AFTCO Wins Again at ICAST 2020

AFTCO Wins Again at ICAST 2020

AFTCO's ICAST 2020 Online New Product Showcase Award Trifecta


AFTCO made another statement at this year's ICAST New Product Showcase with Best of Category wins in Cold Weather Technical Apparel, Warm Weather Technical Apparel, and Men's Lifestyle Apparel.

Over the past three years, AFTCO has won seven out of the nine New Product Showcase awards in the apparel categories, solidifying our place as the leader in innovation.

Watch a recap of the ICAST Best of Category and check out our award-winning products below!


ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase Best of Category Winner

Reaper Windproof 3-Layer Jacket

Best of Category: Cold Weather Technical Apparel

The Original Reaper — Upgraded. The Reaper Windproof 3-Layer Jacket is constructed from a durable stretch soft shell ripstop fabric with an ultra-warm Hexatron™ fleece lining and integrated face mask.

Learn more about Reaper Windproof 3L Jacket here


Angler comfortable in his men's fishing Windproof Reaper Jacket PU coasted zippers & side vents on the Reaper Windproof Jacket

For the angler looking for a jacket designed specifically for cold weather Fall/Winter fishing, the Reaper Soft Shell is the versatile piece that fits the bill.


AFTCO's Reaper Fishing Windproof Jacket


ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase Best of Category Winner TackleTour Best of ICAST 2020 - Fishing Apparel

Diffuse Air-O Mesh® Fishing Shorts

Best of Category: Warm Weather Technical Apparel

The only shorts you need to diffuse any situation. AFTCO checks yet another box off the innovation bucket list with the first pair of technical fishing shorts made entirely of AFTCO's breathable, yet durable Air-O Mesh® technology. The Diffuse Air-O Mesh fishing shorts accomplish this with a proprietary 100% polyester mechanical stretch fabric with dissolving yarn that creates micro Air-O Mesh® venting throughout the shorts. Reap the benefits of ultimate comfort in warm, humid climates that would otherwise make for a sticky situation.


Close up of the Diffuse Pliers Pockets
Micro-pores on the Air-0 Mesh Diffuse Fishing Shorts

Featuring AFTCO's award-winning Air-0 Mesh® technology made possible by our proprietary 100% polyester fabric with dissolving yarn.


ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase Best of Category Winner

Saba Recycled Seam-Free Boardshorts

Best of Category: Men's Lifestyle Apparel

A pair of boardshorts that cares about the environment? You got that right. This is AFTCO's first dive into recyclable material integrated within our technical fishing clothing. Saba recycled boardshorts are made out of sustainable 88% recycled polyester and 12% spandex fabric that is feather-light. In fact, these are the lightest boardshorts ever built by AFTCO. To accomplish this, we reduced the amount of seams and other unnecessary trims to deliver maximum comfort with a "Seam-Free" construction.

Learn more about Saba Recycled Seam-Free Boardshorts here


AFTCO's Saba Men's Fishing Boardshorts PU coated zipper pocket
Saba Mackerel Pattern On Blue Saba Mackerel Men's Fishing Boardshorts in Charcoal

Featuring seam-free construction for maximum comfort and a featherweight recycled poly/spandex fabric blend, Saba is the lightest pair of AFTCO boardshorts to date.

AFTCO Marketing Director Matt Florentino shows us what's coming down the pipeline in the videos below.


ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase Day 2

ICAST 2020 New Product Showcase Day 1