’s Untangled 2.0 collection, which was launched at the most recent ICAST show.
Blending Technical and Lifestyle Apparel Seamlessly - FAT BASS
FAT BASS is relative newcomer to the apparel space, but the company has been making waves with their products sporting unique artistic styling and support from weekend warriors and Pro Anglers, including recent B.A.S.S. Elite Series winner Takumi Ito. 
The Go-To Sun Protection Garment for Hot Weather - Aftco's Samurai 2 Hooded Shirt
Building upon the success of the original Aftco has now rolled out a second generation hoodie shirt which utilizes new fabrics and styling that are designed to improve comfort for those long days on the water.
Be Ready for that Next Storm with Hodgman's H5 Storm Suit

Hodgman has been outfitting fisherman with apparel specific to their activities since 1838. They are one of the oldest and most respected names in the world for outdoor gear. At ICAST the company introduced us to their latest in winter storm protection and today, we take a closer look at their H5 Storm Bib and Jacket.

Float from the Beach to the Bar - Julbo Paddle Optics
There are already numerous floating sunglass options available but perhaps none quite as stealthy as the micro-bubble infused Julbo Paddle Series. Designed to look like any normal pair of sunglasses this pair of optics provides style, comfort, and floatability at a reasonable price.
Chill Out with the Barracuda Geo Cool Hooded Sunshirt by AFTCO
If you've followed our day on the water social media posts, you'll know product from AFTCO is a big part of every fishing trip. Today, we take a look at one of their newer products, the Barracuda Geo Cool Hooded sunshirt.
They Had Me At the Button : AFTCO's Tactical Fishing Shorts
AFTCO's Tactical Fishing Short is the rough equivalent to the traditional cargo shorts only made from a material more akin to swim trunks. The material features two way rip stop construction and is water resistant.
BUBBA Launches New Technical Fishing Apparel for Anglers
While bass anglers may not be as familiar with the BUBBA brand the company offers a number of high quality tools for anglers including fillet knives and nets, and are especially popular among inshore and saltwater anglers. With the debut of their new Fall UV-protective apparel line the company is broadening their portfolio...
Blocking out the Burn – Buff’s Eclipse Gloves
More and more anglers are making sun protection part of their fishing routine and are turning to garments like facemasks and gloves designed specifically to protect themselves from the sun. These technical garments are not only designed to protect our skin but also improve the overall enjoyment of our time spent outdoors.
BUFF's Cooling Technology Coming to Spring 2020 Angler Collection
Last Spring BUFF launched its most comfortable and technologically advanced products yet with the introduction of CoolNet UV+® in the Multifunctional Headwear and Multifunctional Headband lines. To enhance its 2020 angler collection, BUFF is now adding elements of the CoolNet UV+® to their other garments...
Taking Sun Protection to another Level – Buff CoolNet UV+
Last ICAST Buff introduced a new version of their popular tubular garments, the new CoolNet UV+ Series, which are designed to be their most technically advanced, and environmentally friendly, multifunctional headwear to date.
Down Under Optics: Seeing Clearly with Mako’s Polarized Sunglasses
Australia is known for some of the harshest conditions so it really is no surprise that it is in the Down Under that Mako Polarized Sunglasses was born. This Australian brand has now come to the United States and offers anglers a line of premium polarized sunglasses that are designed to offer the ultimate in comfort and clarity for outdoor enthusiasts.



Conquer the Sun with Aftco's Fish Ninja Shirt
Sun-protective shirts and masks are two of the most crucial items I bring along on a fishing day. Wearing these pieces of clothing aren't likely to help you get more bites, but protecting your skin is just as important as catching fish! With the Fish Ninja shirt from Aftco, they have blended both a mask and hood into the shirt for the utmost in convenience and protection.

Simms Challenges the Notion Gore-Tex Is the Only Viable Rain Fabric
Recognizing the need to offer a more affordable suit with similar, top end styling, they're now offering a suit they believe is up to that challenge. Here's our look at the new Challenger rain suit from Simms.

