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Gear Review: Rapala Rain Gear

WHAT IS IT?

Rapala Rain Gear

WHAT SETS IT APART?

Water happens. Whether it’s rain or wave spray, staying dry means remaining comfortable — the essential element of focused fishing. The Rapala RAIN Pro jacket-and-bib combo is built to repel precipitation while allowing moisture and vapor to escape. Waterproof and breathable, this outerwear is made from premium materials and built for all-day wear, comfort and durability.

HOW DO I USE IT?

Available in sizes XS through 3XL, jackets and bibs feature sealed seams, premium YKK zippers and reflective Rapala logos. Jacket also includes adjustable drawstrings, a two-way hood, outer chest zip pocket with attached microfiber cloth, two interior pouch pockets, two D-rings, a magnetic flap on the main zipper; two lined, hand-warming outer zip pockets; and adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs. Bibs feature adjustable suspenders and waist, two lined hand-warming outer chest pockets, two cargo-style leg pockets, interior pouch pocket, two D-rings, magnetic flap on main zipper, zip-to-knee side zippers and adjustable hook-and-loop cuffs with single snap-up-hem.

HOW MUCH?

$199

MORE INFORMATION:

rapala.com

ANGLER’S INSIGHT:

Recognizing that anglers have different needs and budgets, Rapala offers its RAIN series jackets and bibs in a red-and-gray color scheme, while the high-end Rapala RAIN Pro jacket and bibs come in a gray-and-black. Rapala RAIN suits are made of two-layer, mid-weight-fabric construction, comprising 100% polyester Oxford and 100% polyester Honey Taslan shells and a 100% polyester mesh lining. The RAIN Pro suits feature three-layer, heavy-duty construction (8,000 mm) – an outer layer of DWR-treated fabric, a mid-layer of breathable membrane and an inner layer of polyurethane. Rapala RAIN Pro shells comprise 100% nylon Honey Taslan and 100% nylon Ripstop Taslan (for strength and durability).