Wearable technical garments have been helping anglers and boaters in all weather conditions for many decades. Heat, cold, wind, ice and snow can all make fishing and boating less enjoyable. As technology evolves, the comforts and protection from the elements improve and the garments we have on offer today make adverse conditions more comfortable.
Combining technical improvements in wearable technical garments with the latest in PFD (Personal Floatation Device) standards leads to the ultimate in boating wearable tech.
The team from Stormrider has done as the name suggests and created a wearable PFD that will help all boaters and anglers ride out the storm in comfort and safety. Inflatable jackets are normally worn as a requirement across Australia and changing weather conditions make it difficult to wear the jackets correctly. Boaters often make the mistake of putting a rain jacket or coat over the yolk-style jackets, which impedes the functionality and safety of their operation. The ability of the Stormrider jacket to offer both the safety of a PFD and the comfort of a soft-shell jacket make it a unique and new product to market.
The ability of the Stormrider jacket to offer both the safety of a PFD and the comfort of a soft-shell jacket make it a unique and new product to market.
The functional soft-shell outer has a detachable hood and detachable arms, and is waterproof with a wind blocker element. The garment is also fleece lined which is ideal for those cold and windy days and makes it extremely comfortable.
The safety aspect of this jacket, however, is the most important function. The jacket is tested and certified to the latest Australian standards. It features the latest USA made Halkey Roberts mechanism and can be self-serviced for 5 years. The servicing aspect of this jacket against the competitors is a huge advantage. With a RRP of $349, it comes in well under the competition while the other wearable jackets currently on the market need to be serviced every 2 years.
As life jacket regulations evolve and become more focused on safety, it will become more important than ever to have a comfortable and wearable tech jacket that supports these changes. The Stormrider jacket offers boaters and anglers alike a functional and practical garment for these changing regulations at an affordable price.