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Best Offshore Foul-Weather Gear

Our roundup of the newest gear to keep you dry

June 13, 2022
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A sudden downpour in the tropics, a summer thunderstorm off the Bahamas, or just flying salt spray from a wet trip back to the dock—at some point, you will need a good foul-weather jacket. Here are some of the best on the market today.

Gill Pro Tournament Jacket

Gill Pro Tournament
Gill Pro Tournament Jon Whittle

The Pro Tournament has a highly technical three-layer design that offers protection against wind and water, with fully taped seams and an enduring water-repellent finish, which offers great protection from wet weather and salt spray. The Vortex hood technology keeps the hood in place when traveling at high speeds too. gillfishing.com

Grundéns Gambler

Grundéns Gambler Angling Jacket
Grundéns Gambler Angling Jacket Jon Whittle

The company’s flagship angling jacket, the Gambler, is constructed with all the features demanded by professional tournament anglers. It optimizes waterproofness, comfort and mobility, thanks in part to built-in stretch panels and a shingled cuff design as well as its Gore-Tex construction. It’s packed with features and built with all the toughness and reliability of the Grundéns brand. grundens.com

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Pelagic Chubasco Jacket

Pelagic Chubasco Jacket
Pelagic Chubasco Jacket Jon Whittle

To keep you dry in the wettest conditions, Pelagic’s new Chubasco Jacket is composed of a lightweight, 100 percent waterproof PVC shell that offers a superior barrier from the ocean’s relentless elements. Designed for the traveling fisherman, this jacket packs easily and features a loose-cut design for optimal mobility. pelagicgear.com

AFTCO Barricade Elite Jacket

AFTCO Barricade Elite Jacket
AFTCO Barricade Elite Jacket Jon Whittle

Built with wet-weather fishing in mind, the Barricade Elite jacket has 100 percent nylon four-layer construction to keep you warm and dry even in the harshest conditions, with a 30K waterproof rating and 7K breathable system to vent excess moisture and body heat. The double dry cuff and YKK chest zippers are designed to keep water from sneaking in as you move about the cockpit. aftco.com

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Huk Mossy Oak Tournament Jacket

HUK Mossy Oak Tournament Jacket
HUK Mossy Oak Tournament Jacket Jon Whittle

Designed to perform at the highest levels, the Mossy Oak Tournament Jacket is windproof and waterproof, with fully taped seams, a storm flap, covered zippered chest pocket, covered flap hand pockets, adjustable hood, and adjustable hem and cuffs. A highly durable water-repellent coating and the waterproof/breathable material work to fight moisture on three unique levels, keeping you dry and agile. hukgear.com

Salt Life Excursion Waterproof Hooded Jacket

Salt Life Excursion Waterproof Jacket
Salt Life Excursion Waterproof Jacket Jon Whittle

The Excursion waterproof micro ripstop hooded jacket features a brushed tricot-lined mock neck, a vented back yoke with mesh lining, fully adjustable hidden cinch toggles, and three zippered pockets, plus a fully waterproof construction with taped seams and reflective trim for low-light visibility. saltlife.com

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Columbia PFG Terminal OutDry Hybrid Jacket

Columbia PFG Terminal OutDry Hybrid Jacket
Columbia PFG Terminal OutDry Hybrid Jacket Jon Whittle

An industry leader in outdoor apparel, Columbia offers its 100 percent waterproof and breathable jacket in men’s and women’s styles. With an attached adjustable hood, adjustable waist and watertight sleeve cuffs, this angler-friendly jacket means you may be wet on the outside, but you’re dry on the inside. columbia.com

Aftco Hydronaut Jacket

Aftco Hydronaut Jacket
Aftco Hydronaut Jacket Jon Whittle

An ICAST 2018 winner, this jacket is changing the way we look at rain gear. The vented hood helps eliminate flapping when underway, and the chest mount for your camera leaves you practically hands-free while in tournament mode. aftco.com

Grundéns Tourney Jacket

Grundéns Tourney Jacket
Grundéns Tourney Jacket Jon Whittle

Fishermen have relied on this brand for years. The jacket is made with a sturdy stretch fabric that allows full movement, whether you’re tossing a cast net or pulling the anchor. grundens.com

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Pelagic Tempest Pro Storm Jacket

Pelagic Tempest Pro Storm Jacket
Pelagic Tempest Pro Storm Jacket Jon Whittle

Built for fishing, this jacket keeps you warm with its fleece lining and face-warming collar. With multiple utility pockets, your phone and other belongings are safe from whatever the ocean throws at you. pelagicgear.com

Huk Leviathan Bibs

Huk Leviathan Bibs
Huk Leviathan Bibs Jon Whittle

When others are hiding from the spray and rain, you’re still fishing. These bibs keep you in the game and protected from the elements — storm or no storm. hukgear.com

Gill Race Fusion Salopettes

Gill Race Fusion salopettes
Gill Race Fusion Salopettes Jon Whittle

Both functional and fashionable, these bibs offer three-layer waterproof and breathable protection. With a superstretch back panel, you’ll stay dry and cozy even in the nastiest conditions. gillmarine.com

Avid Typhoon Rain Jacket

Avid Typhoon Rain Jacket
Avid Typhoon Rain Jacket Jon Whittle

This could be the ultimate warm-weather rain jacket. Underarm vents keep you cool, while the water-resistant shell keeps you dry. avidgear.com

Huk Leviathan Jacket

Huk Leviathan Jacket
Huk Leviathan Jacket Jon Whittle

If you have ever fallen overboard at night, you know the importance of not only being seen, but being seen quickly. This series is woven with Reflectek technology, making you highly visible at night when hit with a light source. hukgear.com

Aftco Hydronaut Waterproof Bibs

Aftco Hydronaut Waterproof Bibs
Aftco Hydronaut Waterproof Bibs Jon Whittle

These hypercomfortable bibs have extra-wide ComfortFlex shoulder straps and articulated knees that keep you mobile all day long. Developed with the help of AFTCO’s pro staff, it’s waterproof, high-performance gear that fishes hard. aftco.com

Grundéns Tourney Bibs

Grundéns Tourney Bibs
Grundéns Tourney Bibs Jon Whittle

Long gone are the days of only one option. These flexible bibs are not only 100 percent waterproof, they are 100 percent comfortable. Lightweight and durable, they’re guaranteed to be a staple in any temperate fisherman’s closet. grundens.com

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