Fancy a brand new made to measure wading jacket for under £250 ?
Dee Wading Jacket (made to measure)
The Dee Cotton Analogy® Wading jacket is a made to measure waterproof and highly breathable jacket designed for chest wading even in the worst conditions spring and autum conditions on Scottish Salmon rivers. It uses the Cotton Analogy® concept which combines a tough Ventile® outer with a Nikwax Analogy® pump liner.
Its high breathability ensures that you stay dry even when lugging your fishing gear to the fishing hut in warm and wet days. The Ventile® outer is tough enough to resist tearing from the most persistant undergrowth.
The jacket has plently of pockets for storage including two chest bellow pockets, a rear pocket accessible through vertical side zips and two zipped hand warming pockets .The attached hood is designed to keep out the wind swept rain and give good visbility. It can be neatly rolled under the collar when not required.
The Dee Jacket has two D rings for attaching accessories.
Price: £230.00 (Including VAT at 20%)
Customer Size and Colour Choice
Olive,Black, Stone,Bronze,Navy, Red
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
David Murray from Monaltrie wearing his Dee Wading Jacket
To contact Hilltrek visit their website and contact Dave Shand.
Here is my Field Test Review :
I visited Iceland to sample some of the wonderful salmon fishing on offer; there are so many fabulous rivers in this country sitting at the roof of the world. It’s been a must go venue to me for some time so when the opportunity arose over a beer with a friend in Argentina in January, I knew I would have to take the opportunity. Having fished in a number of countries around the world where you can encounter cold, wet and windy conditions, I knew Iceland would be no different. Prior to flying out though I paid a visit to Hilltrek to speak to owner Dave Shand as I was intrigued to hear about their bespoke facility for fishing jackets. Dave explained the principles around the design of their wading jackets using top quality materials which have stood the test of time such as Ventile. I was delighted to be given a jacket to field test and promised I would report back my findings in due course after it had been given a decent workout. The jacket was technically sound and had all the features I like to have in jackets I use when fishing around the world.
I met up with friends in Reykjavik and we organised our provisions needed for our visit to the Laxa in Adaldal River in the north of the Iceland . Ahead of us was a drive from the south of Iceland to the north via the town of Akyureyri and onto our fishing lodge, where we would meet up with other anglers staying at the Veidiheimilid Arnesi Lodge. We had 3 days fishing at this venue and then we headed back to the south west of Iceland to fish on the Holsa Thvera River , where the famous East and West Ranga Rivers enter it beside the lodge we were to stay in. I somehow managed to leave the big Laxa River having picked up the wrong wading jacket, however a phone call notified me of my mistake and the jacket was promptly retrieved to much hilarity from the lodge manager, who wanted to keep the jacket for himself. The journey over the highlands of Iceland was quite dramatic as the weather was a lot colder than back in Scotland , there were fresh snowfalls on the mountains indicating we were fishing in late autumn conditions. It really is a quite beautiful country where the roads are very quiet compared to the United Kingdom and this allows you to travel at a leisurely pace admiring the breathtaking scenery.
The fishing was carried out in tough weather conditions and the fishing jacket acquitted itself fantastically. As is often the case when fishing; when the weather is bad, the fishing is good. We were delighted to catch over 40 salmon throughout the week from both the rivers, whether fishing from the bank or wading above waist depth in icy cold waters. I was very comfortable thanks to the efficient breathable membrane and construction of the jacket, and at no times were there any problems with water ingress from persistent rain or deep wading. As a result of being comfortable I was able to concentrate on the job at hand where success is never easy when visiting new rivers to fish. I was delighted with the jacket, and I would be more than happy to endorse Hilltrek as a company that can deliver a quality bespoke garment to suit your needs. I look forward to fishing in Argentina in January 2013 where we will encounter force 9 winds and driving rain, in the knowledge that I will be comfortable when pitting my wits against the giant Sea Trout of Tierra Del Fuego at the world’s basement.