Now with Three Open Water Rainwear Options, Striker has you Covered from Early Spring to Late Fall
It’s no secret that Striker has been a juggernaut in the ice fishing apparel industry for quite some time. In recent years, the Hudson, WI based company has expanded into the open water industry with an excellent selection of UPF Coolwave™ clothing and high-performance rainwear for the spring, summer and fall months.
In 2020, Striker rainwear made an especially big splash with the introduction of the Adrenaline jacket and bib. Now new for 2021, Striker is set to unveil the Denali jacket and bibs. These products are in addition to the already popular eVolve rain suit that helped launch Striker’s summer rain gear offerings in 2019. Now with three options for open water fishermen, Striker has you covered for any wet conditions, ranging from a warm summer rain to a cold fall sleet.
Each of Striker’s rain suits have their own unique qualities that allow them to shine in a variety of conditions. Let us look at each model and the specific features that should have you considering these products for the upcoming fishing season.
First is the eVolve series, which provides anglers an ultra-breathable, warm weather rain jacket and bib. For the open water season, the eVolve is a classic set a rain gear that will keep you dry and comfortable in the harshest summer conditions. From violent thunderstorms with whipping wind and rain to hot and humid climates with intermittent showers, eVolve has you covered.
A favorite among many anglers is the jackets 3-point adjustable hood, which of course provides protection from the elements but more importantly is comfortable, unbothersome and travels very well even at high boat speeds. It’s important to note that this hood is on all Striker rain jackets. The adjustable hem and cuffs of the eVolve jacket are designed with movement and comfort in mind. An oversized fleece-lined collar provides added protection during early morning hauls. Striker has done an incredible job of implementing small but important features that anglers utilize and often rely on. This is apparent in the eVolve jacket thanks to two kill switch attachment points on the front and reflective hits on the inner cuffs and back shoulders for safety.
The eVolve bibs are lightweight yet extremely durable. They feature knee-high zippers that allow you to get in and out quickly when conditions are changing. An articulated seat and legs provide much-needed movement and mobility, while fleece-lined chest pockets keep your hands dry and warm on crisp mornings. The eVolve jacket and bib separate themselves from the competition due to their ability to breath no matter the temperature range, all while providing ultimate protection against the elements.
For those seeking a year-round rain suit, the Adrenaline jacket and bib were introduced to Striker’s line last year. The Adrenaline offers comfort and breathability with a little extra muscle to keep you warm on cold rainy days. Seam-sealed waterproof construction with neoprene cuffs on the jacket and YKK zippers throughout all work overtime to keep the nasty elements out. The jacket has a rugged 2.5-layer shell to protect you from water and wind while simultaneously working to push unwanted sweat and moisture out. Like the eVolve, a 3-point adjustable hood, oversized fleece-lined collar and adjustable cuff closures are all available to anglers.
The Adrenaline bibs also sport a highly breathable 2.5-layer shell that keeps you warm but prevents you from over-heating, while a 100% seam-sealed waterproof construction keeps rain and other moisture from penetrating. Waist-high zippers, oversized cargo pockets, adjustable leg cuff closures and a suspender system that will help prevent shoulder fatigue are all functional features that anglers will appreciate.
Last but certainly not least is the newest addition to Striker’s rainwear lineup. The insulated Denali rain jacket and bib are the answer when mother nature dishes out a blast of bitter cold. Body-mapped Primaloft® Silver insulation takes the Denali to a whole new level. On the nastiest of days when you’re up against rain and cold temperatures, you won’t have to waver back and forth between your summer raingear or your ice fishing suit. The Denali provides premium warmth without the bulk, allowing anglers freedom of movement during their time on the water. A Hydrapore® Pro waterproof, breathable and windproof system provides a durable barrier of protection from rain, sleet, snow, or wave splash. The popular 3-point adjustable hood in combination with an adjustable hem and internal stretch neoprene cuffs lock out the elements and keep moisture from working its way inside the jacket.
Offering the same bulletproof insulation and waterproofing as the jacket, the Denali bibs can be customized to fit on the fly with fully adjustable suspenders, waist straps, ankle cuffs and full-length leg zippers. A pair of warm bibs is often times the most important component in helping to keep your core warm. There is no shortage of extremely warm, insulated bibs on the market but very few offer the mobility and lightweight construction of the Denali.
So there you have it, three great options from Striker that meet the demands of any conditions anglers might face throughout the season. Whether you’re a weekend fisherman or a hardcore tournament angler, comfort is the key to having an enjoyable and productive day on the water. Visit www.strikerbrands.com to find the gear that you need to make this upcoming season a success.