Stay Afloat With Amphibia Hydra Sunglasses
There's a bunch of choices out there as far as eyewear goes, and Amphibia offers some quality solutions with some great added features... like the ability to float! Let's find out what their Hydra glasses are made of!
Double the Protection? Simms ProDry Gloves
With Simms when you hear the word “ProDry” then you know these garments represent the top of the line offering from the popular fishing apparel brand. Designed to pair with the company’s other premium foul weather gear garments the ProDry gloves are designed to keep you fishing contentedly in even the most adverse cold, windy, and wet conditions.
Light on Weight, but not on Performance, the STORMR NANO Foul Weather Gear
STORMR, the garment company that is best known for their neoprene based foul weather has expanded their offerings with new garments that are both more lightweight and packable, yet are still designed to be an effective shield from the elements. The new Nano shell jacket and pants are designed to be a lighter more affordable option for anglers...
No Flash, No Frills, Just Protection : S1 Series Stormsuit by Frabill
While Simms, Gill, Huk, Underarmour, Stormr, and others are making a big splash in the bass market with their high-tech fabrics and eye-catching color schemes, one company has been quietly producing rain gear for fishermen for almost eighty (80) years with little to no fanfare. Frabill's suits won't cost you an arm and a leg but they will keep them warm, dry, and comfortable. Here's our look at their F1 Series storm suit.
HUK Takes Foul Weather Protection to the Next Level
Most foul weather gear suits look exactly like you would expect, like souped up rainsuits. The Huk NXTLVL jacket and bibs have a more athletic cut and the use of the Kryptek patterns gives the suit a very modern look and feel, offering anglers both performance and style in a suit that certainly looks ready to battle the elements.
Under Armour Conquers the Elements with Ridge Reaper Foul Weather Gear
Under Armour is a giant in the sports apparel industry and has now firmly set their sights on addressing the fishing market. The team at Under Armour has been hard at work creating technical garments that are specifically tailored towards anglers, and this season they introduced their highest end set of foul weather gear yet with their new Ridge Reaper

Entering the Vortex with Gill's New FG2 Tournament Jacket
As Northern California is belted by an atmospheric river of tropical moisture courtesy of El Nino, we thought it'd be a good time to check out some of the apparel we saw at ICAST 2015. One piece in particular, Gill's FG2 Tournament Jacket, was of particular interest because of their new Vortex Hood.

Get a Handle on Protecting Yourself With Aftco's Sun Gloves
Aftco, short for American Fishing Tackle Company, has been well-known in the saltwater community for some time now. Makers of fishing components and accessories, they also produce a substantial lineup of fishing apparel. As someone who always tries to protect my skin from the harmful rays of the sun, I took particular interest in their newest sun gloves.
The Hoo-Rag Offers Quality Face Protection at a Great Price
Over time there are now multiple companies offering their take on this tubular garment, which can be worn so many different ways. One such company that is offering such a garment and has quickly targeted the angling community is “Hoo-Rag.”
Get Comfy with the Aftco Technical Front-Zip Hoodie
Growing up in Northern California, there were few fishing trips I went on that didn't involve toting along a hoodie. Now that I live in South Florida, my (few) hoodies tend to collect dust the majority of the year. Nonetheless, they still remain a part of my minimalist wardrobe for those few days of the year when temps actually get cool enough to warrant taking one out...
For Those On The Go –  Mission Athletecare SPF 30+ Is A No Muss, No Fuss Sunscreen Stick
Mission's No Sting SPF 30 sunscreen facestick offers advanced protection technology in a convenient, grab and go form designed to make it easy for anglers to apply while out in the field.
Repel the Rain with the Columbia Hydrotech Rain Jacket
While it's easy to prepare if you know exactly what to expect, there are many instances where a chance of showers later in the day means that bringing along some packable rain gear—like the Columbia Hydrotech Packable Rain Jacket—will be a smart decision.
Save face with the Sungaiter from Simms
With such a huge selection of sun-protective clothing available these days, it's easier than ever to block out the sun's harmful UV rays. The Sungaiter from Simms is one such product, designed to protect your face and neck under the most extreme conditions.
Make Your Own Luck in the Long Sleeve 13 Fishing Shield Shirt
In just a couple of years, 13 Fishing has made quite a splash in the fishing industry. Manufacturing rods and reels for everything from bass fishing to ice fishing, the quality and value of what they offer has resulted in them enjoying rapid growth. Like many companies, 13 Fishing also offers an array of apparel to keep you looking good on the water.
SIMMS New ExStream Jacket - Is It Enough?When TackleTour is outdoors on the water or out camping, chances are there are a number of SIMMS products being used. In fact, the subject of today's article is a piece of clothing, that at first glance, one might consider wearing out on the snow more so than out on the water. Introducing the SIMMS ExStream jacket.
STORMR STRYKR Jacket and Bib, Armor from the Elements
There are a lot of companies that are now designing and manufacturing foul weather gear for anglers, and now there is a new contender, STORMR, and they are offering something they believe is truly different versus all the existing manufacturers, rain gear constructed with Neoprene.
Flip-Flopping Perceptions with the Simms EbbTide Sandals
Just how much can you say about a pair of flip flops? That was exactly what I was thinking when I decided to purchase a pair at Tackle Warehouse for review. But the longer I fished in these sandals the more I appreciated just what the company put into the design of this seemingly simple class of footwear.  
More Than Just Rods and Reels:  The Shimano Technical Softshell Hooded Jacket
While rods and reels are Shimano's claim to fame, they do also offer a few types of apparel.  Introduced at ICAST 2012, their new Technical Softshell Hooded Jacket promises to keep anglers warm and dry when the weather is less than ideal.
Quite Possibly the Ultimate Fishing Shirt : Simms' Solarflex Hoody
Earlier this year, I caught wind of Simms' new Solarflex Hoody - a long sleeve pullover shirt with an integrated neck gaiter. I ordered two right away to check out. This long sleeve shirt features finger loops like a cycling shirt, a gaiter with a meshed breathing panel, and UPF 30 sun protection.
Going Rogue, Simms Hoody Style
One garment that seems to be a staple among bass anglers is the good old fashioned “hoody,” and while Simms does have traditional cotton based pullover hoodies, it is no surprise that they have introduced a premium technical version as well. Meet the Rogue Hoody, a new take on an old favorite.
Sporting the Orange and Black, Simms Premium Pro Dry Rain Jacket 
Like most of the company’s products the ProDry is immediately recognizable as Simms garment. The jacket features clean lines and is available in familiar Simms colors that include greys, greens and the bright orange that is a common element on many Simms garments.
Gear Up For Foul Weather Fishing with Gill's OS2 Rain Bibs
Gill’s OS2 Bib Trousers sits about mid-level in the manufacturer’s tier of rain pants. As the name suggests, it is a bib style pant that comes up to about mid back and chest and features built in suspenders. Realistically, this is one of those products we mentioned above as being originally designed for the sailing world, but in Gill’s case, their product has a natural cross over to fishing as well.
Time for a Dip with Maui Jim's Lagoon Shades
It's been nearly five years since we've taken a look through Maui Jim's familiar lenses so it's time to focus our sights once again and check out a product inspired by Keehi Lagoon Beach in Honolulu. Introducing Maui Jim's Lagoon shades.



