Redington Stratus III Jacket
Reviewed by bg from nocal on Sunday, July 10, 2016
Bought this jacket specifically for a trip to Alaska. I also have a Redington Red Storm wading jacket and a Hodgman wading jacket that I have used on previous trips to this same location and the Stratus III performed the best. During the trip, It rained off and on for 6/7 days, varying between a light wind driven mist and a heavy downpour. The fishing on this trip involved spey casting which means a lot of overhead work with extended arms and works the upper body vigorously, so you will work up a sweat. I was able to stay dry and warm in the Stratus III jacket and did not chill during extended runs in a jet boat. Proper layering under this jacket is essential so you do not get too warm, but that is true of any waterproof garment. The other Redington jacket did not perform as well and the external pockets leaked through both zippers and flap closures. The Stratus III kept the pockets dry. The only thing I found wrong with it was that it is a little long for a wading jacket and if you go too deep, the lower slash pockets will get wet. These pockets need waterproof zippers or the pockets need to be top entry pockets as they are used to store gloves and as a place to put hands to warm up and protect from wind and rain while traveling.