The Intruder Jacket is the Jacket we’ve always wanted. Warm enough for cold days but cool enough when the sun pokes out. It’s clean design borrows ideas from the tactical world like the rest of our line of products but has features that find very specific uses for fly anglers.
Made of a durable 3 layer fabric to keep liquid water out and allow water vapor from your stinky self escape. The outer shell is a DWR stretch nylon while the inner face is a soft fleece. In between those two layers is that lovable waterproof membrane that keeps us dry. Hey did we mention it has pit zips? Why hasn’t a fly fishing jacket ever had pit zips, well, this one does. Sun pokes it’s head out — unzip, and cool — what a refreshing idea.
Loop patches on each arm keep foam fly patches out of the fly line danger zone and keep the front nice and clean. Fleece lined hand warmer pockets feature d-rings for attaching keys or clip on style retractors. Inside each hand warmer pocket is a smaller little plier pocket to keep hemostats and pliers snug. Keeping those things inside your pocket keeps then handy but not dangling off the front of your chest waiting to be snagged by some branch or unsuspecting tippet material. Hook that up.
In back there is a lumbar stash pocket with access from either side, to keep spare spools leader wallets, PB&J, whatever. And the pocket is low enough that you can actually reach it and you save yourself the embarrassment of making your buddy get something out of there. That’s always been a bit awkward — with this jacket, no more of that, hey did you touch my butt feeling.
Each sleeve has stash pockets to put your weed in, if you live in Colorado or Washington. For everyone else those stash pockets are NOT for weed, they are for leaders tippets, grease, etc. Seriously, the other 48 states, just say no.
It has a hood and hood stash flap. A hood is a hood. We see no need for marketing babble about hoods, it’s a hood, a nice fitting well thought out hood.
This jacket is sized a bit on the small “modern cut” end of the spectrum. Generally we adivse customers to ORDER ONE SIZE UP. If you are a big dude, then order a 2X or a 3X.
In stock — Usually ships next business day. (3XL currently not in stock, available March 25th, 2015)
This jacket is imported from China. Wait WHAT??!! Yeah I know it goes against all of this Made in the USA stuff we’ve been harping on for so long. But honestly, we tried to source of it in the USA but had no luck. So we had to move forward with things and we found a good partner in China and we are very happy with the results and stand behind the product 100%. Don’t worry our pouches and packs will continue to be Made in the USA.