STRYKR Jacket and a big Tobin Lake walleye!

For years I have been searching for raingear that would actually keep me dry. As editor of Hooked Magazine, I have to research new product that I can tell our readership about. I also like to test things out so when I checked the ICAST Awards for this year, I saw that a company I had never heard about won the award for the Best Technical Apparel: Stormr Fusion Bib
 Stormr has experienced exponential growth in the fishing markets over the past two years, owing to its comfort level, impenetrability and feature-rich design. While the original jackets and bibs have quickly found a devoted following among thousands of anglers, the company been inundated with requests for products which harness that same quality, but for use in warmer weather. In response to those requests, STORMR announced the introduction of the Fusion Series Rain-gear. Since I fish in a lot of cold weather conditions I also ordered the original, most weather resistant gear they have.
The STRYKR Jacket is designed to withstand the harshest weather and working environments. It utilizes abrasion-resistant material in high contact areas, along with a fleece lining and PU welded splash proof pockets. The wrists, waist and hood are all adjustable, and internal neoprene cuffs and the form-fitting design make this jacket provide maximum comfort without inhibiting mobility at all. A water-repellent exterior shell, 3M reflective graphics and nearly five pounds of positive buoyancy make this jacket the first choice in foul weather gear for all hard core outdoorsmen who don’t sit by the fire when the nastiest elements prevail.
I had an opportunity to see just how good this gear on my trip to Tobin Lake this fall. I wore it as a base layer under my floater jacket and it proved very comfortable. It kept the warmth in but there was no sweat build up. This product does breathe and with the fleece lining it is warm.
I must warn you though, it takes a little getting used to because of the Neoprene outside shell but this is what makes the product so good. While not inexpensive, this would make any hard core angler or hunter a great Christmas gift.
 Fusion rain gear jacket



STORMR® products use Neoprene Core Technology™ and Fusion VAPR Technology to adapt the benefits generations of divers and surfers have used to defy the elements to land-based and amphibious activities. If you hunt, fish in freshwater or salt, or participate in any outdoor activity that requires superior mobility in harsh environments, no other gear will allow you to remain as flexible in tough conditions as STORMR’s outerwear. Each element of this complete lineup of foul-weather gear provides maximum comfort and maneuverability, as well as huge thermal benefits in a thin, soft, flexible, windproof and waterproof shell. There’s nothing else like them on the market today.