Gear Review: HUK Hydra Reflective Jacket

What is it?

HUK Hydra Reflective Jacket

What sets it apart?

Anglers typically try to avoid being spotted by competitors and the fish, but when fishing during low-light periods, strolling across a dark boat ramp parking lot, or in an emergency scenario, visibility is your friend. Recognizing this safety concern, HUK built the Hydra Reflective Jacket (and matching bibs) with Reflectek Technology, which illuminates the pattern when hit with light. From flashlights to headlights, the reflective material on the jacket’s sleeves and sections of the bibs ensure you’re seen when it matters most.

How do I use it?

Made from a lightweight stretch fabric with a 10k/10k waterproof/breathability rating, the Hydra Reflective Jacket includes a stain-resistant treatment that facilitates cleanup, along with taped seams and waterproof zippers, which keep wind and water out. Anglers also find the vented collar helpful in keeping optics from fogging, while a shaped bill and drawcords at the front and rear ensure the right fit. This windproof jacket’s cuffs include a hinged lockable closure to keep water on the outside.

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Angler’s insight:

The HUK Hydra Reflective Jacket looks like a versatile item that can play multiple roles from those warm, wet days when you just need to keep the rain off, to layering over a hoodie when fall or late spring delivers chilly mornings. It’s also nice that HUK has incorporated a lot of functionality into a jacket that easily packs into kayak storage. The high-vis technology is especially important for paddle anglers.