Nomaduk

NEW “Explorer” Chest Wader Jacket

Sale price Price £110.00 Regular price

The history behind the design of this super lightweight high performance wading jacket originates from the 17 month period we at NomadUK designed , modified and stringently tested the original “Nomad” chest wader jacket when we realised that no one design of jacket or weight of material used could cater for all the different forma of fly fishing so we added the quite amazing “EXPLORER” – the lightest, most breathable chest wader jacket ever made – to our range.
Despite being the lightest , most breathable chest wader jacket ever made it is robust enough to withstand the conditions of cold salt water fly fishing ( Baltic Sea Trout and New England Striped Bass) but also … Tropical …. Ever caught a bonefish in the rain ??
“ Two years ago I came across the NomadUK “EXPLORER” jacket, the lightweight wading jacket that could pack away into its own pocket. I’m happy to report that the same jacket is still repelling rain like a trawler man’s sou’wester, and that is has retained its looks too: an exceptional material, breathable , salt waterproof, and weighing a fraction of comparable fabrics” Marc Bowler, Editor of “Fly Fishing & Fly Tying” Review, June 1996.
In 2007 we improved upon the original introducing a rip stop version in a dark olive green, adjusted the pocket arrangement and included a series of internal pockets for fly boxes, made up cats etc – all with the Sea Trout Fisherman in mind
Features Include:
Weighing ounces, the unique “packaway” EXPLORER cuts wind and water alike complementing the original “NOMAD” as a warm weather expeditionary garment ( but as outer part of a layered system, quite capable of handling severe weather conditions ) will fit into a Fly Fisherman’s vest with ease
The slick Meryll Ventflex material permits unrestricted movement when worn under a vest as the fabric slips back and forth when casting, whilst extra material in front of the chest enables it to be worn comfortably over a fly vest – this little bit of innovative thinking and attention to tailoring is typical of NOMADUK’s practical approach.
Large Hood rolls up to form a high collar
Stiffened brim protects glasses when raining
Tailored as ever for ease of movement with ‘Raglan’ style shoulders and sleeves, which are long and accommodating and single adjustable waterproof cuffs
Cut short in the body for deep wading
Sensibly 2 outer zippered fly box pockets are actually inside the outer shell thus not getting in the way of double handed salmon fly rods when casting or friction when worn underneath a fly vest.
Jacket no longer folds away into one of fly box pockets, instead the inside pockets have been adjusted to include features ( above ) required by Sea Trout fly fishermen at night especially – making this a unique garment.
“D” Ring for snippers, haemostats etc
Internally a waterproof wet strip at waist and cuffs, plus mesh lining elsewhere keeps weight down