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Frabill’s new Storm Series Storm gear is the latest and greatest in packable rain gear for anglers

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Stow, Stow, Stow it in Your Boat

Wikipedia defines a raincoat as, “A waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain. A rain jacket may be combined with a pair of rain pants to make a rain suit.” (My times have changed….citing Wikipedia as an “official” source of information.)

In fishing, we prefer the term “raingear” – a matched top and bottom. And at the core of raingear performance is this simple little notion of keeping you dry – raindrops outside, happiness inside. Beyond that, differentiators from suit to suit and brand to brand range from multiple layers of space-age fabrics to a precious little viewfinder on the wrist to apparently Snap Chat while you’re fishing.

Frabill says never mind the bullocks. New for 2016, the company that redefined fishing-specific raingear, ushers in the most sensible, peak-performance and light-on-your-wallet raingear to date: the Stow Series.

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As the name implies, it’s stowable. That doesn’t mean cramming a moldy suit back in the clear plastic bag it came in – Frabill saves that torture-treatment for the other guys. Rather, the Stow Series literally packs back into itself. The left-hand pocket of the pants becomes its own storage. Same goes for the left-hand pocket of the jacket. Easy as that.

So, you know the Stow Series packs like a pro and travels like a champ. But that’s only the icing on the cake…

At the root of all Frabill outerwear is fabric selection. Frabill uses the highest-quality and most technologically advanced materials across all of its outerwear models, raingear and winterwear. The Stow Series marries a trio of technologies to create total waterproofness and breathability. The outer shell is constructed of durable Nylon ripstop fabric. Beneath that lies a waterproof and breathable membrane. Sealing the deal is a topical treatment of 3M™ Scotchgard™, providing a powerful first line of defense against moisture. All told, with seams 100% sealed, Stow Series is a veritable safe-house for anglers.

Features on the jacket abound. Large outer pockets with zipper closures accommodate fistfuls of gear. The main zipper is protected by a pair of storm flaps, the innermost with arain gutter to stream water droplets away.

A two-way adjustable, waterproof hood with reinforced brim/sun visor eases your eyes from squinting as well as water dripping off the tip of your nose.

A-grade accoutrements continue with an adjustable bungee cord at the hem for a precise fit and internal elastic sleeve cuffs to keep comfortably snug at the wrists. A side-seam D-ring is perfectly placed for tethering your corded kill-switch or trolling motor remote. Augmenting safety, the Frabill Stow Series features 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material on the front and back. Last but not least, all Stow Series zippers are branded YKK or SBS, not nameless bargain-bin componentry.

The Stow Series pants are equally as exceptional. Like last year’s revolutionary F-1 Series Storm Gear release, the Stow Series pants feature removable, full-elastic shoulder straps. So if you prefer the feel of pants over bibs, simply shed the shoulder straps. The pant cuffs are also adjustable with cuff-to-knee, half-length leg zippers for easy in and out.

Other standout components include Frabill’s signature ergonomic, articulated knees. None of that straight-legged (aka “linear patterning”), starchy feel. The Stow Suit kneels and flexes with you. And like the jacket, the bottoms feature large hand pockets with zipper closures and a handy D-ring.

Stow Series jackets are available in Coastal Blue, Black and Light Brown. Pants come in universally matched Black and Light Brown. Sizes span from S to 3XL. And, the Stow Series is backed by an impressive 2-year warranty.

Wear it. Stow it. Stay dry. That’s how Frabill fishes.

Frabill-Storm-Series-4Stow Series Jacket
Two Layer waterproof, windproof, breathable light weight rip-stop shell
3M™ Scotchgard™ durable water repellant treatment
Waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane with 6,000 MM hydrostatic resistance
100% seam sealed
Large pockets with zipper closure and storm flaps
Dual external storm flaps with rain gutter over main zipper
Two – way adjustable, waterproof hood with reinforced brim/sun visor
Ergonomic curved sleeves
Internal elastic sleeve cuffs
Side seam D-ring for tether cord kill switch
Adjustable bungee cord at hem
3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material on front and back
Packable into stow pocket (left-hand pocket for convenient transport

Frabill-Storm-Series-2Stow Series Pants
Two Layer waterproof, windproof, breathable lightweight rip-stop shell
3M™ Scotchgard™ durable water repellant treatment
Waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane with 6,000 MM hydrostatic resistance
100% seam sealed
Removable, full elastic shoulder straps
Gusset behind front zipper provides superior waterproof protection
Large hand pockets with zipper closures
Ergonomic articulated knees
Adjustable pant cuffs with cuff to knee half-length leg zippers
Side seam D-ring for tether cord kill switch
Packable into stow pocket (left-hand pocket) for convenient transport

ABOUT FRABILL
Frabill, Inc. is in its 76th year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Fishing products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care and management, bait traps and seines, accessories, and premium raingear, including the new F Series Storm Gear. Frabill’s ice fishing product lineup consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, and premium ice fishing apparel, including the new I Series. Visit www.frabill.com.