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Make Your Own Luck in the Long Sleeve 13 Fishing Shield Shirt
In just a couple of years, 13 Fishing has made quite a splash in the fishing industry. Manufacturing rods and reels for everything from bass fishing to ice fishing, the quality and value of what they offer has resulted in them enjoying rapid growth. Like many companies, 13 Fishing also offers an array of apparel to keep you looking good on the water.
SIMMS New ExStream Jacket - Is It Enough?When TackleTour is outdoors on the water or out camping, chances are there are a number of SIMMS products being used. In fact, the subject of today's article is a piece of clothing, that at first glance, one might consider wearing out on the snow more so than out on the water. Introducing the SIMMS ExStream jacket.
STORMR STRYKR Jacket and Bib, Armor from the Elements
There are a lot of companies that are now designing and manufacturing foul weather gear for anglers, and now there is a new contender, STORMR, and they are offering something they believe is truly different versus all the existing manufacturers, rain gear constructed with Neoprene.
Flip-Flopping Perceptions with the Simms EbbTide Sandals
Just how much can you say about a pair of flip flops? That was exactly what I was thinking when I decided to purchase a pair at Tackle Warehouse for review. But the longer I fished in these sandals the more I appreciated just what the company put into the design of this seemingly simple class of footwear.  
More Than Just Rods and Reels:  The Shimano Technical Softshell Hooded Jacket
While rods and reels are Shimano's claim to fame, they do also offer a few types of apparel.  Introduced at ICAST 2012, their new Technical Softshell Hooded Jacket promises to keep anglers warm and dry when the weather is less than ideal.
Quite Possibly the Ultimate Fishing Shirt : Simms' Solarflex Hoody
Earlier this year, I caught wind of Simms' new Solarflex Hoody - a long sleeve pullover shirt with an integrated neck gaiter. I ordered two right away to check out. This long sleeve shirt features finger loops like a cycling shirt, a gaiter with a meshed breathing panel, and UPF 30 sun protection.
Going Rogue, Simms Hoody Style
One garment that seems to be a staple among bass anglers is the good old fashioned “hoody,” and while Simms does have traditional cotton based pullover hoodies, it is no surprise that they have introduced a premium technical version as well. Meet the Rogue Hoody, a new take on an old favorite.
Sporting the Orange and Black, Simms Premium Pro Dry Rain Jacket 
Like most of the company’s products the ProDry is immediately recognizable as Simms garment. The jacket features clean lines and is available in familiar Simms colors that include greys, greens and the bright orange that is a common element on many Simms garments.
Gear Up For Foul Weather Fishing with Gill's OS2 Rain Bibs
Gill’s OS2 Bib Trousers sits about mid-level in the manufacturer’s tier of rain pants. As the name suggests, it is a bib style pant that comes up to about mid back and chest and features built in suspenders. Realistically, this is one of those products we mentioned above as being originally designed for the sailing world, but in Gill’s case, their product has a natural cross over to fishing as well.

 

 

Time for a Dip with Maui Jim's Lagoon Shades
It's been nearly five years since we've taken a look through Maui Jim's familiar lenses so it's time to focus our sights once again and check out a product inspired by Keehi Lagoon Beach in Honolulu. Introducing Maui Jim's Lagoon shades.
Shield Your Arms with Simms Sun Sleeves
Like all Simms products, the SunSleeves are a top quality garment.  They don't come cheap, but the old adage “you get what you pay for” definitely applies here.  They are constructed out of  lightweight, stretchy, breathable 93% Polyester / 8% Spandex material.
Ready for the Storm, Gill’s IN21J Coast Sport Jacket
The Gill IN21J jacket is designed to be a multitalented jacket that is good for inshore and coastal fishing as well as general boating use. This is the same jacket that Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Angler, Dean Rojas, uses when he fishes on the tour.
A “Buff” Sport Glove for Watersports and Fishing
Buff follows up on their Pro Series gloves with the new Sport Series which is designed for watersports. These gloves protect wearers from the sun but are also designed specifically for watersport fanatics including those who enjoy kayaking, waterskiing and jet skiing, but how well will they stand up to the challenge of tournament bass fishing?
Simms Solarflex Shirt Delivers Comfort and Sun Protection
Simms garments typically feature clean lines and an emphasis on functionality, but are also surprisingly stylish for outdoor apparel. The Solarflex shirt is designed to be comfortable to fish in all day long and deliver ample protection from the sun.
The Rugged Shark Laguna Shoe Protects Anglers In and Out of the Water
Boating shoes have been around for some but what about fishing shoes? Like most bass anglers I just wear whatever is comfortable because there really hasn’t been a shoe designed with the features I have been looking for...
An Everyday Jacket for Anglers, the Gill Inshore Lite

Does foul weather gear designed for the unrelenting rigors of sailing translate to the angling world? We take a look at Gill's entry level jacket, to find out. Here is our review of Gill's IN10 Inshore Lite Jacket.

