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Huk Fishing and Spy Optics
Friday, November 13th, 2015

Huk Fishing and Spy Optics

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This summer, we were able to get out on the water and rip some lips. In doing so, we tested a few products that are designed specifically for avid anglers. More specifically, we tested two products from Huk Gear (the Black Camo performance ICON shirt and Performance Hoody) and two pair of sunglasses from Spy Optics (The “Rocky” and the appropriately named “Angler”). Although our fishing expertise is not as extensive as our Whitetail knowledge, we managed to bag several lunkers and have a great time out on the water. Here’s our thoughts on the above mentioned products:

Huk Gear
First of all, all of the apparel made by Huk Gear is decked out with the Huk logo and the branding locations on this apparel is uniquely cool. We just like how the stuff looks! Now lets’ get to how they fared in our outings on the water.

The ICON shirt:

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This shirt is made from a loose fitting spandex type material with a mesh lower back portion. The fabric is antimicrobial and stain resistant. Not only was this shirt perfect to leave the camp during the slight chill of pre-dawn, it served a moisture wicking purpose in the heat of the day. It’s long sleeves keeps you protected from the sun while the mesh back provides a little air flow. We decided to test the antimicrobial aspect of this shirt by wearing it for 3 days straight during one of our fishing trips. My fishing buddies are happier than I to report that there was no noticeable stench!

The Performance Hoody:

huk hoodie
As anyone who has spent some time on the water knows, the wind out on the lake can change in a hurry. We were glad to have this Performance Hoody on two specific occasions this summer. Once when a storm rolled in and we got caught on the other end of the lake, and another time when the wind chill kicked up and the temperature dropped. The hoody kept us warm and even dry, despite the impromptu downpour. The hoody is also made with stain release, which comes in handy after hammering the Bass.

Huk Gear designs high performance apparel with UV protection for the hardcore fisherman. They already have an extensive line of items that is growing larger on a regular basis. Huk Gear keeps you protected from the elements and looking good in your search for that monster dream catch.

Check them out at www.hukgear.com

 

Spy Optics:
We’ve done several reviews of outdoor eyewear in the past and we really look for three things when we choose a good pair of sunglasses; 1. The fit of the frames has to match our face and stay put during our activities; 2. They’ve got to protect our eyes from the sun and be durable in doing so; and 3. They’ve got to look cool!!! Spy Optics is a respected brand and offers many styles that suit our outdoor lifestyle tastes. They even have some cool Realtree camo on the backside of the frames for some styles that allow you to express your love of the outdoors without being too “tacky”.

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The Rocky (Pictured above left): Not only does the Rocky look cool, the rubber nose pads help to make these one of the best fitting pair of sunglasses we’ve tried over the years. The blue spectra, polycarbonate lenses provide a very cool look as well as the polarization needed to see that lunker hiding beneath the dock. The frames also have small openings at the ends for clipping an included lease to ensure you won’t lose them when fighting the big boy or fumbling to grab the net for your buddy!

The Angler(Pictured above right): Side by side, the Angler has the same overall look and shape as the Rocky and fits our faces extremely well with no slippage. The Grilamid nylon frame of these Anglers are as durable as they come and the sharp looking Realtree trim on the backside of the frame is a sweet touch. The Angler also provides 100 % UV protection, comes with polarized lenses and has the same rubber nose pads and leash clips as the Rocky.
Happy, Happy, Happy: Both these models come with Spy Optic’s “Happy Lens”. Spy has figured out which wavelengths of light produce clearer vision and with wavelengths of light positively enhance your mood. The Happy Lens allows the Good Rays in and blocks out the Bad Rays. Both the Happy Lens Bronze and Blue Spectra lenses did a great job of increasing the contrast and color. As for our mood, it was hard to distinguish whether or not it was the lenses or the fact that we were out on a boat doing something we really enjoy that was causing our positive attitude. Either way, we’ll take the great fitting, Polarized, durable Rocky and Angler any day out on the lake!

Check out all of Spy Optics great styles at www.spyoptic.com

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