Spring Gear Guide

THE BEST NEW GEAR AND AP­PAREL FOR 2018

Saltwater Sportsman - - Table Of Contents / Features - By SWS Staff

1 AFTCO BAR­RACUDA PER­FOR­MANCE SHIRT

The Bar­racuda Geo Cool LS Per­for­mance Shirt is fash­ioned with min­eral-in­fused Geo Cool fab­ric to ab­sorb and dis­si­pate heat, breath­able mesh panels, and flat­lock-seam con­struc­tion, fea­tur­ing UPF 50+ sun pro­tec­tion, anti-mi­cro­bial prop­er­ties for odor con­trol, and Af­guard stain re­lease. Avail­able in Gray Heather, Sky and Va­por. $59; aftco.com

2 YETI PANGA

Fea­tur­ing a Hy­drolok zip­per and an abra­sion- and punc­ture-re­sis­tant outer shell, the air­tight and sub­mersible Panga duf­fel bag keeps your gear pro­tected from the harsh­est con­di­tions. Re­mov­able straps with durable metal hard­ware are de­signed to also carry the Panga as a back­pack. Avail­able in three sizes: 50, 75 and 100. $299.99 to $399.99; yeti.com

3 COSTA OCEARCH SLACK TIDE

Ev­ery pair of Slack Tide sun­glasses pur­chased helps Ocearch fund shark con­ser­va­tion. Shiny Tiger Shark frames, with Hy­dro­lite pad­ding, pin hinges and ven­ti­la­tion carry 100 per­cent po­lar­ized 580 lenses in ei­ther glass or plas­tic. They’re pre­scrip­tion-ready and avail­able with Blue Mir­ror, Gray or Gray Sil­ver Mir­ror lenses. $179 to $259; costadel­mar.com

4 CALCUTTA SQUALL SE­RIES TACKLE BAGS

Two tackle bags, the 3600 and 3700, in the Calcutta Squall Se­ries in­clude four tackle trays and sport end and front pock­ets, a molded pli­ers pocket, and a zip-close main com­part­ment. A com­pres­sion-molded bot­tom and built-in rain flap help keep all con­tents dry. $79.99, $89.99; cal­cut­taout­doors.com

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