Sub-freezing temps and the elements that come with late fall, winter, and early spring have the tendency to deter a lot of anglers. That’s perfectly fine with us. More fair-weather fishermen equals more empty parking lots, and vacant water. The truth is, when dressed for success, not only is cold wet/weather tolerable, it can also be quite productive. Traditionally, the solution to cope with challenging weather has been to layer appropriately, and throw a waterproof bib and jacket on as the outer layer. The problem is, the colder it is, the more layers you need and the more bulk you collect. Our answer, the Challenger Insulated Jacket and Bib, a waterproof package that warms like no other. To see how this kit has been performing during its intended season, we checked in with a few of our pros who fish in the frostiest parts of North America on open and hard water alike.