Gear Review: Gill Race Fusion Suit

What is it?

Gill Race Fusion Suit

What sets it apart?

Designed for use in demanding conditions with full freedom of movement, the Race Fusion Jacket is made with a three-layer waterproof and breathable fabric, fully taped seams for a waterproof seal and a durable water repellent finish. Anglers will appreciate comfort details like the quick-dry brushed mesh collar lining, hand warmer pockets with YKK Aquaguard water resistant zips and a packable, three-layer hi-vis hood with a three-way volume adjustment system and internal fleece lined cord channel.

How do I use it?

The Race Fusion Jacket includes an adjustable outer cuff with Polyurethane inner seals for watertight comfort, adjustable hem for optimal fit and a longer back hem for maximum protection. The jacket includes anti-corrosion water resistant YKK Aquaguard zips and Duraflex D-ring attachment point for marine tools or kill-cord leash. Available in sizes XXXS - XXXXL with black and tango (orange) color options.

Matching salopettes offer the same performance and comfort fit, along with external waist adjustment, reinforced seat and knees and a Navigator pocket with touchpad capability and multi-tool storage.

How much?

$349 (jacket or salopettes)

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Angler’s insight:

The company renowned for developing functional, dependable foul-weather gear for the demanding environment of offshore racing brings that same technology to the fishing industry, where remaining warm and dry is more than a creature comfort thing — it’s a requirement for consistent performance. Shivering anglers are less accurate casters, while awkward, bulky outerwear impedes critical movements. Looks like Gill has done a solid job of addressing these points.