Fishing Apparel and Accessories Guide

Discover the best outdoor and fishing apparel of 2020!

2020 Apparel Guide

Check out our editors’ picks for the best in fishing and boating apparel and accessories – so you can stay comfortable on the water and keep your focus on fishing!

Foul-Weather Gear
Grundens Downrigger Jacket and Bib

Grundens Downrigger Jacket and Bib

Jacket: $349 | Bib: $329 grundens.com

As Grunden’s workhorse Gore-Tex fishing suit, the Downrigger blends exterior ruggedness with the comfort of a liner. The jacket has a single chest pocket, an adjustable cuff closure, and a hood that handles wind and rain without flopping around. The bib has handwarmer pockets and leg zippers for easy on/off.

Guy Cotten Fishing Bib

Guy Cotten Fishing Bib

Though lightweight and breathable, this fishing bib provides full wind-blocking and waterproof protection, along with a comfortable fit.

Grundens Charter Jacket

Grundens Charter Jacket

Featuring Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, which provides an improved interior next-to-skin feel, the Charter jacket is extremely breathable and highly packable. Features include zippered handwarmer pockets and adjustable closures on the sleeves.

STORMR STRYKR

STORMR STRYKR

Jacket: $300 | Bib: $300 stormrusa.com

Neoprene Core Technology provides windproof, waterproof, and insulating qualities by combining a membrane of soft, thin, neoprene with a durable, water-repellent outer fabric and interior wicking fleece. Redesigned to be 25% lighter in weight and with 20% more stretch, the Strykr has improved mobility and overall comfort.


Simms 2020 Challenger Suit

Simms 2020 Challenger Suit

Jacket: $200 | Bib: $200 simmsfishing.com

The Challenger’s waterproof, breathable jacket features an adjustable hood, zippered chest pocket, and interior sunglasses chamois. The bib features an internal waist adjustment, drop-in plier pocket, two chest handwarmer pockets, and zippered cuffs for easy on/off.

Columbia PFG Storm Jacket

Columbia PFG Storm Jacket

$70-$80 columbia.com

This waterproof, breathable jacket packs into its own pocket and stashes into a gear bag or tackle box, making sure you never get caught in the rain.

STORMR Nano

STORMR Nano

Jacket: $130 | Pants: $99.95 stormrusa.com

A lightweight, waterproof, and breathable outer shell with superior durability and performance, the Nano series delivers protection in warm, hot, and tropical conditions. The Nano is perfect for summer’s rapidly changing weather.

Fishing Shirts
Columbia PFG Grander Marlin Woven Long Sleeve Shirt

Columbia PFG Grander Marlin Woven Long Sleeve Shirt

This button-down is technically geared for fishing but versatile enough for everyday wear. Features include UPF 50 sun protection, water-repellent fabric, venting, and a single chest pocket.

Grundens Bayamo Cooling Longsleeve Shirt

Grundens Bayamo Cooling Longsleeve Shirt

With dual chest pockets, roll-up sleeve tabs, and mesh venting on the back, the Bayamo Longsleeve offers a sleek, modern take on the classic fishing button-down shirt.

Grundens Platform Shortsleeve

Grundens Platform Shortsleeve

With engineered stretch, this shirt allows for full range of fishing motion with its 50 UPF protection, stain release, anti-odor, and moisture-wicking fabric.

L.L. Bean Insect Shield Hoodie

L.L. Bean Insect Shield Hoodie

Keep biting insects at bay with this ultra-comfortable fishing hoodie that’s versatile enough to wear on just about any type of outdoor adventure.

Bimini Bay Cabo Crew III Long Sleeve

Bimini Bay Cabo Crew III Long Sleeve

The moisture-wicking, 40 UPF protection fabric, coupled with Bimini Bay’s Bloodguard stain-release, makes the Cabo Crew III the perfect shirt for offshore fishing.

Huk Icon X Camo Longsleeve

Huk Icon X Camo Longsleeve

The synthetic material in this fishing performance shirt spreads moisture (i.e., sweat) over a larger surface area, creating a rapid drying effect that cools the body.

Sun Protection
Columbia Freezer Zero II Neck Gaiter

Columbia Freezer Zero II Neck Gaiter

This fishing gaiter keeps you extra cool with sweat-activated cooling material and moisture management.

Costa Diego

Costa Diego

$279 (polarized glass 580) costadelmar.com

Costa’s most advanced fishing performance sunglasses feature a vented spring-hinge system to maximize airflow and enhance fit, plus sweat management channels that wick away moisture.

Grundens Solstrale Hoodie

Grundens Solstrale Hoodie

This feature-rich solar hoodie is made from 50 UPF protection, stain-release, and temperature-control fabric, with a scuba-style hood that provides full head and neck coverage from UV rays.

