by Chris Grech
AFTCO, the American Fishing Tackle Company we all know and trust, recently introduced an entirely new outerwear and fleece clothing line. If these new products are anything like AFTCO's awesome gaffs, fighting belts and fishing gloves, I would not think twice about giving them a shot so I recently tested out the new AFTCO Horizon Weatherproof Fleece and I can honestly say that it's the real deal.
The Horizon Weatherproof Fleece‘s 100% polyester knit face softshell is windproof and waterproof (6K) while still being breathable thanks to its 1.5K breathable membrane. Additionally, it's also is treated with a C6 DWR finish. Other features include a comfortable contrast colored soft micro fleece backing, handy bonded poly/lycra chest pocket, laser cut hand pockets, durable YKK reverse nylon coil zippers and reflective AFTCO logos so you'll look good on the boat and in town.
The result is a really light and comfortable jacket that is indeed 100% waterproof. I was out in several downpours and the water just rolls right off and I stayed perfectly dry. When you take it off and hang it up the water will puddle up underneath it just like raingear. The AFTCO Horizon Weatherproof Fleece available in sizes from small to 2XL in charcoal, navy and olive colors. The jacket fits true to size so order the size you would normally wear. It's a quality piece of gear that would make a great holiday gift.$118.00 MSRPwww.aftco.com