What's new for 2017-18?
Many styles have feature updates and improvements for this season. The 2017 Predator Jacket and Bibs are all new and dealers are ordering in a big way due to anticipated demand. We have some new gloves/mitts for 2017 including some leather models. And the new Riot Hoody and the very popular Havoc Hoody will be in big demand this season. We have some new caps, socks and T-shirts too. Lastly, our Striker ICE Rubber Boots with 1,200g Thinsulate are available for 2017. Look for new spring items for open water fishing to be announced later this year.
What is the difference between the GUARDIAN, the Striker Ice HARDWATER, Striker Ice PREDATOR and the CLIMATE suits?
The outer shell on the HARDWATER uses a 600D Endura that has a “Carhartt” feel and the Striker Ice PREDATOR uses a 330D Tussor that has a traditional ice suit feel. A Tricot interior (micro fleece feel) is used on the body of the HARDWATER and a Taffeta nylon lining is used on the sleeves. There is 150g of Thermadex insulation is in the HARDWATER garments and 100g of Thermadex insulation in the Striker Ice Predator garments. The CLIMATE has a light 330D shell with removable linings so it can be used as a three-season suit by removing the liners. The GUARDIAN is similar to the PREDATOR but with fewer features and less insulation. The GUARDIAN has Sureflote and 50g Thermadex insulation, and has 600D Endura elbow and knee panels.
2016-17 Product Comparison
|Guardian Jacket- M/W||112090||159.95||Red||330D Tussor||Yes||Underarm & Back||Yes||60g||5|
|Guardian Bib- M/W||212090||159.95||Red||330D Tussor||Yes||None||Yes||60g||5|
|Guardian Jacket- Y||132090||119.95||Red||330D Tussor||Yes||Underarm & Back||Yes||60g||5|
|Guardian Bib- Y||232090||119.95||Red||330D Tussor||Yes||None||Yes||60g||5|
|SI Predator Jacket||115100||199.95||Red/Blue/Black||330D Tussor||Yes||Radial & Back||Yes||100g||7|
|SI Predator Bibs||215100||199.95||Charcoal||330D Tussor||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||100g||7|
|SI Hard Water Jacket||114050||229.95||Red/Black||600D Endura||Yes||Underarm||Yes||150g||9|
|SI Hard Water Bib||214050||229.95||Gray||600D Endura||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||150g||9|
|SI Prism Jacket- W||124050||199.95||Green/Pink/Gray||330D Tussor||Yes||Underarm||Yes||150g||9|
|SI Prism Bib- W||224050||199.95||Gray||330D Tussor||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||150g||9|
|SI Climate Jacket**||116000||269.95||Black/Blue/Red/Brown||330D Tussor||Yes||Radial & Back||Yes||Softshell**||4/10|
|SI Climate Bib**||216000||259.95||Black/Brown||330D Tussor||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||175g||4/10|
|DB/GB/SF Blind Jacket||119090||249.95||DB Camo||140D Polyamide||Yes||Underarm||Yes||40-60g||5|
|DB-GB-SF Blind Bib||219090||249.95||DB Camo||140D Polyamide||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||40-60g||5|
|LE Nomad Ice Jacket||110400||179.95||Red/Blue/Black||330D Tussor||Yes||Underarm||Yes||100g||7|
|LE Nomad Ice Bib||210400||179.95||Black||330D Tussor||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||100g||7|
|LE Sheila Ice Jacket||120500||189.95||Fuschia||330D Tussor||Yes||Underarm||Yes||150g||9|
|LE Sheila Ice Bib||220500||189.95||Gray||330D Tussor||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||150g||9|
|LE Heat Sink Jacket||110300||199.95||Red/Blue/Black||600D/330D||Yes||Lat & Back||Yes||150g||9|
|LE Heat Sink Ice Bib||21300||199.95||Gray||600D Endura||Yes||Leg Zip||Yes||150g||9|
|SI/LE Performance Hoody- M/W||604000||109.95||Black||Nylon||Yes||Underarm||No||Dual Fleece||3|
|* Relative Warmth Rating (on scale of 10): 1 for a mild fall day; 5 for a typical winter day; 10 for extreme sub zero conditions. Ratings are relative and subjective.|
|** Climate Jacket & Bibs have removable liners. Jacket has softshell inner jacket with fleece. Pant has zip-out lining. Rating is for shell/system.|
|Note: All styles with Sureflote are completely windproof. Sureflote adds the equivalent of 150g of insulation to the amounts indicated above.|
|W/B = Waterproof Breathable Hydrapore Shell (PU: 5,000mm/5,000g/m2; Laminated: 10,000mm/5,000/m2)|
|Thermadex Insulation- All styles with insulation padding.|
|Sureflote- Flotation-Assist Liner (where noted). Flotation liner may vary between SI and LE styles.|
What is the difference between the Lake Effect models and the Striker Ice models?
Which suit should I buy ?
How warm are these suits?
This is a tough question to answer due to under layering, blood circulation and your level of activity. Each garment has a temperature rating on a scale from 1-10. Generally, any rating over 5 should be sufficient more typical winter conditions. Please refer to the chart below. For technical details, please read our technical tutorial on the “Tech Talk” link from the home page footer.
What makes them float?
Are they Coast Guard approved?
What is the Triple-Play cuff and the Infinite-Play cuff?
What if I become too hot or start sweating?
What size should I order?
Is there a warranty?
Yes, one year from the original purchase date. Claims should be made to Striker Brands, LLC not the retailer the garment was purchased from. We can be contacted using the link “Contact Us”. It is suggested that you include a photo of the problem. Note: Lake Effect Superior, Huron, KidRider are no longer covered under warranty.
What’s covered under the warranty?
Manufactures defects such as snap failures, zipper malfunctions, seam failures, etc.
What should I wear underneath my Striker suit?
Anything but Cotton. Merino wool and polypropylene are best suited for using as under layers.
How do I adjust the cuffs on my bibs?
First, pull apart the bottom hem- velcro on velcro. Second, open leg, lift gaiter, and re-attach cuff to desired height. Then, put away tab(s) if not needed. Click tutorial link below to see pdf instruction sheet.
Cuff Adjustment Tutorial
Can I wash my suit?
Yes, machine wash in cold water using a mild detergent and hang to dry. Never use heat to dry the garment.
Can I repair my torn or burned shell fabric?
Yes. For small tears you can try to insert a backing patch behind the damaged area and use adhesive such as silicone to bond the backing to the torn area. For larger tears or burned areas, you will also have to sew the outer shell to the back patch material. This may be difficult depending on the location and nature of the damaged area. In some cases, Striker Brands can perform repairs for a nominal charge. Contact Customer Service using the “Contact Us” link.
Does it really float?
Yes. Yes it does. Don’t Believe it? . . . Watch the videos (click the Videos link on the home page).