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Redington is well known for producing fly rods and reels that offer strong
performance for the money. Their line of angling apparel is no different,
offering great quality and value. After perusing the Redington tackle section at
the 2013 IFTD show, Kara Armano gave us a tour of their fresh new fishing
apparel that looks like it should be a hit.
Redington has partnered with the Cocona brand to
develop new technical garments and waders
Redington has partnered with the Cocona brand to develop superior fabric for
angling garments. The new technology will be initially used in a wading jacket,
three new waders, and a selection of base layers. The natural micro-particles
are permanently embedded in polyester fibers which keeps the fabric dry and
comfortable while controlling odors. If you are tired of that clammy feeling
while fishing, this sounds like a perfect solution.
SonicDry Base Layers:
The new SonicDry base layers utilize the new fabric developed between Cocona and
Redington. Available for both men and women, this series is comprised of a crew
and pants. They are both perfect when worn under the new style waders to keep
you dry and comfortable all day long. The pants are available in black, while
the mens crew will be available in Slate and Terra, and the womens crew comes in
Coal, Lotus, and Celestial. Sizes range from M-XXL for men, and S-XL for women.
Expect a price of $39.95 for any garment, with availability beginning in August.
Kara highlights the new features of the Super Dry
Super Dry Fly Waders:
As Redington's premium wader offering, these feature tough SurgeShell waterproof
and breathable fabric on the outside, with a Cocona treated interior fabric, as
well as double-taped sonically welded seams. Also included is a stretch mesh
outer pocket, hemostat holder, articulated knee design, 3mm neoprene booties,
improved gravel guard lace hook, wader belt, suspenders, and storage bag. There
is a front zipper opening featuring a YKK #5 Aquaseal zipper, and a snap tab at
the top to make sure it stays closed. You'll also find an angled water
resistant zip pocket, double two-sided fleece hand warmer pockets, and two drop
mesh pockets on the inside. Available in February of 2014, sizes will range from
M-XXL and carry a retail price of $499.95.
Comparing the new waders with the pants side by
Super Dry Pants:
Sharing the same construction and features as the Dry Fly waders, these are
perfect for anglers that don't need to wade deep and want to stay extremely
mobile. Features include a dual Velcro neoprene waist enclosure, removable
suspenders, and a flip-out pocket. Sizes range from M-XXL, and will carry a
retail price of $279.95 with availability in February 2014.
Super Dry Waders:
With nearly the same construction as the previous two wading garments, these are
a lighter version of the Dry Fly waders thanks to a lighter, more breathable
SurgeShell and Cocona construction, but the zipper has been deleted for further
weight reduction. You'll be able to find these in sizes S-XXL with a retail of
$399.95. Look for them to be released in February 2014.
The Siren waders are designed specifically for
Designed specifically for women, these are offered in two styles. The “Kate”
style starts with a size range of 2-4 and 6-8 regular, as well as 6-8 tall.
Another option is the “Marilyn” with a fit range of 6-8 and 14-16. Chests of
varying sizes are easily accommodated thanks to expandable neoprene gussets, and
the 3mm neoprene booties provide an excellent ergonomic fit. Other features
include three layers of breathable and waterproof DWR coated fabric, fleece
hand-warmer pockets, water-resistant Velcro storage pockets, opposing suspender
buckles that allow for a waist-high wader conversion, mesh gravel guards,
updated lace hooks, wading belt, and storage bag. Retail price will be $219.95
with availability in February 2014.
These waders are designed to be very comfortable
for a full day of casting
Siren Wading Boots:
These new boots are available with expanded sole widths comprised of sticky
rubber with crushed walnut shells, or felt, and can both accept the addition of
studs. Construction includes a leather and dense nylon weave along with an EVA
midsole insert, formed internal arch support, and molded rubber overlays. Sizes
range from 6-10, with all boots retailing for $139.95 and availability starting
in February 2014.
Men's and Youth Wading Boots: Like the Siren boots, these new
series' of boots are available with expanded soles made of sticky rubber with
crushed walnut shells, or felt. Studs can of course be added later, and
Redington is also offering Sole Spikes through a distribution partnership with
Goat Head Gear. Other attributes of the new lineups of boots includes
non-corrosive speed laces and eyelets, five available colors of laces, dense
nylon construction, internally molded heel and toe counters, and EVA midsole
Redington rolls out a new line of wading boots
-Men's Elite Prowler: Touting all of the above features, these also utilize
additions like molded rubber overlays, reinforced toe boxes, synthetic cork
midsoles with molded polyurethane, double needle stitches, and custom embossed
graphics. Whole sizes are available from sizes 9-13, with all boots carrying a
$159.95 retail price. Availability begins in February 2014.
-Men's Super Prowler: These tout all the same features as the Elite, but without
the reinforced toe boxes and cork midsoles. The Super Prowler is a bit lighter
in overall weight, making these great for long days on the water. Retail on
these will run $139.95 and be available in February 2014.
-Men's Prowler: Offering a bit simpler construction, these boots promise maximum
function and durability for the price. Retail on these will be $99.95 with
availability in February 2014.
-Ruckus Youth: These come with all the quality of the adult boots, but in
smaller sizes and friendlier pricing. Sizes come in 2,4, or 6 with rubber soles
only at a price of $89.95. You can pick up a pair of these for just $89.95.
Spikes are easy to deploy when you need them
The Redington gear I grew up fishing years ago was good, but certainly had more
of a value “vibe” associated with it. It seems that most notably the last few
years Redington has really stepped it up big time and now offers some extremely
refined products with much of the pricing still quite affordable. The direction
they are heading is a good one, and it's easy to see why so many people are in
love with the brand!