FAQs

What's new for 2017-18?

Many styles have feature updates and improvements for this season. The 2017 Predator Jacket and Bibs are all new and dealers are ordering in a big way due to anticipated demand. We have some new gloves/mitts for 2017 including some leather models. And the new Riot Hoody and the very popular Havoc Hoody will be in big demand this season. We have some new caps, socks and T-shirts too. Lastly, our Striker ICE Rubber Boots with 1,200g Thinsulate are available for 2017. Look for new spring items for open water fishing to be announced later this year.

What is the difference between the GUARDIAN, the Striker Ice HARDWATER, Striker Ice PREDATOR and the CLIMATE suits?

The outer shell on the HARDWATER uses a 600D Endura that has a “Carhartt” feel and the Striker Ice PREDATOR uses a 330D Tussor that has a traditional ice suit feel. A Tricot interior (micro fleece feel) is used on the body of the HARDWATER and a Taffeta nylon lining is used on the sleeves. There is 150g of Thermadex insulation is in the HARDWATER garments and 100g of Thermadex insulation in the Striker Ice Predator garments. The CLIMATE has a light 330D shell with removable linings so it can be used as a three-season suit by removing the liners. The GUARDIAN is similar to the PREDATOR but with fewer features and less insulation. The GUARDIAN has Sureflote and 50g Thermadex insulation, and has 600D Endura elbow and knee panels.

 

2016-17 Product Comparison

Style Style MSRP Colors Shell PU Taped? Vents Sureflote? Insulation Rating*
                   
Guardian Jacket- M/W 112090 159.95 Red 330D Tussor Yes Underarm & Back Yes 60g 5
Guardian Bib- M/W 212090 159.95 Red 330D Tussor Yes None Yes 60g 5
Guardian Jacket- Y 132090 119.95 Red 330D Tussor Yes Underarm & Back Yes 60g 5
Guardian Bib- Y 232090 119.95 Red 330D Tussor Yes None Yes 60g 5
                   
                   
SI Predator Jacket 115100 199.95 Red/Blue/Black 330D Tussor Yes Radial & Back Yes 100g 7
SI Predator Bibs 215100 199.95 Charcoal 330D Tussor Yes Leg Zip Yes 100g 7
                   
SI Hard Water Jacket 114050 229.95 Red/Black 600D Endura Yes Underarm Yes 150g 9
SI Hard Water Bib 214050 229.95 Gray 600D Endura Yes Leg Zip Yes 150g 9
                   
SI Prism Jacket- W 124050 199.95 Green/Pink/Gray 330D Tussor Yes Underarm Yes 150g 9
SI Prism Bib- W 224050 199.95 Gray 330D Tussor Yes Leg Zip Yes 150g 9
                   
SI Climate Jacket** 116000 269.95 Black/Blue/Red/Brown 330D Tussor Yes Radial & Back Yes Softshell** 4/10
SI Climate Bib** 216000 259.95 Black/Brown 330D Tussor Yes Leg Zip Yes 175g 4/10
                   
                   
DB/GB/SF Blind Jacket 119090 249.95 DB Camo 140D Polyamide Yes Underarm Yes 40-60g 5
DB-GB-SF Blind Bib 219090 249.95 DB Camo 140D Polyamide Yes Leg Zip Yes 40-60g 5
                   
                   
LE Nomad Ice Jacket 110400 179.95 Red/Blue/Black 330D Tussor Yes Underarm Yes 100g 7
LE Nomad Ice Bib 210400 179.95 Black 330D Tussor Yes Leg Zip Yes 100g 7
                   
LE Sheila Ice Jacket 120500 189.95 Fuschia 330D Tussor Yes Underarm Yes 150g 9
LE Sheila Ice Bib 220500 189.95 Gray 330D Tussor Yes Leg Zip Yes 150g 9
                   
LE Heat Sink Jacket 110300 199.95 Red/Blue/Black 600D/330D Yes Lat & Back Yes 150g 9
LE Heat Sink Ice Bib 21300 199.95 Gray 600D Endura Yes Leg Zip Yes 150g 9
                   
SI/LE Performance Hoody- M/W 604000 109.95 Black Nylon  Yes Underarm No Dual Fleece 3
 
* Relative Warmth Rating (on scale of 10): 1 for a mild fall day; 5 for a typical winter day; 10 for extreme sub zero conditions. Ratings are relative and subjective.
 
** Climate Jacket & Bibs have removable liners. Jacket has softshell inner jacket with fleece. Pant has zip-out lining. Rating is for shell/system.  
   
Note: All styles with Sureflote are completely windproof. Sureflote adds the equivalent of 150g of insulation to the amounts indicated above.  
   
W/B = Waterproof Breathable Hydrapore Shell (PU: 5,000mm/5,000g/m2; Laminated: 10,000mm/5,000/m2)  
   
Thermadex Insulation- All styles with insulation padding.  
   
Sureflote- Flotation-Assist Liner (where noted). Flotation liner may vary between SI and LE styles.

 

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What makes them float?

Our Sureflote flotation system, which is made from expanded low density polyethylene foam, traps air in closed cells. This is constructed into multi-layer membranes to create internal air pockets for added buoyancy. The SUREFLOTE membrane is moisture resistant and provides superior user mobility and added protection in the extreme cold. The combined jacket and bib with SUREFLOTE provides flotation assistance for up to two hours for an average person. You can float with just the bib or jacket and you will not float upside down while wearing just the bib.

