Frogg Toggs Pilot II Jacket Review

 

Frogg Toggs Pilot II Guide Jacket, Black-Charcoal Gray, Lifetime Warranty
$62.99 – $179.00 on Amazon

A lot of the best fly fishing takes place on overcast and rainy days, which is why having a good wading jacket is essential to having a great day on the water. With the recent storms moving up the coast, there has never been a better time to replace that old heavy raincoat with a lightweight, highly versatile waterproof jacket, like the Pilot II Guide Wading Jacket I’ve been checking out from Frogg Toggs. This jacket would be at home on a mountain creek or out on the flats during a blustery day in the fall. The Pilot Jacket retails for about $170 yet it is definitely comparable to wading jackets that cost twice as much. Frogg Toggs has come up with their own waterproof and breathable material and they put it to use well here, as laid out on their website, Froggtoggs.com: “This unique (waterproof) technology is constructed with a patented process of three layers of a nonwoven polypropylene material with a center layer of micro-porous film. Because the pores are 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, moisture cannot penetrate yet it breathes extremely well.” 

Aside from the material itself, some of my other favorite features of this wading jacket are the waterproof, sealed zippers on the double, external chest pockets–the perfect place to keep a camera and a flybox–and the roomy, billed hood of the jacket, sure to keep your noggin dry during a downpour. Other well-designed features include micro-fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets, a rod holder strap–a great place to secure your rod while getting your picture taken, the net hook on the back of the jacket, and the neoprene-lined cuffs, which can be cinched tight to keep water out. The designers of this jacket also made it really easy to get it adjusted correctly. There are cord adjustments in the waist and hood, and the cut of the jacket is roomy enough to fit winter layers beneath, yet not so baggy that it gets in the way casting and landing fish. For more information about Frogg Toggs fishing products, view Frogg Toggs products on Amazon. There, you’ll find their full offering of fishing and outdoor rainwear.

Frogg Toggs Pilot II Guide Jacket Review - Outdoorsmen Fishing Gear
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Frogg Toggs Pilot II Guide Jacket Features:

  • Vented, removable hood with cord locks
  • Zippered chest/handwarmer pockets
  • Splash-resistant zippers w/ internal storm flap
  • Multiple accessory D-rings
  • Shock cord/barrel lock adjustable waist
  • Internal zips to hold Co-Pilot liner

 

 

 

 

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Frogg Toggs All Sport Rain Suit
Price on Amazon: $26.35 – $135.36