2012 Sage Apparel

Quest Ultra-light Rain Shell

Sage the rod company, turned Sage the rod-and-reel company, is branching out further into the apparel realm. New for 2012 will be Sage’s new Geoshell waterproof/breathable membrane rain jacket, which is made with 100 percent HT 3-layer nylon with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish. An adjustable cuff with low profile closures and welded tool port at the chest provide functional fishing features with clean looks. Available in February for $200.

Quest Softshell Insulated Hoody

The Quest Softshell Insulated Hoody has Primaloft insulation added throughout the main body for added core warmth. Double weave fabric and DWR finish provide high moisture and wind resistance. Other features include laser cut and welded zippers, a tool port at the chest, an adjustable cuff with low profile closures, an adjustable waist at hem, pre-shaped sleeves for comfort, and a fully adjustable hood. Available in February 2012 for $250.

Quest Softshell Jacket

This 90 percent nylon and 10 percent spandex softshell has double weave DWR finish, and plenty of stretch. A solid lighweight piece for unpredictable weather, this jacket is ideal when it’s not too hot, but not too cold. Price is $175.

Keys Crew

A lightweight, technical long sleeve piece with sun protection of UPF 30+. The 100 percent polyester fabric is ultra wicking and fast drying as well as antimicrobial. Available in colors described as Fog Bank, Offshore Blue, and Equator. Available in February 2012 for $45.

Seychelles Convertible Pant

These pants offer freedom of movement thanks to articulated knees and a gusseted crotch. The fast-wicking and quick drying nylon fabric, as well as the built in belt and functional located pockets, are all plusses. Price $80.

Opala Guideshirt

This comfortable guide shirt works on or off the water thanks to great fishing features combined with stylish looks. Shaped cuffs and UPF 30+ fabric provide sun protection while the large chest pockets can accommodate some fishing gear for those days on the boat. Price $80.

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  • Lee Novotny

    I’ll take one of those ultra-light rain jackets right now!