NAVITAS, the carp angler’s answer to Jimmy Choo, has released these carpy green or black/camo XT1 Trainers. With a clean, two-tone midsole, their suede uppers have a water-resistant coating. On a more casual note, Navitas LS1 Sliders combine the comfort of slippers with the functionality of trainers. Finally, Lite Weaves are less chunky than trainers but more substantial than Sliders.
Price: XT1 Trainer Black/Camo £54.99 (sizes 6-13)
LS1 Black/Camo Sliders £14.99 (6-11) Lite Weaves £24.99 (6-13)
This new E-S-P Stash Camo Waterproof Hoody is an excellent breathable, wind and waterproof garment which compresses right down for stowing in your kit.
It has a comfortable cut, a nylon lining, adjustable peaked hood with high collar, a roomy zipped chest pocket with rain baffle, ample handwarmer pocket, elasticated cuffs and adjustable waist.
The material is tough yet soft and rustle-free, and features 5,000mm waterproof and 3,000 breathable coatings. In S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL.
Is your winter footwear uncomfortable? Do you suffer from cold, damp feet every time you go fishing? If so, these classy Lowa GTX Hunter Extreme boots will make your trips to the bank a pleasure, not a pain.
Sandwiched between a water-repellent Nubuck leather outer and a soft micro-fleece inner is an insulated yet breathable Gore-Tex liner.
This works in conjunction with Lowa’s Climate Control moisture management system, that allows the foot to breathe as any hot air rises through the boot and exits through vents around the top of the padded collar, keeping your feet dry at all times.
Comfort is further enhanced by the shaped and padded tongue system that follows the motion of your foot to eliminate chafing.
These boots are not cheap, but what price comfort on your winter fishing expeditions?
Drennan has just added this super Wind Beater Fleece to its hugely popular clothing range.
Designed to be worn on its own or as a mid-layer beneath a waterproof jacket, it serves as an effective barrier to the wind and reduces the chill factor.
It’s tailored from a polyester fabric that consists of two microfleece layers, with a breathable and showerproof laminate in between.
The jacket features a soft touch collar, neoprene-lined cuffs and concealed waist toggles to help keep drafts at bay. Other features include two zipped hand pockets and an additional security pocket.
Sizes: Small to 4XL
The sturdy Chub Field Boots feature a tough waterproof moulded sole with a hardwearing leather upper and a Thinsulate thermal lining that will keep your feet warm on the coldest of days.
The sole has been reinforced for added durability and the deep non-slip tread will ensure you won’t lose your footing on muddy and slippy banks.
Available in UK sizes 6-12.
The olive green Vantage Zip-Up Hoody is perfect for winter wear when worn beneath a waterproof jacket.
Made from a heavy-duty brushed cotton and polyester blend, it has a heavy-duty front zip, two zipped side pockets and a lined hood for added warmth. An elasticated waist ensures a perfect fit. In Medium to XXX Large.
These warm, comfortable and stylish joggers are perfect to wear on and off the bank. In heavy-duty brushed material, the comfort fit trousers feature a flat cotton drawstring waist with two large side pockets, an elasticated waist and ankle bands.
Made from a blend of cotton and polyester, they team
up well with the Chub Full Zip
Hoody. In Medium to XXX Large.
This heavyweight burgundy-coloured Pull Over Hoody is almost too good to wear for fishing. Features include a fully-lined adjustable hood with wide flat cotton drawstrings, and a large, comfy and warm front pocket.
It’s tailored from a blend of cotton and polyester, and the front-facing Chub logo has a modern well-worn cracked design.
In Medium to XXX Large.
Bodywarmers are currently very much in vogue. This two-tone quilted Vantage model uses Thermatex 300 insulation to keep your body warm and comfy.
It has secure zipped side pockets, a fashionable button-down chest pocket, handwarmer pockets and an adjustable waistband.
In Medium to XXX Large.
This Vantage jacket combines insulation with a flexible four-way stretch and wind-blocking properties. The lightweight jacket is ideal for sessions when you need protection from the chill of the wind without sacrificing mobility.
Special features include heavy-duty zips, chin protector and compact packaway design.
In Medium to XXX Large.
The Rage two-piece all weather winter suit really does tick all the boxes for the predator angler.
Its modern design looks great and it’s lightweight, fully lined and quiet, perfect for the roving lure angler.
Features include water-resistant zips and pullers, zippered side legs with an adjustable Velcro tab to the bib ‘n’ brace, and adjustable shoulder straps to ensure a comfy fit.
