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uo_100289411wrote a review of on August 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I returned the first pair of these because the fit wasn't quite right (thank you Backcountry and Gearheads for being awesome to work with). The second pair is pretty spot on. I went from the Regular L to the Regular ML. I'm 6', 180 and the Regular L was just too baggy, especially in the chest. I usually wear a 12-12.5 shoe and even though the size chart says 12-13 for this wader, the bootie is pretty snug with a thick wool sock. It makes the fit in the boot great but it's a slight tug-o-war to get them off. The comfort of these waders is great! No leaks after about 25 trips where I routinely get deep enough to get water in the hand warmer pockets (more on that later). These waders don't breathe the best but I'll gladly sacrifice some breathability for function. I love the zippered chest pocket for my cell phone and the internal waterproof pocket for my keys. I haven't used the internal fly box pockets except to stuff the butt of my rod into when changing flies mid-stream, pretty handy. The adjustable, elevator bib feature is great for hot days and getting your arms out of the suspenders. I'm even able to access and operate the back clip fairly easily. My very minor complaints are that the suspender and belt adjustment buckles need to be tightened after about every five fishing trips. As long as they stay tight throughout the day, I'm happy. My largest complaint, and it's still pretty small, is that there aren't zippered pockets on the two hand warmer pockets. My last pair of waders had this and it was great. When I knew I was going deep I could zip them up and still have dry pockets when I went shallow again. I keep forgetting to remove the knee pads as I don't think I need them, at least they aren't cumbersome in the slightest. I'd recommend these to anyone, as long as their feet aren't too big.

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uo_100289411wrote a review of on December 19, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

This jacket is as advertised. It is extremely comfortable, moves well, and doesn't impede my casting ability at all. I usually can't stand using a hood but even the hood on this jacket seems to follow my head and not get in the way. It will shed light rain and splashes from angry fish but it will not keep you dry in a downpour. I purchased a large and honestly, I might prefer a medium but I haven't tried on a medium. My jacket easily fits over a heavy fleece and I've even worn it comfortably over a nano puff jacket (and under a rain shell). Easily my favorite fishing jacket.

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uo_100289411wrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

Great fitting, great looking fleece! It is lightweight and not bulky at all. I haven’t washed it yet so it still leaves fuzzies on the shirt I wear underneath. Mine is red so the fuzzies are pretty noticeable when you take off the fleece.

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uo_100289411wrote a review of on December 6, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I’ve used these gloves a couple of times with temps in the mid-40’s and in rain. I probably didn’t need to at those temps but hey, I have them and want to use them. My hands definitely stayed warm and dry. It’s much easier to strip and handle line than I thought it would be. After about two minutes I wasn’t even thinking about the lack of line feel anymore. My hands are fairly lean with long fingers, I bought size L and since later trying XL’s at a local shop, I’d rather have the XL. Based on my experience, I’d say they run slightly small. My only complaint is that the gloves are pre formed in the shape you see in the picture, the extra effort required to hold the glove closed in addition to holding my rod caused my hand to fatigue quickly. Typically I can fish for hours on end with no hand fatigue. Despite this, I’m happy with these gloves.

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