Are they Coast Guard approved?
No, they are not a PFD. The suits are designed to aid in keeping you afloat.
What is the Triple-Play cuff and the Infinite-Play cuff?

The Infinite-Play Cuff is our proprietary adjustable cuff that allows you to adjust the length of the inseam up to 6 inches. The Triple-Play Cuff is the adjustable inseam for our older models/ all raingear and allows adjustment to 3 and 6 inches.

What if I become too hot or start sweating?

The underarm zip vents on the jacket and the full-length 3-way zippers on the bib legs will provide immediate relief without removing the garments. The jacket and bibs also breath naturally due to the waterproof/windproof/breathable shell fabric.

What size should I order?

You can find your size by referring to our size chart.  Measure your waist at the largest dimension, even if it is at the belly button. This may or may not be your pants size. The Climate jacket is tapered so it can me more comfortable when worn without the softshell lining. Consider one size larger Climate jacket for “experienced bellies”.

Is there a warranty?

Consumer Product Warranty- What Is Covered

The Striker Brands product warranty covers defects in manufacturing or workmanship including but not limited to: seam failures; missing/defective snaps, zippers, etc; defective fabrication; separations, etc for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Striker Brands will repair or replace the product at its sole discretion. The warranty does not cover burns, tears, abrasions, stains, fading or normal wear and tear.

Product Warranty Return Procedure

It’s Simple – We Take Care of It! Contact Us Directly- Here is how it works:
1. Call or email us. USE THE CONTACT INQUIRY FORM TO EXPEDITE CLAIMS. Photos can be attached.

  1. Approved claims are issued a “Return Authorization” number (RA number) for tracking purposes.
  2. Customer ships us the defective item indicating RA number on carton (customer pays shipping).
  3. Striker Brands repairs or replaces the item based at its discretion.
  4. Striker Brands returns the repaired/replaced product to the customer (we pay return shipping).

We may make other arrangements or work out alternative remedies depending on the nature of the problem or if shipping is not practical. Unfortunately, all warranty product shipments sent without an RA number marked on the outside of the carton will be returned to the sender. Our goal is to remove the hassle and expense of warranty claims from the dealer while satisfying the needs of the customer in a timely manner.

 

*Note: INQUIRY FORM IS THE FASTEST WAY TO CONTACT US: You can find the form at www.strikerbrands.com by clicking on the ‘Contact Us’ link.

What should I wear underneath my Striker suit?

Anything but Cotton. Merino wool and polypropylene are best suited for using as under layers. We also sell layering products such as the Shak Shirt/Pants and the Polar Base Shirt/Pants. These items work perfectly as layers with your other striker gear.

Can I wash my suit?

Yes, machine wash in cold water using a mild detergent and finish by hang drying. Never use heat to dry the garment.

Can I repair my torn or burned shell fabric?

In most cases, yes. For small tears, you can insert a backing patch behind the damaged area and use adhesive such as silicone to bond the backing to the torn area. For larger tears or burned areas, you will also have to sew the outer shell to the back-patch material. This may be difficult depending on the location and nature of the damaged area. For simple tears and/or burn holes ect, we sell patch kits with replacement fabric, adhesive and other repair materials. Use the Inquiry Form on www.strikerbrands.com in the ‘Contact Us’ link or call us.

Can I float with just the bib or just the jacket?

Yes. You can float with just one of the suit pieces, however the Jacket and Bib system together will work the best. You will float better with just the bib because it has more Sureflote material throughout than the jacket.

*Note: This does differ from person to person as everybody has different body densities. Our flotation system is labeled as flotation assist and is not a PFD.

Where can I purchase STRIKER gear?

You can visit our website (www.strikerstore.com), or visit any of our affiliate retailers. See our dealer locator to find our retailer nearest you!

Who do I contact for an exchange or a return?

If you purchased directly from our website, contact info@strikerbrands.com

If you purchased through a retailer, you will need to contact that retailer directly.

 

Why are some items on clearance or at a discounted price?

Some of our listed items are models from a previous year and have been replaced by new versions as we are always trying to innovate and improve our products.

Can I purchase gear at a discounted price?

No, because we have (MAP) Minimum Advertised Price on all our current gear. This means that we have an agreement between us and our retailers to have a consistent price listed for all our current items.

Do I need to pay anything to return or exchange an item?

When you order directly through STRIKER, you can contact us for a pre-paid shipping label for an exchange or a return. There will not be a restocking fee. (Please note, all tags must be attached, the item must be unworn and brand new and you must provide proof-of-purchase, typically in the form of a receipt)

How long do I have to return or exchange an item?

You have 30 days from date of purchase to return or exchange an item. (Please note, all tags must be attached, the item must be unworn and brand new and you must provide proof-of-purchase, typically in the form of a receipt)

When will my item ship and how will I know when it shipped?

Within the US, we offer free shipping for orders over $100, but you must be sure to select this option when checking out. You can also choose a quicker shipping option for an added cost. Carriers include USPS, UPS and SpeeDee Shipping.

We do not offer free shipping for orders to Canada. The best shipping method in Canada is USPS International Mail.

What are your shipping prices and options?

Within the US, we offer free shipping for orders over $100, but you must be sure to select this option when checking out. You can also choose a quicker shipping option for an added cost. Carriers include USPS, UPS and SpeeDee Shipping.

We do not offer free shipping for orders to Canada. The best shipping method in Canada is USPS International Mail.

Who do I contact about Pro-staff positions?

You can fill out our ‘Contact Us’ link from our website, or you can email Jeanne Hall directly at, jeanneh@strikerbrands.com