AFTCO Yurei Airomesh Performance Shirt

AFTCO Yurei Airomesh Performance Shirt

Made with super-breathable fabric throughout, this quick-dry shirt helps anglers conquer hot and humid days with moisture-wicking UPF 40 sun protection.

Simms SolarFlex UltraCool Armor

Simms SolarFlex UltraCool Armor

The full-coverage hoodie and gaiter, along with cooling, quick-drying, wicking fabric provide total sun protection and a way to beat the heat on the hottest days of the season.

Lifestyle Gear
On The Water Pen & Ink Striper Longsleeve Tee

On The Water Pen & Ink Striper Longsleeve Tee

Featuring artwork by On The Water’s Andy Nabreski, this longsleeve tee sports a unique striper logo on the back.

Black Dog Outfitters Longsleeve Tuna Tech Tee

Black Dog Outfitters Longsleeve Tuna Tech Tee

Wicking, quick-drying, and breathable with UV protection of 30, this 100% poly shirt features a sharp tuna design front and back with the classic Black Dog logo on the back.

Black Dog Ladies’ Classic Fisherman

Black Dog Ladies’ Classic Fisherman

Black Dog has taken their iconic fisherman sweatshirt style and refined it to a classic ladies’ fit. Stylish stand-up collar, kangaroo pocket, and cuffed sleeves and hem make it an excellent cool-weather choice on and off the water.

On The Water Striper Socks

On The Water Striper Socks

Show your love of striped bass and add a splash of color to your outfit with On The Water’s striper socks.

Bimini Bay Boca II Short

Bimini Bay Boca II Short

These rugged shorts feature CoolTek quick-dry nylon, perfect for staying cool while working the cockpit offshore or lounging at the dock. Nine pockets provide plenty of storage for the small tools that you want to keep handy while on the water.

Huk Elements Boxer Brief

Huk Elements Boxer Brief

Breathable boxers provide all-day comfort and Mossy Oaks Elements styling.

Shimano Castor Tech Tee

Shimano Castor Tech Tee

With 4-way stretch fabric and 30 UPF protection, this shirt provides a comfortable fit for sunny days on the water.

Tak Waterman Wavey Striper Tee

Tak Waterman Wavey Striper Tee

This lightweight crew-neck tee features TAK’s one-of-a-kind “wavey striper” logo on the front and back.

AFTCO Overboard Shorts

AFTCO Overboard Shorts

Built to keep your valuables safe whether you are on or in the water, the Overboard fishing shorts feature an integrated submersible roll-top pocket.

Rapala Hooded Sweatshirt

Rapala Hooded Sweatshirt

Combining comfort, function, and warmth, the full-fleece interior of the Rapala hoodie is warm without being too heavy.

White Water Life Montauk ¼-Zip

White Water Life Montauk ¼-Zip

The Montauk pullover features soft brushed poly spandex and side venting for a great hand feel and just the right amount of stretch.

Waders & Footwear
PFG Low Drag Shoe

PFG Low Drag Shoe

(Men’s and Women’s) – $85 columbia.com

The quick-dry open mesh and leather is designed to prevent stains without affecting breathability, while the Omni-grip outer sole provides optimal traction.

XTRATUF Men’s Wheelhouse 6-inch Ankle Deck Boot

XTRATUF Men’s Wheelhouse 6-inch Ankle Deck Boot

(Mens and Womens) – $120 xtratuf.com

This commercial-grade version of the popular Ankle Deck Boot is reinforced in high-wear areas such as the toe and heel for maximum durability.

Grundens Deck Boss Ankle Boots

Grundens Deck Boss Ankle Boots

(Men’s and Women’s) – $100 grundens.com

With an anti-microbial, temperature-regulating liner, these ankle-high deck boots were designed for warm-weather fishing and can be worn with anything, from bibs to shorts.

Simms G4 and G4Z Pro Wader

Simms G4 and G4Z Pro Wader

Simms’ most durable wader yet features three-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell upper and four-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell lower for rugged durability in the water and on the trail. Compression-molded stockingfeet are designed to provide enhanced comfort and improved boot fit. The G4Z model includes an extended YKK waterproof zipper for quick relief and easy on/off.

Shimano Evair Boat Shoe

Shimano Evair Boat Shoe

Made with an an ultra-light EVA mid-sole to keep your feet comfortable all day, these boat shoes feature a mesh upper made from quick-dry fabric. Bending the heel down allows them to be worn as a sandal, and the non-marking sole provides stable traction on deck.

Simms Flyweight Wet Wading Shoe

Simms Flyweight Wet Wading Shoe

Made to wade cool waters on hot days, the Flyweight features a grippy Vibram outsole and weighs in at only 20 ounces.

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  1. Joseph Seed

    If I see someone fishing in a $90 shirt I’m going to go out of my way to unintentionally spill a stain-able drink on you. Also Grundens is trash. That is all

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