A Win in Softgoods, the Shimano Dryfender 3T Jacket
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Introduction: Shimano had a great ICAST and their
wins extended beyond traditional tackle as they took home the Best in Show in the apparel category with the Dryfender insulated jacket. This
jacket is often called the Dryfender 3T for the 3 layer construction which is
waterproof, breathable and durable.
Shimano doesn't just make reels and rods
This jacket features a loose cut allowing anglers to layer
underneath and still have free range of motion. To protect from the elements all
seams are fully sealed and the center zipper is guarded by a storm flap. The
chest pockets provide additional easy to access storage and the YKK zippers are
The cuffs and interior gaiters help keep water
One of the best features for anglers is the adjustable cuffs
which are equipped with a watertight sleeve gaiter. This helps keep water from
running down your sleeves when doing everything from casting to releasing fish.
Every proper storm jacket needs to have a quality hood and the Dryfender 3T has
a large stowable hood that provides plenty of protection from wind and rain.
A water resistant zipper is further shielded from
the elements with the storm flap
Many anglers, myself included, do not like drawing the hood unless absolutely
necessary because it makes you feel cut off from the senses with all you hear is
rain hitting the top of the hood. Shimano helps alleviate this tunnel feel with
side vents that improve acoustics.
A big hood is stowable
Looking for a complete outfit? Shimano offers a
matching Dryfender 3T bib
The Dryfender 3T jacket is available now from
and comes in red or blue and in sizes ranging from S to 3X. Each Dryfender 3T
jacket retails for $249.99 which is reasonable when comparing to other higher
end foul weather gear brands. To complete the kit Shimano also offers matching
bibs which leverage the same technology and construction.
Rhoda Shaver, Shimano Product Manager, with the
Dryfender 3T and the Best of ICAST Award
Shimano customers now have another piece of kit that they can
purchase that keeps them out fishing longer, but we have a feeling that even
anglers that are not diehard Shimano fans will be interested in this well