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Facing inclement weather is part of being an angler, and as long as you have fishing gear that keeps you warm and dry, you shouldn't have to sacrifice your day on the water. Going fishing without having a quality fishing jacket that can withstand foul weather is taking a huge risk, whether you prefer saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, fly fishing, or even ice fishing. Staying dry is unquestionably a top priority when spending an entire day on the water, especially when temperatures drop and you need to stay warm as much as you'd like to stay dry. Investing in a good fishing jacket is a must for anglers who don't like to take any days off, as the last thing you want to do is come down with a cold and miss even more days you could be dragging bass into the boat.
If you want something that can hold up to essentially all the elements, you might have to spend a few more dollars, but there are a number of affordable options that can do enough for you to stay comfortable. We've assembled a list of some fishing rain jackets from Amazon that are on the best sellers list. They're all water-resistant or waterproof and designed with anglers in mind, so you can get out there and keep fishing, even if you end up in rain or foul weather.
Best Men's Fishing Jackets
This wading jacket is entirely waterproof while also having exceptional breathability, making it perfect for long days of fishing. It has an adjustable hood and storm flaps, plus chest pockets that are great for fly fishing.
The jacket's price varies by size but is under $70. A customer gave it a five-star rating and wrote, "This is a great jacket. I just used it for a week of fly fishing in Montana. Fished in conditions from thunderstorms and heavy rain to blowing snow and freezing temperatures."
If this heavy-duty jacket can survive thunderstorms and snow, it's worth every penny.
This fishing jacket is water-resistant and has an adjustable hood. It was designed with fishermen in mind, with a breathable material that is also entirely waterproof, perfect for long days on a boat in saltwater or freshwater. It's also under $70 and has fantastic customer reviews. Alaska downpour is a lot, and the fact that this customer stayed completely dry is impressive. Consider this jacket if you're in or visiting Alaska for a fishing trip.
This ultralight Columbia rain jacket is perfect for wearing over a T-shirt on a warm or muggy, rainy day. The lightweight jacket isn't too bulky. It's a great jacket to keep on if you're expecting a short thunderstorm while you're out fishing. A customer even called it a great option to pack for "just in case."
It will be an easy jacket to pack, so consider this one if you're traveling by plane or have a small suitcase.
Developed specifically to wear with waders, this fishing jacket has everything you could ever want in a jacket: Chest pockets, an adjustable hood, storm flaps, water-resistant zippers, waterproof material, and even a sunglasses chamois.
This is our best overall pick. Alyson gave it a five-star rating and wrote, "This is my husband's second time purchasing this jacket (and bottoms). He loves fishing in it. One day a fellow fisherman was caught without rain gear and my husband lent him his original set. Well the guy loved them so much he wouldn't give them back and just paid my husband for them!"
It is pricey, but Simms makes top-notch gear. The jacket features Toray fabric technology for improved durability. Caring for the jacket is easy too! First, machine wash it on a gentle cycle (or hand wash it). Just be sure to use cold water and detergent that doesn't contain bleach. Then, tumble dry on low to reactive the DWP treatment.
This breathable rain jacket is perfect for days spent in wet or cold weather. It has the option to buy an attachable fishing bib, plus zippered chest pockets and lined hand warming pockets.
A customer left a rave review and wrote, "Ideal rain gear in Florida showers when I'm coastal sailing in a rain storm. I chose the yellow for visibility. Good fit. Snap straps seal around wrists. Zippers prevent water intrusion. Built in hood comes low enough over brow to protect my face."
The internal storm flap is water-resistant. Keep in mind that this jacket will also come in handy for hiking and hunting. Check out the camo option, it sure is nice!
Huk's windproof & waterproof fishing jacket is part of Amazon Prime Wardrobe, which means you can try it before buying it. They have tons of new products part of the program, which is perfect for ensuring your fishing rain gear is the perfect fit.
Hey, these jackets aren't exactly cheap, so make sure you love them! However, we know anglers will enjoy this jacket.
It has fully taped seams, a storm flap, and an adjustable hood, so you'll be prepared for the elements, but if you do get wet, no worries. It's a quick-drying jacket that's also breathable. So you'll stay dry without being sweaty or wet from the rain.
Many customers are extremely happy with this jacket and are impressed that it survived some rainy weather conditions. One customer wrote, "It breaks the wind perfect, yet light enough to fish in until the sun came out. Just what I needed."
This post was originally published on April 13, 2021.
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