One of the side effects of the COVID pandemic was that it got more people than ever before outdoors and into fishing and boating. What many of those newcomers have discovered is that to enjoy your time out on the water, you have to have the right gear to keep you dry, comfortable, and protected from the elements.
Unfortunately, as is the case with all outdoor gear, there’s a wide range of products on the market, and they range from cheap and poorly made to high-end but expensive. Trying to find quality gear at affordable prices can be challenging.
That challenge inspires the mission of WindRider, to help people enjoy more time outdoors and on the water by providing high-quality, easy-to-use, and reasonably priced products. One of the ways they achieve this is by selling direct to the consumer.
“We believe we can offer better products and better prices with our knowledge of sourcing and by selling direct,” explained WindRider CEO Robert Sanberg. “We stand by this by offering free shipping and free returns and an unconditional 30-day return policy. Try it and if you don’t like it send it back.”
WindRider Rain Gear
WindRider’s Pro Foul Weather Jacket and Bibs are waterproof and breathable, with all the features you’d find on high-end raingear. The jacket has fully taped seams, a roll-a-way hood with a bill, and a fleece-lined high collar that will keep your face warm even in sideways rain. Adjustable inner cuffs prevent water from running down the sleeves when casting, and fleece-lined pockets warm your hands between fishing sessions. There are two extra-deep lower pockets that are easy-access with Velcro, two zipper chest pockets that are big enough for your smartphone, and an internal pocket for anything that you want to keep inside the jacket.
The matching WindRider Pro Foul Weather Bibs offer the same high-quality construction, double zippers for convenience, and plenty of pockets for your cellphone, keys, and any fishing tackle you want to keep at hand.
The WindRider Pro Foul Weather Jacket is available in black, red, white.
The WindRider Pro Foul Weather Bibs are available in black and red.
WindRider Sun Gear
When you’re blessed with good weather on the water, make sure you stay cool and protected from the sun’s rays. The WindRider Helios long sleeve fishing shirt is made of moisture-wicking material that offers UPF50+ protection and has mesh sides to vent out the heat. Plus it’s stain-resistant so you won’t have to worry about the blood and grime ruining your new favorite shirt.
If you want to fish all day and not have to worry about reapplying sunscreen every 15 minutes, pick up a WindRider Helios Neck Gaiter. You can use it as a face mask, a neck gaiter or a headband. It will wick moisture away from your skin and dry quickly, keeping you cool. UPF50 is right in the fabric, so no more uncomfortable sunblock on your neck or face.
The WindRider Helios Longsleeve Fishing Shirt is available in four fun colors and priced at $29.95.
The WindRider Helios Neck Gaiter is available in 15 colors and priced at $14.95.