The weather this summer has been all over the place, with 30-degrees plus one day, followed by torrential downpours the next. Having a set of waterproofs that can fend off the elements has become essential and the Browning Xi-Dry range fits the bill perfectly. 

I love the smart, understated look of this clothing, but most importantly it has kept me dry in monsoon-like conditions, with no annoying weak-points that let the water in. I particularly like the heavy-duty zips that have proper ‘storm-flaps’ covering them to provide an extra layer of waterproofing. 

I am a big chap, and I am pleased to report that this clothing has a great fit for the taller angler. The high cut of the Bib & Brace is great, helping to keep my lower back protected when pole fishing. 

I wear the Bib & Brace for a lot of my fishing as you inevitably get wet when unhooking a good fish in the net. You need clothing that is comfortable and just blends in, enabling me to get on with the fishing. The material feels reassuringly tough, without being stiff and noisy, which is a small, but important point. 

Two jackets are available. A heavy-duty Xi-Dry Polar Jacket, which has a padded lining to keep you warm along with a 12,000mm rated outer shell. The lighter Xi-Dry WR10 jacket is ideal for all but the coldest conditions and is rated to 10,000mm waterproofing, giving you the choice of a lighter jacket to keep the wind and rain off through the warmer months. 

A great two-piece suit that not only looks great, but does the job brilliantly well. 

Jon Whincup

The Xi-Dry Suit has kept me dry in some terrible conditions.

I like the high cut of the bib & brace.

I wear the bib & brace most of the time when fishing.

I like the high cut of the back of the bib & brace.

"I love the smart, understated look of this clothing"