AFTCO Wins 5 Best of Category Awards at ICAST 2023

AFTCO Wins 5 Best of Category Awards at ICAST 2023

We are thrilled to announce yet another successful ICAST show, adding 5 New Product Showcase awards to our list of ICAST accolades. With 37 categories this year featuring 1,087 new products from 292 companies, AFTCO won awards in Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Men, Lifestyle Apparel for Men, Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Women, Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Women, and Footwear.

In the last six years, AFTCO has won 18 out of 23 New Product Showcase awards in the apparel categories. That brings the total to 20 New Product Showcase awards with the addition of back-to-back wins in the footwear category.

ICAST "Best of Category" Winners:

Channel Hooded Performance Shirt

Channel delivers ventilation to keep you cool when things get heated. A knit 100% recycled polyester doubles down on the cooling factor with quick dry, moisture wicking properties to ensure you remain dry and comfortable. Reap the benefits of SpeedVent™ active hood that prevents your hood from blowing off, UPF 40 sun protection, an integrated zippered chest pocket for handy storage, and a modern aesthetic that stands out from the crowd.

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Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Men

Ocean Bound Hooded Performance Shirt

Sustainability you can wear with REPREVE® Our Ocean™ recycled ocean bound polyester fabric. This performance shirt is fabricated from recycled plastic bottles that were bound for the ocean but were gathered and recycled into spun polyester fabric that will keep you protected and comfortable for long days on the water. Ocean Bound delivers UPF 40 sun protection, active hood that can tuck over your hat brim, thumb loops, and quick dry, moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry for the next cast.

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Lifestyle Apparel for Men

Women's Mojeaux 1/4 Zip Performance Shirt

Pro-inspired in every sense, the Mojeaux performance shirt was designed inside & out by Capt. Moe Newman, who hails from Venice, LA. Moe spends hundreds of days on the water inshore & offshore on the Gulf where sun protection, breathability, stretch, and comfort are key. Her Mojeaux performance shirt utilizes award-winning Air-O Mesh ventilation fabric with UPF 50 sun protection, DWR stain release, quick dry / moisture wicking, a stealth zipper pocket, and thumb loops for added sun protection.

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Warm Weather Technical Apparel for Women

Women's Barricade Rain Suit

Women's Barricade is packed with features at a great price, offering 3-layer construction, 20K/5k waterproof breathable with our signature SpeedVent™ hood. A slide waist cinch allows you to dial in the fit, while Double Dry cuffs prevent water from seeping up the arms. YKK zippers on the chest pocket keep items secure. Jacquard elastic bibs shoulder straps, g-hook slide waist side adjustment system, along with a dual side zippered relief hatch allows you to take care of business with ease.

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Cold Weather Technical Apparel for Women

Ankle Deck Fishing Boots

A staple in any angler's day-to-day life on the water, AFTCO's ankle deck boot was designed from the ground up to fulfill the high demands of anyone who is obsessed with a life better lived outdoors. Designed to deliver a heightened level of comfort via an inner neoprene liner that is quick-drying and fully flexible. Paired with a custom compression-molded antimicrobial insole, these waterproof fishing boots offer the perfect amount of cushion, rebound, and support season after season.

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