New Apparel from ICAST 2021

Just 2 Things videos highlight top features from this year’s new technical clothing and sunglass products.

Just 2 Things. That’s all you really need to know, right? These videos of new technical wear and sunglasses from the ICAST fishing tackle trade show focus on the top two features for each product. Let us wet your whistle. These are the latest and greatest tackle items coming your way — some are available now; others are expected to roll out within the next six months.

AFTCO Rescue Performance Hoodie

Functionality meets sustainability in AFTCO’s new Rescue Performance Hoodie, which was made from fishing nets. The breathable fabric also offers sun protection and comfort. Available in spring 2022; $99.

Costa Pro Series

Costa’s Pro Series — in Blackfin and Fantail frame styles — feature an adjustable nose pad for a custom fit. They also have a unique channel that helps move sweat away from the face and eyes. Available now; $249 to $269.


Gill Xpel Tec Hoodie

This men’s hoodie expels water and blood and resists odors. It also provides 50+ UPF protection in the sun. Available in November; $54.95.

Bajio Bales Beach

Venting on the full-wrap Bajio Bales Beach frames helps prevent fogging on hot, humid days. The pink lens option on this pair allows high light transmission, and the Lapis technology blocks blue light for less haze. All frames are made from plant-based materials. Available now; $199 to $249.

Huk A1A

Huk’s A1A technical shirt excels at lightweight breathability. It also offers full sun protection with a built-in gaiter and sun hood. Available in January; $70.


Xtratuf Sharkbyte ECO

Xtratuf’s Sharkbyte ECO shoes are made from ECONYL, regenerated nylon, which is more durable than traditional canvas but provides the same look and comfort. The shoes will also come with the company’s classic SRA non-marking, slip-resistant outsole. Available in men’s and women’s sizes and due out next February; $89.95.

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Smith Guide’s Choice XL

This XL version of the popular Guide’s Choice frames is 20 percent larger for even more coverage on the water. The Chromapop glass lens technology amplifies color and definition and the lenses are 40 percent lighter in weight than traditional glass. Available now; $199 to $259.