Although this stylish lightweight jacket and matching trouser was probably designed for more for summer wear, the jacket’s high zip neck, elasticated cuffs and thin profile makes it ideal to wear as a third layer underneath a waterproof jacket or bib ‘n’ brace.
There are two zipped side pockets, and the soft-touch outer material has breathable qualities. The matching trousers are also ideal to wear as part of a layering system, especially over the top of thermal long-johns or tights.
Trousers are of a black design with white piping and Preston Innovations logo – all small essential items can be stored in the two zipped side pockets. Great items all year round.
Price: Jacket £26.99, Trousers £21.99
This two-piece carper’s winter suit from Fox is said to keep you warm at temperatures down to minus 20⁰C.
It consists of a bib ‘n’ brace and a three-quarter length jacket with a removable hood. Both these heavyweight garments are made for the coldest of conditions, and feature waterproof nylon Taslon outers with padded polyester linings.
They are surprisingly light, comfy and quiet to wear. This is an extreme suit, and therefore ideal for the angler who will not be stopped from going fishing.
Puffa-style jackets are currently all the rage, and this new fully padded version from Preston is quite exceptional.
Very comfortable, it incorporates a robust fibrefill insulation and boasts a simple yet smart black design, with blue embroidery detail and drawcord to retain body heat.
Other features of the jacket include two durable zipped pockets with blue zip pullers that are perfect for phones and wallets in complete safety.
The smart styling and slightly longer length of the jacket enables it to be worn both on the bank and casually.
Judging by the number of Matrix Thermal suits that I have seen at matches, they must be very good indeed.
The heavy-duty jacket and bib ‘n’ brace are both fully waterproof, with reinforcement on all key stress areas. The jacket features Velcro storm flaps over all its heavy-duty zips, the side handwarmer pockets, internal telephone pocket and sewn-in foldaway hood.
The bib ‘n’ brace has zipped ankles to make putting boots on a quick and easy affair, elasticated adjustable braces with quick-release buckles, extra reinforced rear area, two chest pockets and Velcro storm flaps. They look great too!
The Comfort Thermo Suit will keep you dry and warm in the coldest of conditions. It is 100 per cent waterproof and windproof and features a durable nylon shell fabric outer and a warm and comfortable fleece lining.
The Max 5 camouflage pattern blends in with nearly all backgrounds. The jacket features a detachable adjustable insulated hood with wired peak Velcro storm flap, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, three large outer pockets and a single zipped inner pocket.
The camo bib ‘n’ brace has adjustable elastic braces with buckles, two large outer pockets and a zipped inner pocket. A wide gusset and Velcro strap at the leg make for easy boot access, and the front zipper has a storm baffle to help keep you dry.
Price: £159.99 (shop-around price £99.99)
This two-piece first layer undergarment is arguably the best-selling and most recognisable underwear on the angling market. Made from a technically advanced micro-fibre, its thermal properties work by trapping warm air next to the skin.
The breathable garment wicks away sweat quickly, maintaining body heat. Having owned two sets of Sleep Skins, I can confirm that they wear well, and are brilliant for match fishing, keeping you snug as a bug even during a freeze. However, on a long kit-carrying walk you’ll heat up really quickly, so do bear that in mind.
Bodywarmers are back in style this winter, and this super-smart new Fox Chunk version offers the perfect combination of cosy insulation with freedom of movement.
Tailored from hardwearing showerproof nylon, it has a hollow polyester filling, full length baffle-protected zip, fashionable brushed suedette shoulders and a high neck for additional warmth.
Stay warm and dry in the worst winter weather and look good on the bank in this stylish suit comprising matching jacket, bib ‘n’ brace and also a soft fleece.
The outer clothing is rated 5000 for waterproofing and 3000 for breathability. It boasts waterproof taped seams all round, and the lightweight thermal lined jacket and trousers are soft to the touch, warm and windproof.
All three garments can be bought individually, or you can save money by buying the outfit as a complete set.
Middy tackle dealers are currently offering big discounts.
Keeping the warmth in and the cold out are what these Drennan Quilted Salopettes are all about. Made from a tough but comfy rip-stop material, the garment is colour co-ordinated with the rest of Drennan’s quilted clothing range.
Features include quilted thermal lining, handwarmer pockets, waterproof zipped boot legs and adjustable shoulder straps. The material has a high 25,000mm waterproof rating, and equally impressive 10,000g breathability.
The additional quilted lining provides extra warmth without hindering movement.