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Daiwa Game Breathable ¾ Jacket

By Magnus Angus

A very functional, well made, ¾ length fishing coat at a very reasonable price.
A very functional, well made, ¾ length fishing coat at a very reasonable price.

This looks like what we used to call a boat jacket. Longer than a wading jacket, it comes to top of my legs, I am not sitting on the jacket when I sit down.

Look inside and this is built like a long version of a modern wading jacket, the breathable fabric and taped seams are obvious. Similarly, this has water resisting cuffs, bellows pockets and D-rings, (nicely discrete rings under the upper pocket flaps) and a full hood complete with volume adjuster and very effective peak – all the technical/functional features I expect from a wading jacket.

Tons of pocket space, I particularly appreciate the small pockets on the upper pockets – waterproof zips keep them dry - very easy assess and handy for the things I need often. On the back I have a large cargo pocket, handy and now common of wading jackets; still handy and not so common on ¾ jackets.
This is a light jacket, an outer shell or layer. Great for mild days as it stands, on cold days I would want a fleece underneath. I tried adding a fairly bulky fleece under this. I'd say I have enough room to add one fleece to the clothing I normally wear on a mild fishing day, with more layers than this, things are getting tight. (This is an XL, I expect to wear a Large.)

Arm length and the cut across the shoulders is excellent, with the cuffs tight I can't make them ride up my arms, and I am free to flail away casting without feeling any tightness across my body or shoulders. Study the sleeves closely, and its clear this is a well-built coat, each sleeve is constructed from several pieces of fabric, so there are no seams on top of my shoulder, and the arm shape is natural.

Obviously olive, the fabric is quite matt, has a certain stiffness to it, I really like that this is quite a quiet fabric, as I move this rustles rather than crackles!

A very functional, well made, ¾ length fishing coat at a very reasonable price.

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Price: £129.99 (M,L,XL, XXL)
From Daiwa stockists.

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