Striker Ice HardWater Bib - Closeout
The Striker Ice HardWater Bib combines safety with superior warmth and dry protection to offer one of the best ice fishing bibs. This bib is constructed of tough 600D Endura fabric, 150g Thermadex insulation, flotation lining, and super tough snakeskin knees. Waterproof, breathable, windproof and loaded with technical features, the Striker Ice Hardwater Bib virtually eliminates the need for an ice shelter. This is an extreme weather bib capable of handling the toughest winter weather conditions.
- 600D Endura 5000/5000 waterproof/breathable Hydrapore 5000 outer shell
- 100% PU seam taped
- 150g Thermadex insulated lining
- Sureflote buoyancy material throughout bib
- Articulated knees for improved comfort and flexibility
- Additional padding in seat and knee areas
- 1600D super-tough knees
- Triple-Play leg cuffs make inseam length adjustable
- 3-way waist height
- YKK leg zippers
- Water drains for safely removing water if submerged
- Reflective tape on front and back
- YKK 2-way heavy duty (10 gauge) front zipper
- Magnetic storm flaps on front and leg zippers
- Boot storm gators with gripper elastic
- Adjustable suspenders
- Fleece-lined chest pockets
- Expandable cargo pockets
- Soft Touch breast pocket for valuables
- 2 exterior D-rings for accessory attachment
- Beverage holder incorporated into thigh pocket
- Improved super-strong crotch panel
- Instant access openings to get to front under layer pockets
- Elastic stretch panels at sides for improved comfort and flexibility
- Fast-Drain hems
Important: Sureflote is not Coast Guard Approved. This item is not approved by the Coast Guard as a personal flotation device or life preserver. Sureflote may be rendered ineffective in adverse conditions such as strong water currents. The Sureflote system does not protect against hypothermia in extreme cold water.
Ratings & Reviews
by Collin -
I'm 5'8" @ 180# with a 34" jean waist measurement. I bought the mediums and they fit perfect, if you put on a thick pair of jeans (i.e. duck cloth) they still fit, but it's a bit snug. They are a bit bulky, BUT that's perfectly fine with me because I'm not doing all that much moving on the ice. The elastic suspenders don't give you much adjustment and I can see them losing elasticity a few years down the line. The first two days I wore these I only wore UA cold gear long johns. The temperatures WITH wind chill were 25 to 30 degrees F w/ 25 mph winds and -1 to 15 degrees F w/ 10 mph winds. We fished for about 5 hours each day in CONSTANT winds with little let up on the wind. I NEVER got cold on either day and I would on occasion feel a SLIGHT breeze of cold air on the leg zipper. These things are fantastic and I cannot wait to be able to get the jacket and won't ever have to layer up again!
Striker Hardwater Bibs
by turndog -
I have worn these bibs a couple of times since I bought them and I can't say enough positive things about them. They were a little too warm the first time with layers underneath and pulling my sled full of ice gear. Hopefully I never have to test the floatation, but it's nice to know the assistance is there! I'm 5'6" and 170 lbs. Bought the medium and they fit nicely with wiggle room around the sides. After 2 trips I have decided to raise the adjustable cuff up a little, as I have stepped on the back of the leg.
Tough, warm and practical
by Chet -
High quality, warm, windproof, waterproof bibs with a ton of well thought out features designed for cold weather fishing. The insulation and floatation features result in some bulkiness but nothing onerous. After reading the instructions (and a couple of online videos) the cuffs are easily shortened to fit. Re-enforced, padded knees plant perfectly when kneeling onto the ice/deck. The only knock is the elastic suspenders that will eventually stretch out over time after getting wet/dry/wet. To alleviate carrying the full weight of bibs on your shoulders (and all the gear you'll carry in the numerous pockets), a belt/ belt loops would be helpful to relieve the stress on the suspenders. Instead of hanging wet bibs from the elastic suspenders, the small locker loop on the back of the bibs could be replaced by a larger D-ring secured by waterproof webbing to the bibs. Deep sea fishing can get cold/windy (and dangerous) quickly, these bibs could make things comfortable and safe.
Where's the furnace?!?!
by Jigman13 -
Wore these a couple times since I've gotten them. Was in windy 20 degree conditions and was extremely comfortable and warm. I actually had too many layers on. You definitely do not have to bundle up these. I get cold easily and often quickly bc I'm lean. Ain't worrying about that now! I'll likely get the matching top next season. Also, in regards to sizing, I wear a medium in damn near everything but got the small in these bibs. Wise decision. They fit perfectly with room in case I get chubby post-40 lol...
by SKIFFLAKEJIMMY -
The adjustable cuffs/ inseam is tricky.