Gillies Irish River Coat

Designed for wading in harsh conditions, this coat is equally at home in the field or around town.

David R. Lewis III, fishing enthusiast, entrepreneur and founder of Gillies Gear, announced the introduction of the Irish River Coat, a thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic British waxed cotton sporting coat. Designed for wading in harsh conditions, this coat is equally at home in the field or around town.

The Irish River Coat is constructed of StormSeal®, a waterproof, breathable laminate fabric with a soft, suede-like hand. Gillies teamed up in an exclusive arrangement with Squires® HighTech Inc. to introduce this new fabric to the fishing community. Already proven in hunting garments, StormSeal® is silent, windproof, burr proof, and 100% machine washable.

“There are plenty of good, waterproof wading jackets on the market currently.” Says David Lewis, “But they all share common flaws associated with other waterproof fabrics; they’re noisy, uncomfortable, and you look and feel like you’re wearing a sheet of plastic. That’s why we’re so excited by StormSeal® – it feels like a comfortable old fleece jacket.”


Comfortable fabric is just one of the many features of this coat. Other special features of the Gillies Irish River Coat include:

  • Removable snap-on/snap-off hood

  • Zippered, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets

  • Mesh backed 12″ nylon armpit zippered events

  • 2mm internal adjustable neoprene cuffs

  • Fleece lined collar and storm flap

  • Synthetic snaps and nylon zippers

  • Bellows fly box front pockets with drain holes

  • Single hand left side waist draw cord

  • D-rings, rod tabs & snap up rod loop

Gillies Gear designs and manufactures fine clothing, apparel and gear for the sporting lifestyle, including breathable waders, sweaters, jackets and vest-packs. Gillies Gear can be found at fine sporting and fly shops across the country and on the web at can be reached by phone at (330) 533-6490, by fax at (330) 533-0523, or email at