Gear Review: AFTCO Women’s Barricade Bib and Jacket


The AFTCO Women’s Barricade Bib and Jacket set the standard for female anglers facing adverse weather conditions. Both items are constructed with a durable three-layer ripstop polyester fabric, boasting 20K waterproof and 5K breathability ratings to ensure dryness and comfort. The bib features an innovative plier pocket and adjustable jacquard elastic shoulder straps for functionality and fit, while the jacket incorporates a SpeedVent airflow hood designed to alleviate neck strain at high speeds. Each piece is treated with a DWR water repellent finish and utilizes YKK AquaGuard zippers to keep the elements out​​​​​​.


Designed for versatility and performance, the Barricade Bib and Jacket are ideal for anglers pursuing their passion regardless of the weather. The bib’s thigh pocket and 300D plier pocket offer practical storage, while its waist slide adjustment system ensures a perfect fit. The jacket’s SpeedVent hood and elasticated hem cinch adapt to your speed on the water, providing protection without sacrificing mobility. Combined, this rain gear offers unparalleled protection and comfort, making it a reliable choice for long days on the water​​​​​​.


The Women’s Barricade Bib is priced at $229, and the Jacket at $249.


For more details, visit AFTCO’s official website.


My time on the water with the AFTCO Women’s Barricade Bib and Jacket has been nothing short of exceptional. The lightweight yet robust construction has kept me dry and comfortable in conditions where lesser gear would have faltered. The thoughtful design details, like the plier pocket on the bib and the SpeedVent hood on the jacket, highlight AFTCO’s commitment to anglers’ needs. This gear not only performs well but also offers a flattering fit. As a woman who has been using men’s bibs for most of my life, it’s very empowering to know that my bibs accentuate my female body. This proves that AFTCO prioritizes high-quality fishing apparel for women. Whether bracing against a downpour or navigating through a misty morning, this set has become my go-to for reliable weather protection.