Re: Considering a Wading Jacket
I wear a Gore-Tex "alpine" cut jacket made by Taiga (Canadian company based in Vancouver). It's 3 layer material so is pretty tough. I've worn it for years, fishing and otherwise. No special pockets or doodads for fishing, but it keeps the wind and rain out.
I used to wear a coated nylon rain jacket thinking I didn't want to spend the $ on Gore-Tex for rough-duty fishing. I was wrong. Spending a rainy day in a cold clammy plastic jacket getting damp from your sweat and not the rain is not fun.