THE BEST WINTER FISHING SUITS FOR 2018

THE BEST WINTER FISHING SUITS FOR 2018

by Angling Times |

As winter takes a firm grip on the landscape, anglers need to think very hard about the clothing they need if they want their trips to the bank to be a pleasure rather than an ordeal.

To help you choose the right gear for you, here are some of the best two-piece suits available.

TERMS EXPLAINED

Hydrostatic HEAD is the measure of how water-resistant the clothing is. A hydrostatic head of 5,000mm means that the clothing fabric could hold a column of water that is 5,000mm tall.

Breathability is the ability of the fabric to allow moisture vapour to be transmitted through it, expressed in terms of how many grams of water vapour can pass through a square metre of fabric in 24 hours.

DRENNAN QUILTED JACKET AND TROUSERS

Incredibly water-resistant clothing which is highly breathable and comfortable to wear.

A quilted lining provides extra warmth without hindering movement, so you can fish comfortably in the coldest weather. Made from a Rip-Stop fabric.

Sizes: S-XXXXL

Hydrostatic head: 25,000mm

Breathability: 10,000g m2

RRP: £149 and £99

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PRESTON INNOVATIONS DF15 SUIT

The DF15 Suit in Rip-Stop material is the perfect lightweight alternative to the DF25.

The jacket’s high neck provides maximum weather protection, and zip pullers make operation easy in the cold. The bib ’n’ brace has reinforced knees and seat, storm-flapped front zip and wide opening, Velcro-adjustable legs.

Sizes: M-XXXL

Hydrostatic head: 15,000mm

Breathability: 3,000g m2

RRP £163.99

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MATRIX WINTER SUIT

Matrix wanted to design an affordable winter suit that would keep you warm and dry while looking stylish and remaining comfortable when worn for long spells on the bank or in a boat.

And that’s exactly what the company has achieved with this new Winter Suit. It’s jam-packed with features, including micro fleece-lined hand pockets and removable hood, full-length zip baffles, two-way main zip on the jacket and trousers and neoprene inner cuffs with thumb holes.

Sizes: S-XXXL

Hydrostatic head: 5,000mm

Breathability: 3,000g m2

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RRP: £149.99

GREYS OVERTROUSERS AND ALL-WEATHER PARKA JACKET

Overtrousers are perfect for milder winter days when thick thermal salopettes aren’t required.

Utilising Climatex material, they're comfortable, durable and ideal for wearing over a warm base layer. Fully taped seams and the quick-drying material ensure the feel-good factor.

The All-Weather Parka Jacket is the perfect partner for the Overtrousers and is well insulated to keep you both warm and dry. Features include an adjustable peaked hood and waterproof zipped pockets.

Sizes: M-XXL

Hydrostatic head: N/A

Breathability: N/A

RRP: £149.99 (Overtrousers) and £189.99 (Jacket)

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MIDDY MX-800 CLOTHING SET

A waterproof jacket, bib and brace and quality fleece which incorporate exclusive Body-Fit cloth cut technology.

This creates a snug, tailored fit while enabling you to fish at maximum speed by allowing easy movement when casting, baiting up or unhooking fish. The jacket also features a hood that has been specially shaped to give 180-degree vision.

Sizes: M-XXL

Hydrostatic head: 5,000mm

Breathability: 3,000mg m2

RRP: £219.99 for the set, but also available separately

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AVID BLIZZARD RIP STOP BIB AND BRACE AND JACKET

The Blizzard Bib & Brace and jacket are lightweight all-season clothing in a 10,000mm waterproof Dura-Stop fabric.

With a soft-touch lining, they are easy to put on and remove, even when wearing chunky winter clothing underneath. With reinforced knee and seat panels and extra wide openings on the legs, with Velcro adjustment.

The jacket boasts an extra-tall collar and roll-away peaked hood to keep you protected from the elements.

Sizes: M-XXL

Hydrostatic head: 10,000mm

Breathability: N/A

RRP: £69.99 and £79.99

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MAVER MV-R 20 JACKET AND BIB AND BRACE

Provides protection from the worst winter weather and ensure you look the part too.

The trousers benefit from reinforced knee and seat panels, wide adjustable shoulder straps and a generous cut for ease of movement. The jacket boasts storm flaps over the two large main pockets, a fold-away storm hood with stiffened peak and storm cuffs with Velcro closure.

Sizes: M-XXXL

Hydrostatic head: 20,000mm

Breathability: 3,000g m2

RRP: £109.99 (jacket) and £99.99 (bib and brace)

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NASH ZT MAC JACKET AND BRACED TROUSERS

ZT Mac clothing acts as an armoured outer layer to be worn over separate base and mid-layers, so anglers can respond to changeable conditions and levels of exertion.

The jacket has reverse taped pocket zips and storm flaps, elasticated adjustable double cuffs and TPU membrane inner cuffs with thumb sleeve seals to prevent draughts and water ingress. The trousers have detachable braces, waist fit adjustment and reverse taped and zipped handwarmer micro fleece pockets.

Sizes: S-XXXL

Hydrostatic head: 10,000mm

Breathability: 3,000g m2

RRP: £164.99 and £142.99

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E-S-P STASH QUILTED SALOPETTES AND JACKETS

Salopettes have snap-lock buckles and a YKK zip with Velcro baffles. |

The knees are double-layered and the boot zips are gummed, water and mud resistant. The jacket has a fleece-lined hand warmer pocket and a roomy zipped chest pocket.

Sizes: M-XXXL

Hydrostatic head: 25,000mm

Breathability: 10,000 m2

RRP: £69.99 and £79.99

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