Tips for buying fishing apparel
Sure, it looks good, but is that flashy new apparel practical for a day of fishing? Consider the following when planning your on-the-water wardrobe.
Layering can often be the key to comfort. Choose layers according to your level of activity and the prevailing weather conditions. Keep in mind that different layers offer different degrees of breathability.
Moisture-wicking fabric draws sweat away from the skin and into the next layers of clothing. It’s not very warm, but it doesn’t lose warmth when damp. And since the material doesn’t absorb moisture itself, it dries quickly.
Base layers should be snug without binding. Shirts, hoodies and fleeces should offer mobility and freedom of movement, particularly around the shoulders, but without excess fabric that will snag on gear. When ordering apparel, know your measurements and consult each company’s size chart, as sizing can vary widely.