The Patagonia River Master II is the most well-constructed and long lasting fishing vest for anglers of all skill levels. With multiple pockets and a padded collar, you can pack this fly fishing vest with fly boxes, leaders, tippet, extra spools to have with you on those full days on water without feeling it on your shoulders. This fishing vest is cut short so that your gear d'es not get soaked if you are in your float tube or wading the river deep.
- 4-ply 100% nylon Supplex with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
- 100% polyester mesh lining allows the vest to ventilate and keep you cool in warm temperatures
- Vertical and horizontal pocket configuration to organize and secure gear
- Padded collar dissipates weight and minimizes fatigue mesh lining
- Adjustable front closure allows for varying layers
Leland on Patagonia:
One of the most admired and emulated firms in the outdoor marketplace, Patagonia is also one of the stalwarts in the fly fishing industry. From its humble beginnings as Yvon Chouinard's piton forging business to its ascendancy as one of the major houses in outdoor apparel and equipment, Patagonia has been marked by the same commitment to well-designed, well-made product, the same dedication to corporate social responsibility, and the same finger-on-the-pulse outdoor culture -- for almost forty years now.
Chouinard, still the company's head and something of an enlightened monarch, is well known as an alpinist and a surfer, but is also an avid fly fisherman. Atlantics, cutthroats, permit: he knows what he likes for fish as well as for gear, and he maintains a hand in the processes of product design to this day. Patagonia is a founding partner of '1% for the Planet', a league of environmentally progressive businesses, and the firm demonstrates its engagement with environmental stewardship in other ways as well. To minimize the inevitable ecological costs of manufacturing, Patagonia uses recycled-content fabrics where possible and -- more to the point, perhaps -- makes products that will perform at a high level for years without the need for a replacement.