Protect Your Hands From Sun and Fins with Buff's Pro Series Angler Gloves
On our trip to the Amazon last fall, we knew protection from the sun was going to be paramount. We also knew we were going to be far too busy fishing, to concern ourselves with applying sunblock on a regular basis. One of the products we brought down with us to protect our hands were Buff's Pro Series Angler Glove.
Going Tactical with Numa’s Durable X-Frame Optics
The Numa X-Frame features an interchangeable lens design and is endorsed by adventure racers, tri athletes, and even numerous members of the US Special Forces. We put the X-Frame through the paces to see just how good these sunglasses are for some “tactical” bassing.
Smith Provides Shelter From the Sun and Wind
Featuring aggressive styling and host of specialty shades for cyclists and fishermen they've been a long time favorite of our very own Zander here at TackleTour. Today we take a look at a pair of shades in their Premium Style line that are also very suitable for fishing or other outdoor pursuits. Introducing the Smith Shelter line of shades.
For Photo-Realistic Optics, The Choice is Clear : Costa Del Mar
While Costas was born in the salt, freshwater anglers, or more specifically, bass anglers have really gravitated towards this company's product for their solid optics and stylish designs. It's been a long time coming, but finally, here's our take on the Costa Del Mar product and their Hammerhead frames.
“Buff” Sun Protection for Anglers
Buffs have been popular among outdoor enthusiasts for years and this simple yet clever tubular garment is now targeting fishermen with their High UV Angler Series. This seamless piece of clothing is designed to be worn a variety of ways and offers protection from harmful UV radiation as well as a number of other uses we discovered throughout our tests.
Armor for your hands, Gill’s Regatta Deckhand Gloves
Gill’s Regatta Deckhand gloves are designed to deliver superior protection to anglers both from the elements and from hazards right on the boat and although originally designed for sailing these gloves help anglers get a grip on everything from the steering wheel of their bass boats to the lips of trophy fish.  
Sunday Afternoons Provides UV Protection and Comfort with their Classic Island Breeze Shirt
Sunday Afternoons have been taking care of anglers and outdoorsmen since 1990 and continue to do so with apparel that offers high UPF ratings including their new Island Breeze Shirt.
A Better Fishing Shirt, the Under Armour Flats Guide II
Under Armour’s Flats Guide II Longsleeve shirt is a lightweight garment built with UPF 30 protective fibers designed to give you protection from the sun while keeping you cool and warm at the same time. Cool and warm at the same time? Did I say that right?
Simms Sun Gloves are for more than just Fly Fishing
Most anglers wear gloves to escape the cold but on the opposite end of the spectrum fly fishermen employ “sun gloves” to combat excessive rays from the sun. These gloves are designed to offer protection while not interfering with line control, and we discover that the Simms Sun Gloves are capable of so much more...
Maui Jim Greets the Fishing Industry with Their Nunui Aloha!
Up until recently, their product focus seemed to be mostly on fashion and casual wear staying true to their roots as beach shades, but as we saw at their display during 2007's ICAST in Las Vegas, they are finally venturing into other arenas as well. Introducing Maui Jim's Nunui sunglasses.

 

 

Product Reviewed Date Posted
Maui Jim Greets the Sportfishing World With Four New Aloha-Style Offerings
8/10/07
 
Stylish polarized sunglasses that fit over prescription glasses – Live Eyewear’s Vistana
4/10/07
 
A shield from glare for anglers, Smith’s VTi Interchangeable Performance Optics 
3/26/07
 
“All Sports, All Polarized“ …We see just how well the Native Hardtop Sunglasses suit Anglers
12/02/06
 
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun AND Wind with Panoptx's Sirocco CV Shades
10/24/06
 
The new "Deluxe" Tulli Horizon Chest Pack gets tweaked with polished ergonomics and extra storage capacity
7/18/05
 
Full face protection with the comfortable and lightweight Save Phace Fish Hedz
5/31/05
 
frogg toggs' Pro Angler Suit... lightweight, compact, and 100% waterproof raingear
9/27/04
 
Blue Lizard sunscreen delivers protection across the UV spectrum
5/10/04
 
Tired of traditional fly vests? Sportgear's Tulli Chest Pack offers anglers a novel alternative
12/29/03
 
Polarized protection over your prescription glasses with Cocoons Eyewear
11/30/03
 
Seeing crystal clear with the new Action Optics Exuma
10/13/03
 
Extra Sun Protection afforded by Sunday Afternoons Adventure hat
8/7/03
 
(Preview) SealSkinz ChillBlocker Gloves and Socks due out for 2004
6/29/03
 
Polarized performance with style, the new Oakley Square Wire 2.0
6/5/03
 
Stay cool with a Personal Ozone Protection (P.O.P.) Sun Hat
5/24/03
 
Get a "sure" footing with Redington's top selling Sure Shoe Wading Boot
4/17/03
 
Hodgman brings the latest technology to market with their Wadetech wading shoes
3/17/03
 
Mountain Hardwear's Recon is designed to be the Ultimate Backcountry Outerwear
2/26/03
 
Exposure II, a bombproof multi-purpose waterproof/breathable parka, from Mountain Hardwear
1/08/03
 
The Lure Eyes Cuda will forever change the way you look at Sungear!
8/8/02
 
Do you hate cold wet feet?  Check out the SealSkinz Water Blocker socks that are 100% waterproof
6/6/02
 
A flexible fleece for backcountry anglers, the Ozone, by Mountain Hardwear
5/30/02
 
Versatile in adapting to various fishing situations, the Action Optics Seyschelle
4/21/02
 
Danalco's extreme SealSkinz gloves that are guaranteed to be 100% waterproof and breatheable
4/4/02
 
A new level of durability and breathability, the Simms "Guide Weight" Stockingfoots
3/18/02
 
A new view on fishing, Oakley's polarized a-wire sunglasses
3/5/02
 
A jacket built for the worst conditions, when fishing is typically at its best...The Simms Guide Jacket
2/21/02
 
Hodgman Neoprene Wading & Flat Shoes... how do they fit?
1/26/02
 
"If the glove fits...you must fish!" (Glacier Gloves)
12/18/01
 


 

 

 

 

 

 
 





 

 



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