Professional fishermen have always known how to be ready for a storm. They dress for constant soaking by choppy seas, unanticipated and often torrential rains, pummeling winds, and mishaps that can range from stalled engines to tangled nets.
Now you can be ready, too.
Helly Hansen is bringing back the classic fishing top with its Lerwick Rain Jacket, which has been redesiged with full-stretch waterproof polyurethane fabric (not the PVC your Stearns jacket was made from when you were a kid) and classic marine details: welded pockets, a full lining, the best available zippers, mechanical venting in the back, and an inside pocket for extra storage. And, at $100, it’s affordable. Available January 2013; hellyhansen.com.