If you’re looking for a heavy duty and tough wearing two piece suit to see you through all your cold weather carp fishing then you need look no further than this offering from Daiwa. The Daiwa Retex is a two piece suit that offer durability and warmth in the most extreme angling scenarios and it is available in a carpy olive green and black. What’s more, the Daiwa Retex Two Piece Suit offers a waterproof rating of 5,000mm. This is a hydrostatic head equal to some of the hightes performing bivvies on the market today and it ensures that you’ll stay dry even in the most torrential of downpours.
The jacket on the suit boasts a polyester body and polyester quilt insulation, which ensures that the suit can offer exceptional heat retaining qualities that will keep you warm on the chilliest days. After all, a cold weather suit needs to be able to trap hot air close to your body as well as preventing the incursion of cold air.
The Retex Two Piece Suit jacket is also fitted with neoprene cuffs. These are designed to form a snug fit to your skin, ensuring that you don’t experience any ‘back run’ of water up the inside of your sleeve in particularly heavy downpours when you still want to cast with the freedom that you’ve grown accustomed to. The cuff also prevents nasty cold draughts from entering the suit, maintaining the warmth of the garment. The jacket comes fitted with a hood, which offers generous insulation as well as being fully adjustable to enable you to obtain a tight fit around your face in bitter winds.
The hood is also completely detachable, for your convenience, so you don’t have to worry about unnecessary bulk around the back of your neck when you’re reclining by the bank. The jacket offers three outer pockets and two internal pockets, including polar fleece lined hand warmer pockets. These ensure that you have ample space for storing all your valuables, including your bite alarm receiver, as well as any terminal tackle items that you might want to have to hand at short notice on the bank.
The bib ‘n’ brace element of the Retex Two Piece Suit is manufactured from the same high quality polyester fabric on insulation as the main body of the jacket. This ensures that you’ll never have to suffer from the incursion of cold air as it keeps your body heat trapped within the garment. The bib ‘n’ brace has a high elasticated waist, ensuring your full comfort whether you’re seated or stood, and boasts stretchable braces. The high waist also helps to prevent draughts, as it provides an additional layer of insulation around your torso. Your torso is the biggest producer of heat in your body, so trapping the warm air at this point is vital for maintaining your core temperature.
The ankles are Velcro adjustable, allowing you to pull the bib ‘n’ brace over your trousers and boots when the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse. The Daiwa Retex Two Piece Suit bib ‘n’ brace also has additional reinforcement from the knee and down the shin. This is because Daiwa is a brand that understand that you’ll be kneeling on the bank – whether that’s to unhook your fish or to prepare your rig – and as such the knee and shin will experience the majority of the friction. This reinforcement prevents premature wear, ensuring that these trousers last you every bit as long as you’d expect from a quality Daiwa item.
If you’re an angler who doesn’t like to let a cold snap spoil your chances on the bank then the Daiwa Retex Two Piece Suit is the perfect choice for you.