When comfort, function and reliability are a top priority, you will call on the PhantomT Semi-Dry Top! This jacket is fully breathable, windproof, waterproof, lightweight and rugged. The Phantom is at home whether you are boating, kayaking or fishing with your feet firmly planted on land. This Semi Dry Top boasts many, many great features:
Ergonomic cut - Easy to wear and providing full range of motion makes this top SUPER comfortable
3 Layer breathable material - Durable, Water Resistant & Breathable is a combination that will keep you fishing longer and more comfortably than ever before
Taped seams - Ensures water will stay OUTSIDE keeping you warm and dry
Inner waterproof silicone latex cuff seals - Keeps chilly water from rushing up your arm when reaching into the water to land fish, pick up something you dropped, or regain your footing
Outer neoprene cuff gaskets with Velcro adjustments - This further "locks down" the cuff to prevent water intrusion
Adjustable neoprene neck gasket - Sure to be your favorite feature. Gives you the ability to open up and "vent" for maximum comfort when not taking waves or moving between spots. Easy to seal when conditions get rough, keeping water out
Stow away hood with 3 cinch locks - Have a hood when you need it to keep wind and rain from freezing your neck, stow-away and forget it's their when it would only get in the way
Storm flap closures and visor - Features like these make this the ultimate rough-weather top to keep you comfortable under the most extreme conditions
Unique three way chest closure with water channel system - Unique design provides a level of comfort unavailable in other tops. Open up all the way to "breath" or seal down to channel water out specially positioned gromets and away from anywhere that would get you wet.
Water resistant left chest pocket with splash proof zipper - great place to store small items like a spare key, nippers or a safety whistle
Cargo pocket on right chest with drain holes - just more storage for leader material, flashlights, etc. with the added benefit it is self draining
Chest hand warmer - never find your hands to cold to tie knots again, warm them up in this hand warmer
Double sided, stretch, hook & loop cumber bun for hip and waist closure - This feature ensures anglers of all sizes will be able to get that "perfect fit", keeping water out while maximizing comfort
Skirt cinch lock downs - One more layer of protection against water intrusion
First trip out after getting this I had to go retrieve a rig from a jetty I had waves crashing over my head in some cases and I managed to stay dry so I would highly recommend this. The only downside I see is that the latex cuffs are too tight and you can feel the throbbing still a great top
By atlas From PA
Pros: Well Sealed Cons: Tricky to get on/off Recommended: Yes
This jacket is for staying dry when it is harsh. This is jacket has great seal around the waist and cuffs (rubber and neoprene). The neck seal is a bit bulky, but soft. If you're in/out of a jacket, fishing light drizzel, or generally fair weather and surf go for the zip-up jacket.
By mitchman From Falmouth, MA
Pros: Lightweight & keeps you dry! Cons: Can be a Pain to get off! Hood can flop around Recommended: Yes
I just finished my 3rd season with the top and it is a great jacket! I use it for surf fishing in colder weather and clamming. Whats great is I can stick my hand in the water and my sleeve stays dry, which is especially important when i go clamming in january! Neck gasket is good, doesn't let water in. I have been knocked off rocks briefly and have actually floated with waders and this top with no water down the back. I will admit that I have not pounded this jacket day in day out though, but it has seen good use and seals are holding up well. Make sure to buy one size up from your normal jacket size, they run small. There is no insulation, which I prefer, but requires you to layer.
By quantic From ri
Good Dry Top
I've gone through 2 seasons with my dry top and haven't had any problems. I can't imagine fishing without it. Keeps you dry so you can fish longer.
By fishngrega From Middletown, RI
Pros: Adjustable Neck gasket Cons: Velcro going south Recommended: Yes
I purchased this top in the beginning of the 09' season. After many many outings throughout the season I've become a little disappointed with the performance. the Velcro hip closure is beginning to break down, thankfully my wader belt is keeping the jacket nice and snug. I do love the adjustable neck closure! Its nice to close it up when the waves are pounding, and open it to let my body release some body heat. Make sure to order a size or too up!!! I take the 3XL, I normally wear XL clothing, and Jackets!