Product Reviewed Date Posted

Shield Your Arms with Simms Sun Sleeves
Ready for the Storm, Gill’s IN21J Coast Sport Jacket
A “Buff” Sport Glove for Watersports and Fishing
Simms Solarflex Shirt Delivers Comfort and Sun Protection
The Rugged Shark Laguna Shoe Protects Anglers In and Out of the Water
An Everyday Jacket for Anglers, the Gill Inshore Lite
Protect Your Hands From Sun and Fins with Buff's Pro Series Angler Gloves
Going Tactical with Numa’s Durable X-Frame Optics
Smith Provides Shelter From the Sun and Wind
For Photo-Realistic Optics, The Choice is Clear : Costa Del Mar
“Buff” Sun Protection for Anglers
Armor for your hands, Gill’s Regatta Deckhand Gloves
Sunday Afternoons Provides UV Protection and Comfort with their Classic Island Breeze Shirt
A Better Fishing Shirt, the Under Armour Flats Guide II
Simms Sun Gloves are for more than just Fly Fishing
Maui Jim Greets the Fishing Industry with Their Nunui Aloha!
Maui Jim Greets the Sportfishing World With Four New Aloha-Style Offerings
Stylish polarized sunglasses that fit over prescription glasses – Live Eyewear’s Vistana
A shield from glare for anglers, Smith’s VTi Interchangeable Performance Optics 
“All Sports, All Polarized“ …We see just how well the Native Hardtop Sunglasses suit Anglers
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun AND Wind with Panoptx's Sirocco CV Shades
The new "Deluxe" Tulli Horizon Chest Pack gets tweaked with polished ergonomics and extra storage capacity
Full face protection with the comfortable and lightweight Save Phace Fish Hedz
frogg toggs' Pro Angler Suit... lightweight, compact, and 100% waterproof raingear
Blue Lizard sunscreen delivers protection across the UV spectrum
Tired of traditional fly vests? Sportgear's Tulli Chest Pack offers anglers a novel alternative
Polarized protection over your prescription glasses with Cocoons Eyewear
Seeing crystal clear with the new Action Optics Exuma
Extra Sun Protection afforded by Sunday Afternoons Adventure hat
(Preview) SealSkinz ChillBlocker Gloves and Socks due out for 2004
Polarized performance with style, the new Oakley Square Wire 2.0
Stay cool with a Personal Ozone Protection (P.O.P.) Sun Hat
Get a "sure" footing with Redington's top selling Sure Shoe Wading Boot
Hodgman brings the latest technology to market with their Wadetech wading shoes
Mountain Hardwear's Recon is designed to be the Ultimate Backcountry Outerwear
Exposure II, a bombproof multi-purpose waterproof/breathable parka, from Mountain Hardwear
The Lure Eyes Cuda will forever change the way you look at Sungear!
Do you hate cold wet feet?  Check out the SealSkinz Water Blocker socks that are 100% waterproof
A flexible fleece for backcountry anglers, the Ozone, by Mountain Hardwear
Versatile in adapting to various fishing situations, the Action Optics Seyschelle
Danalco's extreme SealSkinz gloves that are guaranteed to be 100% waterproof and breatheable
A new level of durability and breathability, the Simms "Guide Weight" Stockingfoots
A new view on fishing, Oakley's polarized a-wire sunglasses
A jacket built for the worst conditions, when fishing is typically at its best...The Simms Guide Jacket
Hodgman Neoprene Wading & Flat Shoes... how do they fit?
"If the glove fits...you must fish!" (Glacier Gloves)









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