AFTCO wins big, taking Best of Category awards in all four apparel categories at ICAST 2021. The four clothing categories include: Warm Weather Technical Apparel, Cold Weather Technical Apparel, Men’s Lifestyle Apparel, and Women’s Lifestyle Apparel.
“It’s an absolute honor to be recognized for our innovation in technical and lifestyle apparel with all four Best of Category awards at ICAST 2021” said AFTCO Marketing Director Matt Florentino.
This year marks the fourth year of AFTCO winning awards at ICAST and since the inception of clothing awards, AFTCO has cinched eleven out of the thirteen New Product Showcase awards in the apparel categories.
The four winning products are outlined below.
Barricade Elite Waterproof Rain Suit
Best of Category: Cold Weather Technical Apparel
The Barricade Elite jacket and bib features 100% nylon 4-layer construction designed for saltwater. This 30K waterproof / 7K breathable system is built to perform, featuring the innovative SpeedVent™ Hood which eliminates neck strain, Double Dry Cuffs to prevent water seepage, YKK AquaGuard® chest zippers, kill switch D-Ring, reinforced utility pocket, and reflective logos. Welcome to the next generation of best-in-class outerwear.
Adapt Tactical Hooded LS Performance Shirt
Best of Category: Warm Weather Technical Apparel
Adapt is built with the highly innovative bio-based “Phase Change” fabric that intelligently reacts to changes in body temperature with dynamic cooling and warming. Truly unique in all aspects, Phase Change technology resets the bar in the performance category. Essential features include UPF 50, SpeedVent™ hood with integrated face mask, mesh ventilation panels, and a custom camo print that means business.
ECONYL® Rescue Fishing Shorts
Best of Category: Mens Lifestyle Apparel
The Rescue Fishing Shorts are part of an all-new capsule of technical fishing clothing made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, a unique fabric spun from ocean and landfill waste including decommissioned fishing nets, industrial plastics, and fabric scraps. These shorts are built with 4-way stretch, DWR stain resistance, and a reinforced pliers pocket. 10″ inseam.
Women’s Field Overalls
Best of Category: Women’s Lifestyle Apparel
Meet the “Jill” of all trades, the Field overalls. Built for surf or turf adventure, Field is constructed with a ripstop 94% nylon, 6% spandex 165gsm fabric. Field provides UPF 40 sun protection, DWR stain resistance, 4-way stretch, elastic faced adjustable straps, zippered chest pocket, front hand and back pockets, Block Tapey cell phone pocket, hem adjustment, demask woven label, and inseam 30.5”.