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6 times Hollywood made rain gear ridiculously cool

Excellent rain gear isn’t designed just for commercial fishermen and folks working in the great outdoors. Everyone from Harrison Ford to Audrey Hepburn has helped make wet weather gear fashionable. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons you can still buy bright yellow raincoats in high street shops today.   1. Blade Runner Top of […]

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Why the history of your waterproof trousers matter

No, we haven’t fallen off the deep end on this one. It’s easy to take for granted how much choice we have today. Especially when it comes to finding protective clothing that helps safeguard us against dangerous weather. Nowhere is that more true than commercial fishing. But interestingly enough, there’s a long history of waterproof […]

6 things to keep in mind when choosing rain gear

The performance of your rain gear can make the difference between a good working day and a miserable one. That’s why it makes sense to get clued up and know what things to look out for – before you head out in the morning. We want to keep things nice and simple: so here’s a […]

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Curious about how flotation pants work? You’re in luck

We’re sure you’ve seen (or even used) these pants before. Not only are they incredibly useful in tricky situations, flotation pants are lightweight, waterproof, and super easy to clean. Basically a good all-rounder for anyone who works on water. But you might also be wondering how they actually work. And what type of weather conditions […]

Foul weather bib and brace pants: What to look out for

Foul weather bib and brace pants are a staple of any industrial worker. Regardless of whether you’re in commercial fishing or farming. But the type of bib and brace you need will depend on the job at hand. You need to make sure they’re durable, lightweight and — perhaps most importantly — still feel comfortable […]

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7 reasons you need flotation pants (it’s less obvious than you think)

Stormline flotation pants are designed to provide you with back-up aide in an emergency. Built with closed cell foam in the knees and body, they give you 50N of buoyancy – meaning you’ll be protected even in rough sea conditions. But why else would you need a pair of these flotation pants? Well, we’re glad […]

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4 basic wet weather items every Kiwi Farmer needs

Wet weather gear might not be at the top of your shopping list. But when the season gets tough and you need to be at your best, then it helps to be prepared. So if you’re new to farming, or looking to update your gear this winter, here are a few basic items that’ll help […]

From biomass to wind: how renewable energy is transforming farming

It’s no secret that farmland in the UK commonly serves a dual purpose: to provide produce for nation and – as technology improves and commercial demand increases – opportunities for renewable energy production. The process is fairly simple: a farmer will lease their land to renewable energy developers, they will receive money from an investor, […]

Where to find the best fishing in New Zealand

New Zealand is famous for its volcanic lakes and icy rivers. So it’s not surprising it’s one of the most highly sought-after and competitive fishing destinations in the world. As we head into winter, it might not seem like the best time to dig out your oilskins and head into the great outdoors. But as […]

Love Twitter? Here’s a few commercial fishing accounts to follow right now

You’ve probably noticed we spend a lot of time talking about the commercial fishing industry on Twitter. But we’ll let you in on a secret. We wouldn’t know as nearly as much as we do if it weren’t for the people who inspire, educate and keep this industry afloat on a daily basis. It’s the […]