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Award-Winning All Weather Fishing Gear

by Alissa Crankshaw December 21, 2016

TackleTour, a high-authority fishing gear and tackle review website, announced the winner of their 2016 Editor's Choice Award in June of this year. Can you guess who the lucky winner was? The Huk Next Level Kryptek All Weather Jacket and the Huk Next Level Kryptek All Weather Bib took home the whopper, and we couldn’t be more proud and thankful.

Foul Weather Fishing Gear Put to the Test

After putting the Huk Foul Weather Fishing Gear to the test on fishing trips from California to Florida, Alex "Zander" Mei, Editor in Chief at TackleTour, took to the keyboard and gushed out his experience in an epic review of the gear. With an analytical eye and deep knowledge for what makes quality fishing gear, Zander thoroughly assessed and rated our foul weather gear based on overall quality, performance, features, design, ergonomics, and practical application.

With all factors considered, the Next Level Kryptek Jacket and Big earned a total score of 8.53 out of 10 points using TackleTour's scrupulous review rating scale. Zander also gave a thoughtful and fair comparison of the Huk foul weather fishing gear against others on the market. Ultimately, the high-quality materials and construction, comfortable fit, and value for the money brought the Huk Next Level Gear to the top of the list.

We really liked the performance and styling of both the jacket and the bib and found it to be the most comfortable suit we have reviewed to date. We also really liked the well thought out storage and the stretch fabric which really made the suit feel more like a pair of comfortable pants and a hoodie than a foul weather shell. Ultimately we thought it was so good we awarded the suit our Editor's Choice Award. Congratulations and keep up the great work!
Read the full TackleTour review here.

What Makes Award-Winning All Weather Fishing Gear?

In his review, Zander highlighted several aspects of the Huk Next Level Jacket and Bibs that won him over. First, this all weather gear is really built to stand up to the elements. Taped seams and welded zippers along with three-layer waterproof material make this jacket and bib 100 percent waterproof and windproof—far exceeding the protection of standard rain gear. 

Secondly, although the Huk Next Level Gear is tough, durable, and warm, it's extremely comfortable and can be worn all day long. Zander commented that the cut of the jacket and bibs combined with the slight stretch of the material results in a fit that doesn't restrict body movement or casting in any way. He was also impressed by the soft liner that adds comfort and warmth—something other brands don't often include.

Finally, the appearance and style of the Next Level Foul Weather Gear that put it over the top as the ultimate award winner. Decked out with the Neptune Kryptek pattern and an overall modern look, Zander remarked that Huk has done a great job blending function and form with the Foul Weather Jacket and Bib.

Purchase the Best Foul Weather Gear

Huk Next Level Bib

Huk Next Level Fishing Bib
The Huk Next Level Fishing Bib allows you to stay dry and warm, right in the action.

Water? Wind? No problem. This award-winning fishing bib will keep you protected from the worst mother nature can throw your way. Stay dry and comfortable, and don’t sacrifice mobility or durability.

  • 100% Waterproof
  • 100% Wind Proof
  • Non-binding High stretch = comfort and range of motion
  • Zip Side entry
  • Reflective welding around waterproof zippers and chest pocket
  • Internal mesh chest pouch pocket
  • Hinged velcro functioning internal belt
  • Reinforced articulated knees
  • Boot zip with secure velcro closure
  • reflective branding for safety
  • Best in class breathability

Huk Next Level Jacket

Huk Next Level All Weather Fishing Jacket
Equipped with the Huk Next Level Jacket, you'll be ready for anything.

This award-winning all weather fishing jacket will ensure nothing will stand in the way of your catch. Take on the elements in comfort and style, and bring the big one home.

  • 100% Waterproof
  • 100% Windproof
  • Non-binding high stretch = comfort and range of motion
  • Front collar venting
  • Reflective welding around water-proof zippers
  • Hinged velcro cuff closure
  • Internal neoprene storm cuff
  • Removable hood
  • Reflective branding for safety
  • Best in class breath-ability

About TackleTour

Every year, the crew at TackleTour reviews hundreds of different fishing products. Chances are, if you can buy it at a tackle shop, it's likely been sized up by TackleTour's editorial team. And, as a 100 percent independent website, their reviews and ratings remain completely unbiased, raw, and honest. The fact that the Huk Next Level Kryptek All Weather Gear was even considered for the Editor's Choice award is a huge honor. Thank you very much!

Alissa Crankshaw
Alissa Crankshaw

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