If you plan to reel in bragging rights during the next Katrina, consider the award-winning FXE Stormsuit. For everything else, the new Frabill Rainsuit is the gear to own. Engineered with the standing King of Rain Gear in mind, the new Frabill Rainsuit blends FXE Stormsuit’s astonishing performance features with a cool, breathable core and a lighter build. Whether spooling line in the springtime sun or spin-casting in a downpour, you’ll stay dry and comfortable – meaning you spend more time fishing, and less time worrying about sweaty, soggy britches.
Frabill Rainsuit jacket and bibs are built using bulletproof 330 denier nylon. Waterproof, windproof, and DuPont Teflon treated to be tough as nails, this suit of armor still breathes thanks to its innovative mesh lining that draws air through faster than a striper snaps at an alewife on a cool, spring day.
Chris Leonard, Frabill’s apparel alpha geek, explains: “The internal mesh lining promotes convective heat transfer from the body making this an ideal suit for warmer, humid conditions,” and adds “the generous patterning allows room for layers on those cooler days.”
Improving on already unmatched weather reflection, this maelstrom-mashing kit graciously includes a 2-way, rigid brimmed adjustable hood to keep sun and storm off your smiling mug, water banishing cuffs, and a bungee-sealable waist to keep you snug and dry. Frabill Rainsuit’s waterproofed, oversized outer pockets mean you won’t be fishing your phone from a chest-mounted livewell mid-day, and the suit’s zippers (commonly back alleys for water to skulk through) are all 100% weather buffered to boot.
The rig’s primary YKK zippers guard your main entrances with dual external storm flaps and a rain gutter, keeping your valuables safe and dry even when Mother Nature is kicking in the door.
And while comfort and function are certainly top concerns, let’s not overlook fashion. The breathtaking build isn’t this suit’s only special quality. Colored as cool as the suit’s mesh and breeze-weight build keep you, the smoky gray style evokes images of ninja-like stealth. Fitting, since the suit’s ergonomic curved joints, low-rise bib cut, and highly advanced lightweight structure allow you to move like the wind.
Add in top shelf extras like articulated, 500 denier nylon knees with removable pads, cam-buckle elastic shoulder straps, side-seam D-ring kill switch tethers and a flash of 3M Scotchlite, all for less than you spent on your last fish finder, and you’ve found something truly mind-blowing.
Mr. Leonard profoundly sums up this amazing new fishing tech with a simple statement: “This suit will exceed expectations.” He hasn’t been wrong yet.
The Frabill Rainsuit jacket and bibs are separately available in sizes ranging from Small to 4XL.
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