Gill is not being shy about its new Tournament Pro3L FG100 jacket, calling it “the greatest innovation in fishing jacket design in company history.”
The jacket is made with three layers and has kill-cord attachment loops, an adjustable Vortex hood, and reflective accents. The hood is intended to solve several problems that anglers typically face.
“Many of them wear a baseball or trucker style cap, hoodie and then the waterproof shell with the hood up,” Matt Clark, product development director, stated in a press release. “Hoods inflate, caps fly off, so, we got to work on developing a solution. The Vortex Hood has a three-channeled construction with air chutes built into the hood itself. One goes over the top of the head and exits at the rear of the collar, and two vent down the side of the hood and out through the collar. You get a slipstream effect, allowing air to enter the front and exit out the back.”
The effect is similar to what happens in aerospace design, he added.
“With an airplane wing, you get the vortex effect when wind travels faster over the top of the curved surface,” he stated. “So, over the top of the Vortex hood, wind speed accelerates and the air is sucked out the back of the hood.”
The three-layer fabric design has an outer face intended to handle scuffing and tough conditions, in addition to being water resistant. The inner layer is breathable and waterproof, and the layer closest to the skin picks up moisture so it will dry quicker.
What colors does the Gill Tournament Pro 3L FG100 come in? graphite and taupe, both of which are new. Retail price is $349.
For more information, visit: gillfishing.com