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March 16, 2021 (Poulsbo, WA) – Grundéns, producer of the world’s leading fishing apparel and footwear, today announces its highly anticipated spring collection launch, led by the SeaKnit Boat Shoe. In high demand since pro angler Skeet Reese won the first Major League Fishing event at Lake Okeechobee in February, the SeaKnit is a lace-up boat shoe that appeals to both competitive anglers and weekend warriors. In addition, Grundéns new Charter GORE-TEX Bib a lightweight, packable bib constructed from GORE-TEX PACLITE® PLUS compliments the existing Charter GORE-TEX Jacket, and the Transmit jacket and bib, a waterproof breathable set, round out the foul weather gear in Grundéns Spring 2021 collection.
“Ever since Skeet Reese won at Lake Okeechobee wearing the SeaKnit, we’ve been eager to make it available to our customers,” says Grundéns CEO David Mellon. “We’ve seen explosive demand for our footwear over the last year. SeaKnit offers a new perspective to on boat deck traction and warmer climate comfort. Combined with our new Charter and Transmit products, our decades of experience equipping anglers is on full display this spring.”
The SeaKnit boat shoe offers anglers performance and fit with a 100% seamless knit upper, a unique PU overlay, or “freeboard” provides light water resistance on wet surfaces, and a non-marking natural gum rubber outsole with razor-cut siping provides superior on-deck traction. A shock-absorbing EVA midsole and comfort footbed provide all day cushioning for the active angler. In addition, proprietary fabric treatments provide resistance to odor and stains. The SeaKnit Boat Shoe is a contemporary lace-up sneaker specifically designed for anglers. The SeaKnit retails for $109.99.
The Charter GORE-TEX Bib is the most breathable Grundéns has ever built and compliments the current Charter GORE-TEX jacket. Combined with the GORE-TEX Guaranteed to Keep You Dry Promise and utilizing a 2-layer PACLITE® PLUS laminate construction, the thin, lightweight, highly packable bibs feature an interior surface finish specifically designed to resist the toughest contaminants including oil and gas. Complete with Cordura reinforcements on the knees and cuff, drop-in chest pocket and kill switch anchor. These bibs were built to meet the demanding needs of the Grundéns sport fishing customer. The Charter Bib retails for $289.99.
The Transmit Jacket and Bib are designed to provide anglers and outdoor enthusiasts with durable, waterproof protection and breathability they need on any adventure. Built with a durable Pertex Shield 2-layer face fabric, the Transmit incorporates a hung taffeta lining that allows for next to skin comfort while keeping anglers dry and protected from the elements. Grundéns proven internal neoprene cuffs seal water out allowing anglers to stay comfortably dry while spending long hours on the water. A fully-adjustable hood, kill switch anchor, strategically placed pockets, and adjustable elastic suspenders ensure the Transmit Jacket and Bib are built for all day wearability. The jacket and bib retail for $179.99.
The Spring 2021 head-to-toe collection, including the SeaKnit Boat Shoe, Charter GORE-TEX Bib and Transmit Jacket and Bib are available now at retailers nationwide and at www.Grundéns.com.
Carl A. Grundén began producing traditional waterproof oilskins in 1911 for the fishermen of the North Sea in Grundsund, Sweden. Material shortages during World War I forced the company to close but in 1926 Grundéns Regnklader AB was founded and has been producing quality gear ever since. Today, the brand operates globally from Boras, Sweden and Poulsbo, Washington. Learn more at Grundéns.com.