Grundéns recently unveiled a new, rugged line of fishing rain gear in partnership with Gore-Tex comprised of three jackets and two 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,” said 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.”
The flagship products in the Gore-Tex series are the new Buoy X 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. The jackets are 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.