In fair weather, deciding what to wear for a day on the water is the least of our worries. This is fishing, not a fashion show. But when Heaven opens the floodgates and rain enters the equation, the dress code changes dramatically.

In fact, donning the right rain gear when the skies open up can mean the difference between enjoying a great trip—no matter the weather—or getting soaked and throwing in the towel. Following are 10 key features that separate great gear from rain gear that’s all wet.