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Vision Sub Zero Jacket Review

Vision Sub Zero Jacket Review

Since arriving some three months ago now the new Vision Sub Zero Jacket has become a permanent fixture on my back. Obviously, it’s been designed with fishermen in mind, but Vision have come up trumps with a stylish garment that doesn’t look out of place on the highstreet, a nice touch for those who travel and feel compelled to carry only one jacket. In fact, my better half has taken quite a shine to it, asking if they’re available in women’s sizes, praise indeed..!

So, what makes the sub Zero so special? Loaded with 100g of Primaloft synthetic filling means it’s a winner when it comes to insulating properties. It’s very light and compressible so the bulky fleeces we relied on for years seem somewhat dated now. Some might argue those fashionable soft shell type jackets are where it’s at, but even these fall way short by comparison. This warmth isn’t compromised when wet either, as the breathable filling happens to be water resistant and adding a DWR (durable water repellent) coating, keeps moisture out. Granted it’s not aimed at being fully waterproof, just a functional thermal layer that will cope with the ever changing conditions. Staying warm is best done by wearing some kind of headgear which is why the Sub Zero comes with a comfortable zip off hood that can be removed when not in use.

All this packs down into a stuff sack about the same size as a bag of sugar, leaving plenty of room in your vest or backpack for all the other essentials. Remaining at the cutting edge of fishing the Vision Sub Zero jacket offers unequalled protection, allowing you to get on with more serious matters, like caching fish…

Tight lines,

Tony Riley,

Vision World Team Member

For more information on the Vision Sub Zero Jacket: click here
To visit Guide Fly Fishing: click here
To visit Tony Riley’s ‘Lake District Fly Fishing’: click here

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