From Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Gloucester, Massachusetts, the fishing is best when the weather is at its worst…late fall and winter, that’s just the way the cycle runs. And if you work hard and can accept the risks, there’s an ample reward to be had. It’s not for everyone. The U.S Department of Labor ranks commercial fishing as the most dangerous occupation in America. On deck or below, our Longliner’s Wool Vest is warming companion where companions are few and the only thing warm are the manifolds in the engine room. The 80% wool — 20% nylon is a working combination: wool brings warmth and nylon ads strength. Button front; two, deep chest pockets; a side entry, zippered chest pocket; adjustable twill strap in the back allows you to trim the fit.
AR Gunnin' Vest
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Locked and LoadedOur AR Gunnin’ Vest is simply the best compilation of a number of great, field-tested and time-proven, functional ideas, all measurably improved by the use of our exclusive DryHandle, 100% cotton, waterproof fabric. The vest concept itself is hard to beat for most upland excursions. Whether you’re gunnin’ with a Parker or shooting a Nikon Z6, the voluminous pockets and well-thought position of each makes this an indispensable garment for any outdoor enthusiast. The ingenious A-line cut hangs close to the shoulders and neck and opens wide around the torso. Quilted padded patches over both shoulders. Cartridge pockets on both sides hold 5 shells each, in individual elasticized holders. All pockets have ample weather flaps that close with solid brass snaps. Front entry left and right-hand access game pocket…large enough for a covey of quail or a 10-pack carton of KodakÒ.
DryHandle Reversible Vest
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In The Eye Of The Storm.
It’s a wonderfully placid yet ominous space…a meteorological wonder where the funnel of counter-rotating masses of wind seems to suspend all matter and time. The euphoria is short lived as the eye passes over physical spaces creating a false sense of reprieve…and hope that the worst is over. The senses are soon betrayed, as she comes on again, wildly and often more fierce than the front edge itself.
Up and down the whole of the Atlantic coast, it’s hurricane season: that in betwixt part of the year when fall gives into winter, the nip is definitely on, and raking leaves and hanging storm windows start to interfere with gettin’ the decoys strung and painted. Our DryHandle Reversible Vest, we think, is an essential component for this “transition weather” and just right for dressing in layers. Cut broadly enough to accommodate bulky sweaters, chamois shirts and the like. Our exclusive DryHandle, 100% cotton, weatherproof fabric outer shell is an excellent barrier from both the wind and the wet of early morning mist. The two large hand-warmer pockets are fleece lined and together with the fleece line collar, keep those critical extremities satisfied. The soft fleece inner face is backed with lightweight poly-fill insulation and quilted. During the calm of the “eye” you may choose to wear it reversed, with the fleece face out so the black nap of the fleece can inhale that brief sliver of sun to warm your soul. Hurry, enjoy this moment, the “eye” is almost through…the second half is about to begin. Dry-clean. Imported.
AR Wool Fleece Vest
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It’s an off-shoreman’s sixth sense…the intrinsic ability to get back from where he’s been without the use of navigational instruments. You can pick up the basics from a how-to book, but it’s out there that you do the learning, a hundred miles or more, where one long-liner’s marker looks just like the next.
With the sea of fleece products in the market today, a bit of dead reckoning would come in handy. At first glance, fleece looks mostly alike. The simple fact is, not all fleece is the same. And if you’re committed like we are to unique, functionally superior products, you’ve got to start out right. The fleece we use in many of our products is called Technopile made primarily from wool. 66%, real, natural wool - the stuff that keeps sheep warm by night, cool by day and always dry. Sounds easy? Just getting the fleece is a challenge since only a limited amount is produced each year and by only one source, Italian of course. We reinforce our Wool Fleece Vest throughout with DryHandle, our exclusive 100% cotton, water-resistant fabric.
Look around, use a little dead reckoning and let us know which other company offers this combination of functional fabrics…could be we’re missing something.