ICAST 2016: The New Sportfishing Collection from Grundens
I have always associated the Grundens brand with rugged clothing designed more towards commercial applications. Anyone who has spent much time around a harbor or fishing aboard charter boats has likely seen boat crews wearing their popular bibs. With the new sportfishing lineup from Grundens, they have taken a different route by offering apparel that will be a great fit for not just the recreational angler, but the casual wearer as well!
Dark & Stormy Jacket/Bib: Anglers that fish in foul conditions may want to have a closer look at these new garments from Grundens. Utilizing waterproof and breathable DValpine eVent fabric, the new Dark & Stormy jackets and bibs provide essential protection while staying lightweight and comfortable. For stowing accessories, the jacket features five large zippered chest pockets, a large rear zippered pocket, as well as two waterproof zippered hand pockets to keep those hands protected. Other noteworthy features include a wind/water skirt, waterproof front zipper, adjustable recessed neoprene cuffs, adjustable roll-away drop hood, D-ring tool attachments, and push-button hem cord locks that are adjustable. The bibs sport such well-thought-out features like cargo pockets, waterproof zip fly, chest hand-warming pockets, adjustable waist cinch, D-ring tool attachment, and adjustable suspenders. Both the jackets and bibs come in sizes S–3XL in Dark Slate or Olive Night color schemes. Jacket MSRP $380 / Bib MSRP $350
Stormlight Jacket: Both waterproof and breathable, this jacket is constructed of lightweight nylon neo-stretch material for great comfort and protection. Some key features of the jacket include zippered storage pockets, an adjustable hood, waterproof front zipper, adjustable hem, and adjustable cuffs to help seal out water. The jacket is not only good looking and full of features, but it's easy to pack which makes it great to travel with or keep on hand for those unexpected downpours. Available in sizes S–3XL in Dark Slate, Olive Night, Burnt Orange, Glacier Grey, and Black colors. MSRP $165
Dawn Patrol Jacket: This water and stain-resistant jacket is constructed using nylon and hydrophobic 40g polyfill insulation keeping it both lightweight and warm. Features include snap-up front, snap cuffs, adjustable hem, and chest and hand pockets. The Dawn Patrol jacket not only looks great for fishing, but for more casual wear as well. Colors: Dark Slate, Olive Night, Burnt Orange, Glacier Grey, Black. Sizes S–3XL MSRP $95
Hooksetter Shirts: Available in both long and short sleeves, Hooksetter shirts offer quick-dry, stain-resistant, water-resistant fabric that's both light and stretchy. On these garments you'll find a snap front closure, chest pockets, shoulder blade vents, and articulated armpit design for range of motion. Depending on the color, these shirts also offer excellent sun protection with either a UPF 30 or UPF 50 rating. Sizes: S–3XL Colors: Dark Slate, Olive Night, Burnt Orange, Dusty Turquoise, Blue Water, Glacier Grey, or Egert colors available. MSRP $65 (SS) / $70 (LS)
Flybridge Shirts: Also available with either long or short sleeves, these attractive quick-drying shirts are stretchy, stain-resistant, and water-resistant. Armed with cooling shoulder blade vents, other smart features of the Flybridge includes snap front closure, "fish head" button design, chest pockets, articulated armpits, and convertible sleeve tabs and snap cuffs (LS only). All shirts come equipped with UPF 50 protection and can be had in sizes S–3XL. Color schemes include Dark Slate Plaid and Dusty Turq Plaid. MSRP $70 (SS) / $75 (LS)
Breakwater Pants and Shorts: These stylish quick-dry, water-resistant, stain-resistant shorts and pants provide 4-way stretch fabric and UPF 50 sun protection. For increased abrasion resistance in key areas, Grundens uses exclusive TidalWeave fabric technology in these garments. Additional features include an integrated tool pocket lined with SuperFabric for durability, security and cargo pockets, and articulated knee and crotch gussets for freedom of movement. Waist sizes: 30–42 / Inseams (pants): S = 30" R = 32" L = 34" / Colors: Dark Slate, Olive Night, Monument Grey, Sandstone / MSRP $75 (shorts) $89.99 (pants)
Fish Head Shorts: (left) These board shorts tout UPF 50 protection with quick-drying 4-way stretch fabric. They also come equipped with a SuperFabric lined tool pocket, mesh-vent hand pockets, cord-tie waistband, zippered fly, and a zippered cargo pocket. Waist sizes: 30–42 / Colors: Butternut Camo, Dusty Turq Camo, Monument Camo, Monument Grey, Burnt Orange / MSRP $55
Gaff Shorts: (right) Designed to keep you cool, Gaff shorts sport 4-way stretch fabric along with water and stain resistance. Along with quick-drying capabilities, they also come standard with features like UPF 50 protection, SuperFabric tool pocket, storage pockets, hand pockets, zippered fly, and a snap waistband. Waist sizes: 30–42 / Colors: Dark Slate, Olive Night, Burnt Orange, Sandstone, Black / MSRP $60
Fish Head Neck Gaiter: Stretchy 92% nylon / 8% spandex construction that's moisture-wicking, lightweight, and offers UPF 50 protection. Offered in one size and in Butternut Camo, Dusty Turq Camo, and Monument Camo color schemes. MSRP $24.99
Fish Head Shirt: Delivering UPF 50 protection, Fish Head shirts offer stretchy, quick-drying material designed with an integrated cooling yarn to keep you comfortable in the heat. This garment also touts flatlock stitch seaming, a drop-tail hem, and chest pocket. Color choices include Monument, Burnt Orange, Dusty Turq, Egert, Butternut Camo, Dusty Turq Camo, and Monument Camo. If you want to get your hands on this long-sleeve shirt, expect to pay an MSRP of $45
Coming in Fall 2016: Women's gear!