Geo beats the rain!
I’VE always been impressed with the quality and functional design of Snowbee’s clothing and the top-of-therange Geo wading jacket is no exception. The jacket is made from a three-layer fabric that consists of a 100% polyester outer shell, a Vapour-Tec breathable membrane and a 100% nylon inner shell. All three are bonded together to form one layer so there’s no loose lining to deal with. The outer shell has a DWR finish so water just beads off and doesn’t saturate the fabric. All seams have been taped on the inside for increased durability and outer seams have been moved away from vulnerable areas across the top of the shoulders and down the arms. Available in sizes S (36-38in), M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48) and XXL (50-52). 1 The hood design is very impressive with a stiffened material peak and elasticated cord and toggle lock adjusters on the back of the head and each side of the face. When these are tightened the hood moves with your head without restricting your vision. The hood can be rolled away inside the collar. 2 The high collar has a micro-fleece lining so is soft, warm and really comfortable against your neck. It’s not tight against your neck either so doesn’t cut in under your chin. 3 There are two spacious bellows chest pockets with elasticated tops, protective stormflaps with Velcro closures and two metal eyelet drain holes. On the front of these pockets are two smaller pockets with water-resistant zips, and concealed behind them are two handwarmer pockets featuring water-resistant zips and full fleece linings. 4 A good example of the attention to detail is the protection given to the main single nylon zip opening. A full-length, three-inch wide protective stormflap with five Velcro fastening tabs sits over the top of a further stormflap with rain gutter – nothing is getting through this lot! Under the stormflaps are two vertical zipped pockets which you can access without having to undo the main zip. 5 The sleeves taper down to neoprene cuffs with low-profile Velcro tab adjusters that tighten comfortably for a nice seal. The tabs lie perfectly flat so don’t stick up and cause a snag hazard. 6 Extra features include a rod holder strap, double toggle-lock and elasticated cord around the bottom hem (cords are held inside the jacket, out of the way), and a large D-ring on the back of the neck.
All the pockets are on the outside of the jacket, so there’s no need to open it up to the elements. I really liked the comfortable high collar, the hood design, the simple but functional cuffs and the fully lined handwarmer pockets.
Snowbee Geo wading jacket
Double stormflap over the main zip. Neoprene cuffs with Velcro tabs. Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets. Taped seams and cord retainers.