Gear Review: Whitewater Fishing Great Lakes Pro Jacket and Bib


Whitewater Fishing Great Lakes Pro Jacket and Bibs


With its lightweight and durable properties, this foul-weather fishing suit boasts an athletic form with incredibly flexible functionality. A proprietary three-layer design includes an exterior fabric, laminate and light internal fabric layer that yields a 20k waterproof rating. By American National Standards Institute (ANSI) criteria, that means the fabric can endure 20,000 mm of water in what’s called a Hydrostatic Head Test before any moisture gets through. Essentially, the fabric is pulled tight under a tube with a 1-inch diameter and observed for 24 hours to see how many millimeters of water it can withstand before soak through.


Whitewater Fishing’s Great Lakes Pro Jacket and Bibs epitomize the company’s commitment to designing performance fishing apparel with the integration of fabric, fit and technology. Jacket features include an adjustable three-piece hood and stiff brim to block rain, AquaGuard Waterproof two-way main zipper, taped seams, two zippered external pockets and one internal pocket, and adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs and waist.

Bibs feature adjustable suspenders with silicone grip, AquaGuard Waterproof two-way main zipper, dual high-strength molded waist adjusters, AquaGuard Waterproof zippered pockets (two chest, two waist and two thigh), and AquaGuard Waterproof waist-high leg zippers, and hook-and-loop cuff adjustments. Jacket and bibs each include two Sewn-in D-rings.





In addition to its extreme waterproof rating, the Whitewater Fishing Great Lakes Pro Jacket and Bibs fabric is windproof and boasts a breathability rating of 30,000g/m² (30,000 grams of water vapor passes through a square meter of the fabric from the inside to the outside in a 24-hour period). To showcase its products at the sport’s highest level, Whitewater Fishing put its name on one of the brightest and most promising young anglers to compete on the Bassmaster Elite Series — Jay Przekurat.

Describing what he prefers about the product, the 2022 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year said: “I like how comfortable and easy to move around they are. Feels like you’re wearing a sweatshirt and pants. It’s just the ease of moving around the boat to land fish and not feeling constrained.”