My waterproofs were starting to look a bit tatty after a good few years of faithful service (although a bit like Trigger’s broom, the jacket is the same but I’m on about my third bib n brace) so when Bait-Tech announced a clothing range would soon be available from Reel Elite Apparel, I decided to have a look. It wasn’t cheap but quality never is. The design drawings looked amazing so I contacted them in early January and ordered the Match Jacket, Bib n Brace and Windstopper Fleece.
During the entire order process, the Reel Elite team kept me updated on the progress of my order although it did take a little longer than anticipated to arrive. I think I was the first person to order the new Bait-Tech gear and I have to say I was well impressed, the jacket looked fantastic and features a 100% waterproof outer layer and has a lined inner and a peaked hood. A nice little touch is the deep inner pocket which has earphone access for people who like to use their phone or listen to music while fishing.
Similarly, the bib n brace looked the business with the Bait-Tech colour scheme and logos and has several pockets, I also had my name embroidered on all three items and there are several different options available, starting at £7.
The Windstopper also looked really smart although after trying it on, it was a little, shall we say, snug, around my midriff and I probably should have gone for XL. It has loads of features including padded shoulders and also padded waterproof elbows which are ideal when fishing the pole. I was a little disappointed there wasn’t an inside pocket though.
So it certainly looks the part but I haven’t actually worn it outside the house yet! It’s too nice to get dirty! Once its been exposed to the elements for a bit (which won’t be long knowing the British weather!), I’ll update this post.
Check out the website Reel Elite for prices and more details on the range which also includes a 3/4 jacket, overtrousers and a kagool.