Anglers can be a demanding bunch. Not only do we want technical apparel capable of performing in the toughest conditions but we also want it to look and feel great for the rest of your life requirements. Luckily countrywear expert Schöffel has some answers.
When country attire specialist Schöffel entered the fly fishing market, it was a sure bet that the products would not only perform extremely well for their chosen discipline but they would do double duty away from the river or lake bank too.
Among the recent launches from the iconic brand are two that really do tick all those boxes.
Thurso Down Jacket
Equally at home on the bank or out and about elsewhere, the Thurso Down Jacket is a great addition to any angler’s wardrobe. Even if you aren‘t flicking a fly on your local lake or chasing rising trout on a river or stream, the Thurso is worth reaching for.
If you‘re hiking in the hills, say on a boat or beside the harbour and even just hanging out with pals recounting tales of ‘the one that got away’, this is sure to be a favourite.
Keeping you warm is a layer of ethically sourced down insulation that, cleverly, doesn’t sacrifice a contoured and slim silhouette, thanks to smart tailoring; indeed it’s not only lightweight but, as you would expect from Shöffel’s experienced technical team, it’s also windproof and water-repellent.
The 800 fill power, ethically sourced down filling (90 per cent down, 10 per cent feathers) and conductive fibre combine to keep you warm while regulating your body temperature, ensuring you are always comfortable, whatever you are doing. Other cool features include a contrast lining, a contrasting one-way YYK front zip, Schöffel branding, light weight and it’s machine washable.
Annan II Technical Top
Updated for the early part of the 2023 season, the Annan II ¼ zip technical top is another item equally at home at work, at play, on the bank, walking the dog, trekking the hills or simply strolling through the countryside.
It’s pretty much guaranteed to keep you comfortable all day long thanks to its superb moisture transfer / breathability / quick drying properties and technostretch fabric (96 per cent polyester, four per cent elastane) with soft hand feel. It boasts a ¼ length YKK zip, plus an oversized zipped chest pocket too.
This is such a versatile piece, every outdoors person should have one as an invaluable layer whether fishing, shooting, stalking, dog training, walking or just unwinding with friends at the end of the day.
Check out the full collection of Schöffel country fly fishing apparel here: www.schoffelcountry.com/men/fly-fishing.
Source: Tackle Trade World.