ICAST 2019: Grundens and Gore-Tex Fishing Rain Gear

Grundéns, in partnership with Gore-Tex, has released a new line of rugged fishing rain gear.

The line consists of 3 jackets and 2 bibs, all designed with specific fishing features and utilizing Gore-Tex’s proprietary waterproof breathable technology.
“Gore-Tex is synonymous with waterproof breathable protection and the Guaranteed to Keep You Dry promise. By combining our years of experience building apparel for one of the toughest jobs on the planet with their membrane technology, we’ve created an exceptional line of products,” says David Mellon, CEO of Grundéns. “All five styles are designed and built for a specific use, and users will find that they are more rugged than what is currently offered for fishing and offer better performance than anything Grundéns has ever produced. There is a style and feature set that will appeal to nearly all anglers and we know our customers will be stoked with this line of products.”

Buoy X Jacket (Metal)

Buoy X Jacket and Bib
$479 and $449
The flagship products are the new Buoy X Gore-Tex Jacket and Bib. Utilizing Gore-Tex 3-layer laminate, the 150-denier face fabric is treated with C6 DWR for maximum water beading performance and avoids wet-out that can be created by contamination from oil, blood, or fish slime. The result is the burliest Gore-Tex garments ever produced for the fishing industry. The jacket includes neoprene shingled cuffs in the sleeves, dual zippered storage pockets, and a kill switch anchor among other fishing-centric features.

Buoy X Bibs (Orange)

The jacket will be available in three colors in sizes from small to 3XL and retail for $479. The bibs utilize Grundéns famous adjustable suspenders, a Grundéns removable belt, and water diversion system at the front lower closure. Available in two colors in sizes from small to 3XL, the bibs will retail for $449.

Downrigger Bibs (Anchor)

Downrigger Jacket and Bib
$349 and $329
The workhorse fishing suit is the Downrigger Gore-Tex Jacket and Bibs. Built with Gore-Tex 2-layer laminate technology, the Downrigger maintains the same exterior ruggedness and water beading performance of the Buoy X but at a more affordable price and the next-to-skin comfort of a liner. The Downrigger jacket has a single chest pocket, an adjustable hook and loop cuff closure and a unique hood that handles wind and rain while running in boats without flopping around.

Downrigger Jacket (Black)

Also available in three colors ranging from small to 3XL the Downrigger Gore-Tex Jacket will retail for $349. The Downrigger Gore-Tex bib has handwarmer pockets and lower leg zippers to facilitate easy on/off over bibs. Available in two colors in sizes from small to 3XL, the bibs will retail for $329.

Charter Jacket (Camo)

Charter Jacket
The most portable jacket in the line is the packable Charter Gore-Tex Jacket. Featuring Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, which provides an improved interior next-to-skin feel compared to classic Paclite technology, the jacket is extremely breathable and highly packable. Gore-Tex Paclite Plus offers an improved interior next-to skin feel compared to classic Paclite technology. The compressible jacket has engineered sleeves for range of motion, zippered hand warmer pockets, and adjustable hook and loop closure on the sleeves. Available in two colors including refraction camo glacier, the Charter Gore-Tex Jacket will be available in sizes from small to 3XL and retail for $269.

According to Director of Product Design Curtis Graves, “Grundéns is the newest Gore-Tex brand in fishing and our rainwear is super rugged and burly. Nobody else’s can compare. We have every confidence that when customers get their hands on these products, they’ll be exceptionally happy and won’t return to anything less rugged.”

Available  on Grundens.com and select dealers in Fall 2019, the line will be widely available at all retailers in Spring of 2020.

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