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New Products and Electronics for September 2020

7 new tackle, apparel and gear items.

September 21, 2020
Z-Man 6-inch DarterZ soft plastic
Z-Man 6-inch DarterZ Courtesy Z-Man

Z-Man 6-inch DarterZ

Z-Man designed the 6-inch DarterZ in partnership with noted inshore captain C.A. Richardson. The bait features a slender profile and forked tail that mimics needlefish, ballyhoo and sand eels. DarterZ’ segmented body amplifies its swimming and darting action. Belly and dorsal hook slots allow for easy weedless rigging with a ChinlockZ SWS weighted hook or on HeadlockZ or Eye Strike jigheads. The soft, durable material is infused with salt for neutral buoyancy during the retrieve. Available in December, the bait will come in 10 colors. A five-pack will cost $5.99.

Gill Dart Hoodie for men and women
Gill Dart Hoodie Courtesy Gill

Gill Dart Hoodie

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Available in men’s and women’s styles, Gill’s slim-fit Dart hoodie features thermal-protection technology and four-way stretch. Its 95-percent polyester/5 percent elastane fabric is moisture-wicking and breathable. Other features include zippered hand-warmer pockets, raglan sleeves for increased mobility, a full-length front zip with inner wind guard, and a fitted hood for use underneath a waterproof jacket. Men’s hoodies ($99) come in two colors — ocean and steel grey — and in sizes S through XXXL. The women’s jacket ($99.95) comes in fig and sizes 4 through 12.

Costa Tailwalker sunglasses
Costa Tailwalker Courtesy Costa

Costa Tailwalker

A recent addition to the sports performance collection, the Tailwalker was inspired by the way a sailfish greyhounds along the surface, Costa says. Featuring a regular frame fit and the new adjustable locking-lever temple tips, Tailwalkers have an edgy appeal. Available in matte black, matte fog gray, and matte wetlands frame colors, Tailwalkers can be fitted with a variety of glass or plastic 580 lenses. They cost $189 to $269.

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Huk Kona short sleeve shirt
Huk Kona Courtesy Huk

Huk Kona

The Huk Kona Short Sleeve is a new polyester-cotton blend shirt that features lightweight breathability and quick-drying properties. The two-way stretch fabric enhances comfort and the mesh-backed chest pocket and built-in microfiber sunglass wipe provide added functionality. Available in sizes S through XXXL, the shirts cost $55 each.

Penn Squall II Star Drag fishing reel
Penn Squall II Star Drag Courtesy Penn

Penn Squall II Star Drag

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Penn’s Squall II Star Drag reels come with a new Live Spindle design and free-floating spool, that Penn says makes them even more castable. With its proprietary Fast Gear Access Sideplate, the bronze-alloy main gear and Versa-Drag system can be quickly accessed for service. The reels feature a 6+1 shielded stainless-steel ball-bearing system that make them ideal for surf fishing and light-duty offshore fishing. Available in five sizes ranging from 12 to 40, the reels cost $149.95 to $169.95.

Columbia Force XII ODX/Heat Seal Puffy jacket and overalls
Columbia Force XII ODX/Heat Seal Puffy Courtesy Columbia

Columbia Force XII ODX/Heat Seal Puffy

This fall for men, Columbia has released its Force XII ODX jacket and bib. For women, the new fall releases include the Ultimate Catch Heat Seal Puffy. The Force XII foul-weather gear jacket ($350) and bib ($300) feature Outdry Extreme waterproof, breathable construction, and they’re fully seam sealed. The jacket comes with watertight comfort cuffs and cargo pockets, and is available in sizes S through XXL and in azul (blue) and carbon fiber (black/dark gray). Bibs come in S through XXL and in Carbon Fiber, and offer partial elastic at the waist, reinforced knees and bottom leg zips. The women’s puffy jacket ($130) features Omni-Heat technology, a three-point interchange system, heat-seal construction, and zippered hand pockets. It comes in black and sizes XS through XXL.

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Garmin GMR Fantom 254/256 Radar unit
Garmin GMR Fantom 254/256 Radar Courtesy Garmin

Garmin GMR Fantom 254/256 Radar

Garmin has announced its new open-array series — GMR Fantom 254/256 — which the company says is the highest powered solid-state marine radar on the market. The series features 250W of pulse-compression power and can detect targets from 20 feet to 96 nautical miles away, more than doubling the power of Garmin’s existing Fantom 124/126. The new radars come with Garmin’s MotionScope technology to detect and highlight moving targets (with color), helping boaters avoid collisions, find bird flocks and track weather. Scan-to-scan averaging, a new feature, reduces sea clutter and interferences to strengthen long-range performance and more. Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) automatic acquisition allows users to trigger and track up to 30 targets with no prompting on all returns, boundary zones, guard zones or MotionScope. Available in 4-foot and 6-foot arrays, the radars cost $9,999 and $10,499.

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