October 05, 2020
By Rob Neumann
Description and Application: The Langland Hoodie is an everyday essential for dedicated anglers regardless of which species they choose to pursue. The soft material features the company’s exclusive Xpel technology—a plant-based coating that repels water and stains, such as blood, guts, slime and oil. The hood comes standard with an internal drawcord so it can be conveniently tucked away. The sleeves offer an integrated thumb loop in the cuff, the offset shoulder seams allow for flexibility and comfort when casting and the kangaroo pocket features an internal zipped compartment for secured storage.
Along with Xpel stain and moisture repellent, the hoodie also features thermal protection, 4-way stretch, breathable material that is machine washable. It’s available in sizes XS-4XL and comes in a sharp, dark steel gray color. And everybody loves a good hoodie.
Staff Insight: Going into last winter, I couldn’t find my go-to hoodie. You know, that favorite item of clothing we all have that works in lots of everyday situations. It was built right, and comfortable across a range of conditions. Water resistant, too, yet breathable. I often wore it as an outer layer or as one of the layers under my ice-fishing shell. When I pulled my boat out of storage this past spring and opened one of the storage compartments, there it was—the mice had decided it was one of their favorites, too, for bedding! Unfortunately, like a lot of great items that come and go, it was no longer available.
Enter Gill’s Langland Technical Hoodie. This one shares many of the features I’ve come to like in a hoodie, whether it’s used as an outer layer, or as part of a layer system when you’re dressing technical for colder weather or changing conditions. The combination of thermal protection with the fleece fabric and breathability helps vent moisture from perspiration yet should keep you warm and comfortable. And being made of polyester, it won’t stay damp like cotton. I’ve also come to like stretch fabric in garments like hoodies, providing more freedom of movement for activities like casting, reaching, driving, drilling holes in ice, and more. Unlike my old hoodie, this one has thumb loops on the sleeves, which should come in handy to keep the sleeves from riding up when reaching or when putting on an outer layer over it.
The Langland Technical Hoodie looks to cover the bases in form and function. And this one looks great, too, something you just as well could wear on a night out. The Xpel stain repellent technology should keep it looking sharp. A bit of fish slime on it? Pop it in the wash. Ready to head out to dinner. Could be my next go-to hoodie.—Rob Neumann
Will be available November 2020.