Aquaz Revamps Wading Jacket Lines
Aquaz is not just about waders. While this may be a specialism, the company also produces other high-quality fly fishing apparel. Its wading jackets have just been revamped for 2015 and Tackle Trade World got a hands-on look at them.
As it continues its expansion on a global scale, Korean wader and apparel brand Aquaz is constantly tweaking and reinventing its most successful product lines to meet the needs of demanding anglers.
According to its mantra, the company’s products have been “keeping anglers dry for over 30 years”, and it has consistently done this by making technical innovations and advancements to its range. Among its products to receive a recent revamp are two of the brand’s top fly fishing wading jackets, the Kenai and the Trinity.
The Kenai has been a steady seller within the Aquaz range for a number of years and the latest adjustments made to the new model make it an even more attractive proposition, according to Aquaz managing director Brandon Hwang. “You’ll enjoy the Kenai wading jacket on dry days and truly appreciate it during storms,” he explains.
“The Kenai is a lightweight, high-quality, breathable wading jacket with upgraded features. “The two-and-a-half-layer fabric offers great breathability and is waterproof.” The jacket features two large chest pockets, designed to hold extra-large fly boxes, water-repellent YKK zips at the front and on the chest pockets, handwarmer fleece pockets, a back cargo pocket, three built-in D rings, an adjustable waist cord, an adjustable storm hood and inside cuffs of Spandex Lycra with adjustable Velcro closure on the outer cuff.
But if you think that this wading jacket is feature packed and great value for money, you need to be sure to check out the Trinity. “The Trinity jacket has every feature that you could ever want,” describes Brandon. “This high-quality, breathable wading jacket has an updated fit and the three-layer fabric is 100 per cent waterproof.
You’re guaranteed to stay dry while fishing in the rain. The Trinity jacket features a new wrist-cuff system that keeps your arms dry.” Like the Kenai, the Trinity features two large chest pockets for big fly boxes as well as the same water-repellent YKK zips on the front and chest pockets. It also has a back cargo pocket, five built-in D rings and a new wrist-cuff system with adjustable Velcro closure.
Both of these jackets have also received aesthetic facelifts – still in stylish and popular green colors, they now feature smart orange detailing of the Aquaz logo and a stylish black trim.