Best New Clothing
Aside from being outstanding garments, the new launches from Rapala and Patagonia had particular appeal amongst environmentally-conscious anglers. Rapala’s Eco Wear Reflection Pants are made using PET polyester that is derived from recycled bottles; while Patagonia pointed out that its Sunshade Hoody is made of recycled fibres and can be fully recycled after use.
The winner came from Daiwa in the shape of its Rainmax Hyper Combi-Up Hi-Loft Winter Suit. The runner-up was Rapala (Reflection Pants).